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Director Packaging Innovation

Trumbull, CT, United States
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.
  • The Director, Packaging Innovation has responsibility for the development and commercialization of new packaging and the integration of novel and innovative packaging technologies into new product offerings.
  • The individual leads both a team of engineers as well as strategic projects and will serve as a primary point of contact for the Marketing lead Innovation Team.
  • Architect and deliver the North American packaging sustainability strategy with pragmatic and innovative solutions that can manage costs and deliver growth.
  • Deliver omni-channel and e-commerce specific solutions to continue momentum in this important channel.
  • Leading a group within the R&D Packaging Development Team, including the management of staff, goal setting, providing vision for the competency.
  • Create and manage development budgets for the team.
  • Build bridges between the Packaging Development Team, the balance of the R&D organization, and cross-functional partners.
  • Manage workload of the team and provide needed direction to deliver against assigned projects to assure required deadlines are met.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the developments and trends in packaging & sustainability for possible applications with the company's present and future products.
  • BS in Package Engineering or related Engineering Field, 10+ years related professional experience, including people management experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and still meet critical milestones and ability to present conclusions and recommendations to management team.
  • Technical and theoretical knowledge of packaging materials and processes.
  • Position requires approximately 25% travel.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore,Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talentfor specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not precludethe employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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