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Packaging Engineer

Venice, California
Job Type
15 Feb 2021
The Flex Company was founded on the belief that people deserve innovative and sustainable period products. Our mission is to create industry-defining products and services that set a new global standard for period health. Four years ago we launched the most innovative period product since the tampon: the menstrual disc. It had been nearly 80 years since the tampon was introduced, and our new product was quickly embraced by consumers everywhere. Flex started as a digitally native brand with one product, and quickly grew to a family of period products sold online and in top national retailers such as Target, CVS, and Walgreens.The Flex Disc™and Flex Cup™ generate 60% less waste than tampons and pads and can be worn for up to 12 hours, all while maintaining the highest level of comfort through inventive engineering and rigorous testing. You will develop, design, and test standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions for The Flex Company's range of products. You will also work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals.Responsibilities:Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.Work closely with Marketing, Brand, and Creative teams to conceptualize and source materials. Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.Work closely with cross-functional teams to optimize packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.Work with the Supply Chain to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability.Define, implement, and own packaging engineering standards.Support quality systems with Regulatory.About you:Excellent communication skills, to be able to deal effectively with all levels of the organization and our suppliers.Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials, and information with the ability to prioritize workload.Detailed oriented with excellent follow-through abilities.Requirements:5+ years of Packaging experience Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneouslyUnderstand plant and contract manufacturing capabilitiesIn 1 month you will:Establish relationship w/ vendors and contract manufacturers and supply chain.Usher through Document Control new controlled artwork.In 3 months you will:Identify new packaging opportunities.Develop sustainable packaging designs.Source new packaging for NPI.In 6 months you will:Improve existing packaging.Execute company wide sustainability plan.Our shared values:Choose Love Over Fear: You make sound decisions from a belief in yourself, others, or opportunities rather than out of fear.Optimize For Trust: You have a track record of taking accountability for mistakes rather than blaming others. You communicate needs, concerns, and feedback directly with colleagues. Have a Growth Mindset: You take constructive feedback well and actively seek feedback from colleagues. You are self-motivated to generate your best work and make a greater impact everyday.Be You: You are comfortable being your authentic self at work (including in the interview!).About The Flex CompanyFlex is sold at over 25,000 stores across the US and is the #1 alternative period product brand based on units sold. Committed to making its life-changing products accessible to as many people possible, Flex is available at Target, CVS, and Walgreens, and at Flex Company is dedicated to equity in all that we do: from hiring to the design of our flagship products. Diversity is not a nice-to-have. It's critical to the ideas, talent, and processes that help us create the most positive impact for our customers and for each other as colleagues. We are an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, age, and other protected classes. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities including Black and other under-represented minorities to apply to be a team member at The Flex Company.We pay competitive salaries, equity, & benefits including (but not limited to) medical, dental and vision health insurance, paid parental leave, cell phone reimbursement, and $1,000 annual learning credit to apply to anything that helps you grow professionally.
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  • Job Reference: 231961204-2
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Recruiter: The Flex Company
  • Location: Venice, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent