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Associate Engineer - Branding & Packaging

Company: Lidl
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

The Associate Engineer (Sr. Analyst - Branding & Packaging) is the packaging expert in a Purchasing Cross Functional Team (CFT), providing requested information to the Purchasing team. The role is responsible for market analysis of packaging, cost evaluations, requesting, gathering, collating, and processing packaging information from suppliers. The Senior Analyst develops new packaging while also serving as a reviewer of specifications and leading several projects.

What You'll Do

  • Guide potential improvement and cost savings projects for Buyers after assessing feasibility and feedback from multiple departments
  • Act as head packaging engineering expert in multiple Cross Functional Teams
  • Oversee and facilitate completion of multiple projects at one time
  • Contact suppliers to gather packaging drawings and specifications and communicate packaging requirements
  • Evaluate and confirm accuracy of supplier submitted packaging assets
  • Ensure buyers are educated and in-the-loop on all respective project directions and statuses
  • Ensure completion of packaging specifications which includes primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging
  • Review, provide high level feedback, and finalize team member's packaging specifications to ensure accuracy
  • Create CAD drawings, 3D objects, preliminary dielines and masks for creative artwork support
  • Work closely with suppliers on packaging development in order to ensure compliance with Lidl guidelines taking into account efficiencies, cost, product visibility, and structural needs of the product
  • Review own label artwork during production process to ensure compliance with dieline, printing, and recycling requirements

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Packaging Engineering or Packaging Science and minimum of 2+ years of work related experience
  • In lieu of degree, a total number of 5+ years of experience in related field will meet the education and related experience requirements listed above
  • Fundamental knowledge of packaging materials including paperboard, corrugated, rigid and flexible polymers, glass, and metal
  • Fundamental understanding of printing processes including flexographic, lithography, rotogravure, and digital printing
  • Proficiency with CAD and 3D software (ArtiosCAD, CAPE, Adobe Illustrator, Studio Visualizer, Store Visualizer, Solid works, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to take on new challenges, lead, and offer opinions and direction

What You'll Receive

At Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That's why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.

All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Medical | Dental | Vision coverage
  • Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)
  • And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates

In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave - 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.

Keywords: Lidl, Arlington , Associate Engineer - Branding & Packaging, Other , Arlington, Texas

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