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Packaging Technology SA Manager

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Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: AkzoNobel

Job Purpose

Select & deliver best packaging solutions across the region and BU’s resulting in required product quality “fit for purpose” ensuring standardization,service, sustainability and deliver savings throughout the supply chain.

Key Accountabilities

- Drive harmonization and standardization of the portfolio by defining AkzoNobel standards for our key packs,
- Define, own and manage their respective packaging portfolio working with key stakeholders ie. commercial, manufacturing, sourcing and other relevant functions. Ensure technical and functional requirements are appropriately considered and covered across the supply chain.
- Develop functional excellence for the relevant portfolio and implement these across the regions ie. define specifications, standards, tests and trials, etc..
- Drive sustainability in packaging to achieve the objectives of the organization
- Ensure packaging supply and flexibility for key packs by developing dual supply options working with Sourcing
- Contribute to the selection select and development of key suppliers to ensure they have the capabilities,processes and organisation to properly serve the business
- Ensure we adhere to global and local compliance regulations and global standards on packaging.
- Drive for ,and deliver, direct and indirect savings on the packaging portfolio
- Initiate and manage compatibility tests and packaging trials ensuring quality throughout the supply chain
- Support the business in innovation initiatives and track new developments and innovation in the market
- Initiate and lead packaging projects with a cross functional team
- Understand relevant manufacturing capabilities and requirements for filling and packaging lines (incl. decoration) as well as palletization and wrapping.
- Provide 2nd line technical support with quality issues and prevent and/or limit impact on customers.
- Support on decoration technology activities setting standards and drive best practices working with artwork management, commercial, engineering and manufacturing.
- Manage packaging master data template for the relevant portfolio

Potential Candidate shall possess the following:

- A BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in the area of System/Packaging Science, Technical Engineering or Material Design
- Relevant experience working in a packaging manager role in Manufacturing, R&D, Procurement/Sourcing or in the packaging industry
- Experience with managing a packaging portfolio understanding specifications, functional requirements, product/packaging compatibility, manufacturing and logistics.
- Experience with packaging quality management across the supply chain, root cause analysis and continuous improvement
- Has good knowledge and experience in engineering disciplines (e.g. Chemical or Mechanical)
- Work autonomously with ability to represent the packaging function in the region
- Selfstarter with strong organizational skills and structured approach
- Strong stakeholder management working with Suppliers, Marketing, Procurement, etc..
- Project management .capabilities
- Teamplayer, having worked in a multinational environment with sensitivity to different cultural behaviours
- Working at a regional level willing to travel visiting sites, suppliers and markets
- Excellent communication skills.
- Fluent in English