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Sr. Engineer Packaging

Posted Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Requisition Number:  115963


Position : Senior Engineer Packaging Innovation


Location : Based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia





This position provides project leadership to some medium/high complexity projects, leading workstreams within larger projects and programs. A successful candidate is expected to have an advanced knowledge of technical competencies with a focus on building technical breadth.  This candidate is expected to communicate project updates to cross-functional team members and management.


Areas of Responsibility:


Development and Project Leadership 

  • Individual will support R&D Innovation projects as aligned with business, creating a holistic approach to packaging development.
  • Provide technical analyses, develop alternatives (cost estimates, feasibility, trials, specifications, and interpretation of requirements) and prepare recommendations, if required.
  • Ensure projects remain on schedule by setting achievable expectations, proactively driving tasks for on-time completion, proactively highlighting potential risks to task completion, timely responses to communications, and actively participating in project team meetings.
  • Successful knowledge transfer to Commercial Packaging team at appropriate Stage Gate.
  • Acts as a strategic business partner to ensure connectivity with category innovation teams relating to packaging specific initiatives and approach.
  • Help leverage external network to support Open Innovation in technology scouting for novel applications and opportunities to support realization and implementation of new product and packaging solutions from within and outside of the category across the whole enterprise worldwide.



  • Initiate and lead projects, which have the primary goal of delivering key Sustainability goals
  • Re-think product and package design to build a regenerative brand portfolio that drives zero waste, carbon neutrality, and social responsibility.


Capability Development

  • Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new and emerging trends in packaging technology.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to implement new technologies/capabilities into packaging solutions as dictated by business needs.
  • Demonstrate Hershey behavioral standards. Identify ‘Ways of Working’ gaps, develop action plan to close gaps in collaboration with line manager, and actively work to close gaps to strengthen skills and capabilities.




  • Expertise on a range of packaging material types, formats, conversion technologies, machine material interaction & printing processes
  • Deep understanding of the packaging development process & how they fit into the business vision & strategy and especially how packaging can unlock and transform these.
  • Knowledge of FMCG business, prevailing trends and business acumen




  • Excellent communication skill, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Ability of working with cross functional local and global teams
  • Experience in building a network of external ecosystem partners
  • Ability to understand risks & mitigate those as appropriate




Bachelor in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, or related science field with 7-10 years of experience in Packaging Development or Master in  Packaging or related field with 6 – 8 years of experience in Packaging Development


6+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field (preferably in the FMCG/CPG segment)




  • Strong liaison / connectivity to Global Team may need flexibility in working hours due to time-zone differences.
  • Field travel will be required (Estimated 20-30%).

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