Packaging Development Program Manager

| West Suburbs

HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

Responsibilities

This role will provide functional and strategic leadership as an individual contributor to support the delivery of core packaging development programs and packaging technology solutions that add value to our clients, consumers, operations improvement, cost savings, and environmental footprint. In addition, this role will help identify and implement packaging development process improvements to enable efficiencies and speed-to-market.

 

Additional responsibilities:

 

  • Manage strategic and tactical programs including program objectives, action plans, and target dates
  • Ensure the development and approval of design briefs representing the goals of all programs and assure supplier understanding of and delivery of key program deliverables
  • Provide input and commercial grounding during project development phases, driving resolution on commercialization hurdles that may arise
  • Recommend creative solutions with an appropriate balance of innovation, risk management, benefit and cost
  • Utilize project management skills to lead cross-functional teams, develop and manage project time-lines, address project challenges and ensure risk profiles/mitigation plans are developed/executed
  • Build exceptional relationships with customers, suppliers and internal business units through project leadership by providing on-going project communications, status updates and support
  • Interface directly with customer gatekeepers including formal presentation and positioning new product initiatives
  • Develop and present business case recommendations customers for concurrence/approval
  • Interface with customer and suppliers to identify customer expectations and deliver against those expectations
  • Train suppliers on packaging development processes and protocols that define approaches to be utilized and ensure adherence 
  • Fully leverage supplier capabilities to deliver results effectively and in a timely manner. and manage supplier performance

Desired Skills & Experience

  • B.S. degree in Science/Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Packaging Technology and Professional development in the food/consumer goods area with demonstrated success in packaging commercialization
  • Ability to manage significant, multi-phase packaging development strategic programs that include preliminary concept(s) development to national commercialization/execution with a cross-functional team.
  • Strong technical competencies in packaging science including knowledge of substrates, structural design, and manufacturing processes
  • Advanced business acumen, communication, interpersonal, influencing, relationship-building and presentation skills
  • Experience and familiarity with formal, financially driven business case methodology and development
  • Experience working with multi-functional teams to deliver program objectives, meeting agreed to time-lines
  • Experience directing supplier and other external resources to complement internal resources in support of program goals
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and decision making

Benefits

 

Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:

 

   …our commitment to rewarding results

   …the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success

 

Contact Information

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Location

Amazing views of Morton Arboretum and wild life, walking paths. Bring your binoculars! Easy access to I-88 and I-355, 25 min Metra BNSF- free shuttle

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What are HAVI Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can contribute your own pre-tax dollars to either or both: - Medical Spending Account/ $2,650 max. - Elder/Child Care Account/ $5,000 max.
Disability Insurance
No cost to employee Short Term Disability – Eligible on day of hire. Equals a percentage of your pay based upon length of service. Long Term Disability too.
Dental Benefits
Cigna is the Plan Provider and 2 Plan Options to Choose From Preventative Care: 100% (no deductible)
Vision Benefits
Lenses covered in full every 12 months after $20 Copay Frames covered every 24 months Contacts covered every 12 months: after $20 Copay
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is the Plan Provider 3 Plan Options to Choose From including an (HSA)
Life Insurance
HAVI offers a base amount equal to twice your annual salary provided by the company. Option to purchase additional life insurance and AD&D at discounted cost.
Wellness Programs
HAVI rewards participation in wellness activities. Fun, interactive and personalized online program that makes living a healthier life easier!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K allows you a choice of fifteen investment funds to choose from. In addition, HAVI's Profit Sharing contribution is based on company performance.
401(K) Matching
HAVI's company match is 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. Amazing!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HAVI will grant up to two (2) weeks of paid Parental Leave to an eligible employee upon the birth of their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
The Sunshine Hours Program offers full-time employees the opportunity to participate in an altered work schedule that will permit them to enjoy a half day (4 hours) off work every Friday, May - Sept.
Adoption Assistance
The HAVI Adoption Assistance Program is designed to provide tax-excludable reimbursement of certain expenses for employees who are pursuing adoption
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
HAVI offers 10 paid time off to observe all major holidays, 15 days off and 4 personal days!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Dress for your Day!
Commuter Benefits
If you take public transportation to work, pay to park your car, or park and ride, you can save money on taxes by paying for your eligible commuting expenses through our Commuter Benefits.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
HAVI Global Solutions is dedicated to providing a lunch program that ensures that our employees have access to a very reasonably priced quality lunch
Parking
Covered Parking, no slush, no rain!
Fitness Subsidies
Preferential membership rates are available from X Sport Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Develop Your Place To Grow! HAVI’S digital platform that supports virtual and facilitated learning, which will empower you to navigate your own development journey.
Tuition Reimbursement
Eighty percent (80%) reimbursement, up to $10,000 per year for tuition, books and fees upon receipt of a passing grade. Courses must be approved by Manager and Human Resources prior to enrolling.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Impressive 401K and Profit Sharing • Life Insurance 2x's your annual salary • Educational Assistance • Summer Hours

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