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R&D Packaging Manager

Warren, New Jersey
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Jul 8, 2022

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At GSK Consumer Health we are on a mission to deliver everyday health with humanity.

Are you ready to:
  • join a growing packaging team?
  • help innovate the future of R&D packaging?
  • apply your natural passion for packaging to improve the consumer experience?
  • drive strong business results through sustainable innovation?
  • accelerate your R&D career tackling one of the most strategic and visible challenges facing brand-owning companies around the world?

North America is a strategic market for the consumer healthcare business and we are growing our R&D packaging team to improve the lives of our consumers. Our portfolio consists of global and local brands such as Centrum, Sensodyne, Advil, Preparation H, Benefiber, Robitussin, Theraflu, Flonase, Tums and Chapstick. Our mission is to deliver sustainable packaging innovation to help drive brand growth and consumer satisfaction.

This Packaging Manager North America supports business objectives through delivery of packaging innovations in collaboration with partner functions and leveraging the external ecosystem.

Key responsibilities for this role include:
  • Lead multiple projects for the North America business unit with varied levels of complexity and confidently. Represent R&D Packaging in key internal meetings to provide subject matter expertise for decision making.
  • Engagement with partner functions and stakeholders in R&D, Marketing and Supply Chain to define clear objectives, prioritization and resource planning.
  • Be brand savvy and consumer obsessed in leveraging new technologies to elevate user experience through innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.
  • Collaborate with external partners (suppliers, academia) to develop best in class innovation for the brands, and drive awareness of competitor packaging activities to identify improvements and innovation opportunities for North America business.
  • Continually develop knowledge in new areas of packaging and look for innovative and better ways of working by eliminating non-value-added activities and improve efficiency.
  • Continually develop and leverage knowledge in sustainability trends, recycling technologies and local/national/regional recyclability regulations.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:·
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Packaging, Chemical or Mechanical), or Science (Material Science, Polymer Chemistry or related fields)
  • 7 + years of relevant R&D packaging experience in FMCG or Pharmaceuticals
  • Experienced in collaborating with partner functions in R&D, Marketing and Supply Chain on the requirements of packaging development and related processes
  • Experienced in leading end-to-end complex projects for local or global consumer brands

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master's degree in Engineering (Packaging, Chemical or Mechanical), or Science (Material Science, Polymer Chemistry or related fields)
  • Strong technical understanding of the requirements to deliver packaging innovation to the marketplace along with a good grasp of the associated challenges in order to anticipate and resolve issues, mitigate risks and make sound business decisions
  • Ability to solve technical and operational problems with a scientific approach
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and policies (environmental, safety and regulatory) related to packaging
  • Skilled in building and maintaining strong external network with key business partners and industry associations.
  • Knowledge in medical devices and regulated OTC packaging is preferred

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business. This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.


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