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R&D Sr Engineer Sustainability

Moscow, Russian Federation
Research and Development

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Russia - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 165916BR

Job Description

  • Responsible for executing Packaging Sustainability programmes across ESSA and across Beverage & Nutrition Categories. ESSA geography spans across Europe & Sub-Saharan Africa including company owned and franchise owned operations with diverse packaging formats (PET, glass, cans, cartons and BIBs) and go-to-market models.
  • Transfer the company’s Performance with Purpose goals regarding Packaging Sustainability, Recyclability and GHG reduction to R&D packaging roadmap and projects list to execute
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in beverage packaging sustainability area within the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) or consumer products and goods (CPG) segment
  • Execute packaging sustainability projects from ideation through commercial launch
  • Project planning (mainly budgeting and scheduling)
  • Active participation in Marketing/Consumer Insights Research programs (e.g. focus groups and other consumer research formats) to ensure packaging considerations are taken into account upfront during project feasibility stage
  • Develop deep understanding of strategic packages, products and processes to support development of new packaging platforms, and contribute to trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Initiate and perform technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation
  • Build strong relationships with external partners & suppliers

Qualifications/Requirements

  1. Bachelors’ degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Packaging, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field (preferably in the FMCG/CPG segment)
  2. Experience with operating in a large/matrixed organization
  3. Experience in the development and execution of complex packaging programs
  4. Experience in manufacturing processes for beverages
  5. Solid project management skills and ability to articulate issues or requirements
  6. Good interpersonal skills with ability to influence vertically & horizontally
  7. Cultural sensitivity/flexibility in responding to different cultures
  8. First class written & verbal presentation skills
  9. Fluency in English is a must

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular