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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:52 AM

USD : Dannon within R and D is looking for aDirector : R and D Packaging in theUnited States (US) for
White Plains, NY.
With our global presence, brands and business within our mission bringing health through food to as many people as possible we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together
DanoneWave, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for R and D Director Packaging, for their White Plains, New York office.
The R and D Director Packaging is responsible to partner with the Brand Teams to identify and deliver consumer centric winning packages to support the growth agenda. They will lead a team of packaging developers within the United States and Canada to create new packaging solutions, connecting with internal and external experts to bring new packaging technologies.
In this role you will:
:Accountable for the packaging design and development of all DanoneWave Yogurt brands.
:Manage and grow a staff of 7+ talent, including key SMEs in a hybrid :regional organizational model across US and Canada
:Partner with marketing to deliver Brand Pipelines, Innovation and Renovation according to DanoneWave Business Goals.
:Lead the specialty channel packaging across North America with customer sales teams
:Build consumer understanding capabilities and consumer centric design thinking within the packaging team and across the organization
:Ensure development of new technical and material concepts for packaging solutions via collaboration with internal and external experts to drive value and growth
:Collaborate with companywide packaging internal network to drive efficiencies and share best practices
:Represent local packaging team within global network to leverage resources and knowledge to strengthen innovation and deliver profitable growth.
:Drive the selection of key new vendors and maintain strong relationships with incumbents to continuously identify and deliver on innovative ideas
:Manage packaging development process and Stage Gate for new business opportunities
:Deliver packaging design and specifications to result in optimal performance, sustainable sourcing and manufacturing to assure 'design for manufacturability' and 'design right first time' principles are met.
:Collaborate closely with all relevant stakeholders to support operational excellence within launch initiatives across both internal and external manufacturing facilities
:Prioritize and ensure adequate staffing of project team in coordination with department heads to execute the projects.
The ideal candidate will have:
:Bachelor degree minimum, Master degree in Sciences or Engineering ideal ( Packaging, Mechanical, Chemical or related engineering science)
:10 : 15 years' experience in a packaging engineering field (preferably in the food or beverage industry)
:Demonstrated Leadership in cross functional teams involving marketing, sales, purchasing and manufacturing in the development of new products
:Lateral thinking and problem solving
:Technical competency and credibility
:General knowledge of the processes within marketing, industrial design, production, supply chain and global sales channels;
:Established project management skills
:Demonstrated ability to deliver results by working autonomously with minimal supervision
:Ability to create a roadmap for short term and long:term results
:Excellent Project Management skills
:Excellent verbal and written communication skills
:Excellent business skills and understand the levers of R and D
:Self:starter, autonomous and demonstrated ability to bring new unsolicited ideas
:Ability to travel approximately 25
About us:
:Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and


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