Packaging Engineering Manager
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Job Category: Architecture/Engineering/Design
Packaging Engineering Manager
Windsor, CO, USA
Purpose and Scope
The Packaging Engineering Manager is responsible for the overall supervision, direction, planning, scheduling and activities of the Packaging Engineering team. Under limited supervision, leads and manages the team for commercial packaging requests and the development of new package requirements.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Direct and supervise the Packaging Engineering group, including hiring, training, coaching and evaluating direct-report employees.
- Lead and/or support new package development, process improvement and equipment installation projects.
- Assign projects and monitor project status for direct reports.
- Manage capital/expense budget for packaging projects, including approving expenditures, enforcing purchasing policies and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
- Analyze technology, resource needs and market demand in order to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
- Serve as Engineering representative who manages and leads new package development, new packaging equipment/systems installation, and process improvement for packaging operations to optimize productivity and quality.
- Work with project team to select and test primary and secondary packaging components for developmental products.
- Work with vendors on the development of new packaging components/labeling.
- Support management of packaging component, packaging equipment, and labeling vendors.
- Drive improvement related to existing products/processes within and outside the group.
- Provide technical assessment for packaging of commercial products and products in development (e.g. Phase I, II and III clinical trials).
- Author/edit Standard Operating Procedures, packaging specifications, container closure sections of INDs, NDAs, ANDAs and associated supplements.
- Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Proficient with Project Management skills and techniques (e.g. Project Plans to define project goals and objectives, define roles and responsibilities, assigning resource, scope, timelines, project budget, deliverables, milestones, actions, evaluating risk factors, etc.)
- Proficient in presentation tools, report writing, and oral presentation.
- Demonstrated strong verbal & written communication. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Strong problem-solving skills required spanning financial, GxP and business problems, and ability to identify and escalate issues appropriately.
- Ability to organize and prioritize on a daily basis based on current needs.
- Knowledge of primary and secondary packaging materials (specifically those used in the pharmaceutical or health care industry, packaging equipment, and film converting equipment).
- Knowledge of business and management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources
- Demonstrated skill in successfully coordinating projects among departments.
- The Packaging Engineering Manager is expected to operate within the framework of Tolmar’s Core Values:
- Consistently operate with the highest standards of ethics and compliance.
- Take ownership of your actions, success and setbacks.
- Respect each other and understand that honest collaboration is at the heart of our company success.
- Go the extra mile to make things happen.
- Be committed to all we do and the patients we serve.
- Embrace change with enthusiasm.
- Strive to learn about and understand the needs of customers and patients, and take action with great speed and efficiency no matter the task.
Education & Experience
- Bachelors degree in Packaging Engineering, Engineering or a relevant scientific discipline required.
- 8 or more years of experience in packaging engineering for pharmaceutical industry or related regulated industry.
- 5 or more years of experience leading or managing a group of technical staff, including coaching, mentoring, directing and evaluating performance.
Working conditions are in an office, laboratory and manufacturing environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
- Pay range: $135,000 - $145,000 DOE
- Bonus eligible