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Associate Packaging, Engineer

Mijdrecht, Netherlands Job ID 10829

SC Johnson (SCJ) is one of the world’s leading makers of household brands. The company has operations in more than 70 countries and sells products in virtually every country around the world. Its product portfolio includes global brands such as Pledge®, Duck®, Mr. Muscle®, Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade®, Raid®, OFF!®, Baygon® and Ziploc®.

The company has been making great products for more than 125 years and the same family that started the company still owns and runs it today. For over a century, spanning five generations, the Johnson family has demanded the best for families everywhere. We currently employ approximately 13,000 people globally and generate $10 billion in sales. At the same time, we’ve established a generations-long legacy of environmental responsibility, community leadership and providing great places to work. We do this because we want to do what’s right for our business today, and also what’s right for people and the planet tomorrow.

Job Details:


The most important tasks and responsibilities in this position are:

  • Qualification & commercial deployment of products within EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
  • Working focused on one product category with a backup secondary product category
  • Partnering with Regional Technical Functions as well as Global Innovation Centers (US and China)
  • Defining packaging components and manufacturing instructions by executing required trials
  • Supporting varied manufacturing base (100+ internal SCJ factories & third-party manufacturers)
  • Ensuring product compliance with external legislation/directives and SCJ’s corporate standards
  • Work together with other colleagues in the center of excellence packaging department, Cat RDE, Engineering, Quality
  • Ability to react with urgency/pressure when Force Majeure projects impact business continuity
  • Act swiftly to drive recovery when risks make potential impact to project delivery, providing alternate course of action to ensure to deliver original commitments
  • Identify and work on cost saving opportunities
  • Ability to handle and manage project tasks for projects up to low - medium complexity; 1-2 clusters, uoto 4 product formats

In case the organization requires, it could be that the following tasks and/or projects will become the temporary responsibility of the employee

  • Temporary manage activities from the sr. associate packaging engineer in case of need
  • Work on improvement initiatives within packaging team

Functional Expertise

  • Design & implementation of paper-based packaging (unit boxes, labels, corrugated cases.)
  • Define and create the specifications, functional attributes, and bill of materials (BOM) for packaging/ product
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and quality to execute product specifications
  • Qualify alternate existing packaging or new paper-based packaging by working with platform team to define validation test plans & executing them
  • Execute key packaging test methods to validate product design (e.g., formula interaction)
  • Deliver Product Validation (PPV) and Product Line Qualification (PLQ)
  • Ensure good quality shipment by applying distribution test protocols and industry methods to withstand regional supply chain environment and to meet consumer expectations
  • Optimize pallet configurations using palletization software (e.g., CAPE) and principles of a perfect pallet
  • Consider environmental impact through selection of materials and package design (e.g., inclusion of PCR, waste)
  • Consider cost impact during selection of materials and components


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or science - Industrial Design, Packaging, Materials
  • 0 to 3 years’ job experience/internship as packaging engineer, component design, materials or equivalent
  • Ability to participate in multiple running projects and deliver packaging related tasks
  • Exhibits good communication, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to recall others’ main points, taking them into account in own communication
  • Ability to elicit comments or feedbacks on what has been said
  • Ability to maintain continuous, open, and consistent communication with others
  • Decision maker for problems up to a low/medium grade of complexity
  • Ability to handle and manage projects up to low - medium complexity
  • Shows Integrity and Reliability, personal ownership and team player
  • High proficiency in English, both written and oral
  • International experience and exposure a plus

Knowledge and competencies

  • Plans own work and components of projects according to predetermined standards
  • Understand project goals, own and participants’ roles, and the importance of project management principles, such as time, cost and quality management

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