At Amazon, we're constantly looking for ways to improve our customers' packaging experience and how we get our products to our customers.
EU Packaging Team is looking for a dynamic, driven, organized, analytical and creative Packaging Engineer to join our team.
This role requires an innovative thinker and leader to drive package and packaging processes improvements for Amazon internal teams and external partners.
You will be successful in this role if you passionately develop new packaging concepts based on existing and learned expertise in packaging materials, operational processes, and supply chains.
You will analyze material characterization laboratory results and design / implement operational test plans for rapid learning and iteration of packaging design and material specifications.
You will stay close to the ongoing operations and stay up to date on packaging trends, quickly being able to identify the best technical solutions that can solve problems for Amazon and our customers.
The candidate will also have a passion for troubleshooting and to promote customer experience improvements via, but not limited to, sustainable innovative products.
In addition, you will troubleshoot and problem solve independently in an ambiguous environment. You will have high ownership of your work, as proven by a record of driving projects and strategic initiatives to their completion independently.
To achieve this, you are motivated, agile, with strong time management and project management skills, and have experience working in a technical environment.
In this role, your key responsibilities include :
Be the expert on packaging qualification practices and standards
Create new packaging standards for Amazon’s huge selection aim to improve the customer packaging experience, including but not limited to sustainability
Drive awareness and adoption of EU Packaging Standards within and outside of Amazon
Develop standard test methods, including statistical analysis
Develop and manage materials and suppliers qualification processes
Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies in our packaging evaluation process
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with US and global stakeholders
Ability to work independently and deal with ambiguous environment
Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Packaging, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering / physics field
5+ years’ experience in technical product, material characterization, material development / optimization, packaging quality control
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Experience with developing unique test protocols and procedures
In-depth knowledge of standard industry practices in packaging
Exceptional interpersonal and technical communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong stakeholder engagement skills
Structured thinking and problem solving ability
Proven Analytical skills including statistics and data analysis
Experience guiding the work of technical resources through project management
Knowledge and experience with various substrates such as folding cartons and corrugated, design and production of prototypes, and new product development
MBA or MS preferred in Material Science, Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainability
Consumer packaged goods or e-commerce experience
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Experience with SQL, data pulling and analysis