Product Development Engineer Extrusion
Amcor Limited
Gent, Belgium
8 dagen geleden

Job Purpose

We are currently looking for a Product Development Engineer (Extrusion) for our Marketing, R&D and Sustainability function.

The person will be responsible for managing and closing R&D projects in order to develop extruded films from concept through to product launch.

The role requires close collaboration with various functions (sales, marketing, procurement), customers and AF plants to generate and deliver sales / profit growth through new product development and roll out of existing concepts and value optimisation.

The person will also be the primary technical point of contact for the customer, and be responsible for dealing with technical issues, assisting with trial runs and where required investigation quality problems with existing products supplied by any of the AF plants.

Job Dimensions & Scope

The Product Development Engineer Extrusion will report to Product Development Manager. The person will be based in AF Gent Extrusion and will cover projects in all AFEMEA region.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for running, closing and following-up R&D projects
  • Responsible for developing films from concept to launch
  • First point of contact for customers and sales in relation to new project opportunities, carries out preliminary analyse of inputs / customer requirements
  • Responsible for technical customer satisfaction, support, trials and customer projects launch
  • Identify clear targets and costs. Meet project plans, create weekly project up-dates and monthly reports
  • Involvement and alignment with Sales & Marketing teams to ensure project prioritization and budgeting
  • Insure design meeting link between customer and plant regarding technical insights
  • Co-ordinate and support Amcor plants local R&D activities
  • Responsible for the trial and sample reel budget for own projects and customers
  • Assist the plant technical team in product optimisation
  • Support the innovation opportunities through the preparation of innovation presentations, workshops and meetings at customers and elsewhere to capture new sales opportunities
  • Major Challenges & Complexities

  • Be the link to customers, sales, marketing and plant regarding technical insights
  • Move to an environment of several stakeholders also coming from different backgrounds and functions
  • Complex projects - the person needs to understand the needs of the customer, the needs of the production plants, follow the procurement strategy, understand commercial framework and partnership with marketing to make sure that what it is developed ticks all the boxes and can be sold
  • Be the internal and external supplier
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    Formal Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry / Material Science or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience in a resin producer or within flexible packaging industry
  • Deep knowledge in polymer materials science or relevant working experience with extrusion
  • Processes, polymer chemistry and flexible packaging applications experience or dedication to acquire the required material and technical competencies fast
  • Commercial acumen in a technical and innovative environment
  • Willingness to travel (30-40 %) to extrusion sites, converting sites and customers
  • Technical knowledge on packaging materials and converting processes as well as on the packaging machines
  • Project Management experience and proven project leadership role
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office package
  • Fluent in English, any other language is an asset
  • Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Team work and Leadership
  • Cost thinking and customer oriented
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Proactive and able to communicate with different levels in the organization
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