2018-10-29

Packaging Engineer, Strategic Sourcing
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Oct 29

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Burlington, VT
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4170471

Project Engineer/Sourcing Analyst – Packaging
Company – My client is a recognized leader in the plastics industry. They have specialized in custom household, consumer goods, and packaging manufacturing to the injection molding industry for several decades and they have truly mastered their craft. Having been in business for nearly 30 years, they are made up of other companies who have been around for even longer, allowing them to have a large part of the market and have several locations in the US! This organization is dedicated to innovation and their solutions are used in hundreds of products you use every day in the consumer goods and retail space. With deep financial pockets, they are not afraid to invest and supply their facilities with advanced technology to continue to offer the best value to their customers.
They appreciate their employees by offering:
  • Great base salaries, benefits, vacation, and more
  • A culture that allows for growth and upward mobility
  • Rewarding and impactful opportunity to be a direct decision maker during this period of growth
As the Project Engineer you will be responsible for being the subject matter expert in sourcing several materials and other product applications throughout the company’s portfolio. You will be a project leader overseeing cost saving strategies in the supply chain like qualifying new suppliers or materials that can save costs and improve product quality. We need someone who is hands on and has a strong technical background to be able to interact with all departments on projects like engineering, NPD, sales and more. This role is a hybrid between a project manager (can coordinate and drive cross-functional teams), a continuous improvement/cost saving engineer, and a sourcing/procurement leader for several facilities.
To be successful in this role:
  • Technical degree preferred – Engineering or Packaging Science
  • 2+ years in a plastics manufactured products – Injection Molding, Blow Molding, etc.
  • Experience with sourcing of induction liners ideal for caps and closures
  • True problem solver with proven success in driving cost savings strategies through Continuous Improvement
  • A practical project leader capable of interacting with all levels of the business
 
Location – This position is flexible on locations, but ideally will be based in one of their facilities and will travel to all locations. There are 3 total in the US in Northeastern Ohio, Upstate New Jersey and Upstate New York. Travel is likely 40-50%.
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