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Senior Scientist, Passirana, Italy based

LOCATION: 

Passirana di Rho, Milan, IT, 20017 DE GB BE Bellusco, MB, IT, 20882 CH ES IT DK FR NL PL

REQ ID:  35396

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Mission:

 

Innovation and development of new or improved packaging materials and relevant production processes.
Focused in designing, developing and supporting the industrial implementation of new or ‘ad hoc’ modified mechanical components or systems to improve processability and/or process stability. 
 

Responsibilities:

 

New Product/Process Development

 

  • Design sustainable formulations and new processes according to a technical brief and specifications defined with the I&D Application team, translating ONE SEE customer needs and focusing on incremental growth. Utilize Pilot Plant or Industrial Equipment and Central/Packaging lab facilities.  
  • Work with I&D ADS team to collect in-house and customer tests outcomes on the candidate formulations in order to modify them as appropriate within the entire development cycle.
  • Manage relations/contacts within ONE SEE production plants for new process/production timely and effective transition to manufacturing
  • Cooperate in creating I&D innovative development solutions to satisfy profit center management teams (Portfolio, Supply Chain, I&D, Finance, Legal leaders) plan of records.


Innovation

 

  • Establish a close collaboration with other Product and Process Development Engineers across I&D groups as well as Engineering in EU and globally (mainly US) in order 1) to generate and develop innovative ideas related to hardware, process and product and 2) ensure monitoring/testing of new and/or competitive Technologies.
  • Maintain and modify equipment to ensure safety, reliability and efficiency.
  • Work closely with Platforms leaders, both global and regional, being innovative in designing, manufacturing and installing new or modified mechanical components or systems contributing to an healthy growth for the Company and additional IP opportunities
  • Look to value to be caught at customer along the entire chain and proactively suggest how SEE can gain the right to win in new or under penetrated market spaces .

 

Project Management

 

  • Lead I&D projects and/or programs from the Technical Request approval until the completion of the transition to the designed manufacturing plants including the issue of the Release Paper documentation within the agreed time frame.
  • Give visibility/manage the project implementation with proper discipline (via meetings, issuing of any appropriate document such as monthly or status reports) and get help from the other company functions to anticipate or address any major project hurdle.

Qualifications:

 

  • University degree preferably in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering
  • 3-5 years work experience in engineering and/or equipment companies, preferably in packaging, possibly in extrusion process and/ or associated converting. FMCG company past experience is also a plus
  • Technically minded, able to demonstrate numerical and scientific ability and have problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of a second language (French, Spanish or German) would be a plus
  • Willingness to travel, mostly in Europe but also in US/Asia
  • Oriented to develop new and innovative solutions as well as monitoring competition and testing emerging   technologies.
  • Ability to work effectively on project with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Project Management skills and attitude
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage a team.
  • Location: Passirana, Italy

 

Requisition id: 35396 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.


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