R&D Innovation Leader - Packaging & Converting (Biotech)
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Assist in startup of pilot development converting lines and determine needed equipment improvements in order to solve process, quality, speed and uptime issues. Coordinate with equipment vendors to build, install and qualify improved equipment.
Develop equipment strategy for further line installations. Define equipment requirements and work with potential equipment venders to deliver fully optimized equipment. Work with other GP resources to plan installation and startup of further lines. Develop the systems to successfully scale products to additional manufacturing sites.
Develop equipment strategies for additional products under development. Work with product developers and business teams to understand product needs and identify appropriate converting technology.
Effectively collaborate with cross-functional internal teams, including operations, sales. commercial leadership, and other internal capability teams.
Supporting the organization through developing Intellectual Property strategies that include landscape investigation, invention disclosures and patent applications
Identifying and attract additional team members that can deliver upon the overall objectives of the position.
Five (5) or more years' in operations and engineering experience of a packaging, paper, film or hygiene converting or similar industry.
Strong understanding and experience in manufacturing process and equipment development and optimization.
Willing and able to work traditional and non-traditional hours to support business needs, projects or assignments
Willing and able to travel 50% on average per year (travel may vary based on business needs)
A track record of success in identifying, developing and commercializing innovations in a packaging, paper or similar industry, ideally spanning over at least ten (10) years
Knowledge and familiarity with intellectual property including patents and technology licenses
Experience in developing and retaining talent within an organization, ideally spanning at least 2 years
What Will Put You Ahead?Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced Engineering Degree (M.S. or PhD) in Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing
Seven (7) or more years' in operations and engineering experience of a packaging, paper, film or hygiene converting or similar industry.
Experience in working with manufacturing operations continuous improvement of 2+ years. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.