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Global Packaging Engineer

Job ID 9914 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
Regular
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. The Purchasing and Supply Chain Excellence function ensures Solvay has a sustainable competitive advantage by purchasing products and services through global networks at the best global market conditions.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
For his/her packaging portfolio the Global Packaging Engineer will work closely with the Packaging Buyers and our businesses in order to:
  • build a global overview of current packaging in use within the group;
  • review, challenge current specifications of packaging material used and be able to consolidate and improve overall standards of packaging used;
  • drive our sustainability agenda related to packaging;
  • perform research on all packaging products available in the market and be able to propose the best value options to Purchasing and GBU; 
  • ensure the compliance of the packaging material used according to internal and external requirements;
  • document the engineering protocols and recommend “management of change” conditions for qualification of packaging materials for Solvay;


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, packaging engineering or material sciences
  • 5-7 years of experience in industrial packaging of a variety of different packaging categories (i.e. IBC, FIBC, Drums, corrugated materials, plastic/paper bags, etc).
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, …..etc) and process improvement, quality improvement concepts.
  • Good working knowledge of current and leading edge technologies in packaging design, supply chain and purchasing.
  • Basic knowledge of pertinent national and international packaging regulations and certifications (UN & DOT)



Skills:
  • Self-starter that requires little oversight
  • Must have good communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Be able to work independently but in collaboration with teams (Purchasing, GBUs, Sites……etc)
  • Demonstrated project management skills and strong business/commercial acumen is a plus point.
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong analysis skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, change gears quickly, analyze, assess and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to demonstrate a consistent approach to working with others, have a high degree of honesty, integrity and ethics
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Very good command of English
  • Good command of French/ German/ Chineese would be appreciated



Additional Information
Up to 20% travel required


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