Product Development Engineer

Job Description
Req ID 21821 - Posted 27/03/2014 - Research and Development - Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas - North America - United States - WI - Madison - Full-Time - Permanent - -

This individual will primarily be responsible for the management and execution of assigned product development projects within the Americas food or medical markets. They will lead customer specific and technology platform projects from the idea to the implementation phase. The role will mainly focus on development projects in the Madison and Milwaukee sites, but will have responsibilities for all sites within the Americas business unit where their competencies are required. This person will interact with customers and raw material suppliers in efforts to accelerate new product developments. Additionally, they will frequently interact with and support the plant technical teams in the scope of commercializing new product development projects.

Key Accountabilities:
• Closing new product development projects
• Setting up project plans with milestones and deliverables
• Managing all activities for the assigned projects in a site while coordinating with sales, marketing, and operations
• Product and process validations internally and at customer sites
• Monthly reporting on the progress and planned activities
• Maintaining the project database
• Sales/Marketing Support
• Technical assistance for sales/marketing in selling new concepts, cost reductions, and existing products
• Technical assistance with key account and major account programs
• Preparation and delivery of technical presentations

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or equivalent required
• Minimum of five years in a packaging related process engineering and/or product development position required
• Technical understanding of adhesive laminating, extrusion laminating/coating, and flexo and gravure printing processes preferred
• Technical understanding of coating processes preferred
• Technical understanding of the properties of papers, foils, films, adhesives, polymers and other materials commonly used in packaging required
• Energetic, innovative, and eager to work in a team based environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Project management experience and proven project leadership roles
• Up to 25% travel requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Amcor Flexibles - United States is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 847-362-9000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Amcor Ltd

Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 33,000 people worldwide, operating in 42 countries across 300 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information visit

AFEA Overview

With 68 plants in 21 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit


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