Función del empleo: Quality

Tipo de puesto: Indefinido

Tipo de empleo: Jornada Completa

Localización: North Little Rock, AR

País: USA

Job Title:           Manager – Packaging Optimization 

Division:           L’Oreal Operations

Location:          North Little Rock, AR 

Reports To:       Sr Manager – Quality Engineering 

Who We Are: 

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beautyin terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity. 

At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain. 

What You Will Do:

As the Packaging Optimization Line Efficiency (POLE) Manager, you will be responsible for driving Performance of the packaging floor as it pertains to Packaging materials and process. You will ensure that quality and performance KPI are met for all new launches, through a solid review (risk assessment) of the packaging components/ formula/filling and packing elements. You will champion for creation of Packing IN and OUT and palettization plans in order to drive cost and waste optimization. You will contribute actively to continuous plant improvements (Performance to include cost, mechanical uptime, waste minimization) through the standardization and optimization of components and processes. Projects will also include value analysis and environmental initiatives.

 What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in packaging engineering, with a track record of successful project management
  • Knowledge of industrialization processes (filling and packing equipment)
  • 5+ years’ experience in package development, preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
  • Knowledge of statistics, quality, TPM and production KPIs
  • Ability to summarize and be proactive
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse group of professionals
  • Good organizational skills to manage documentation, materials and information

Key Job Accountabilities: 

  • Ensure good performance and efficiency between AC /Filling and packing equipment: participates in conception risk analysis between QCP and Pre-specs, facilitates filling and packing Risk Assessment with UP/Packaging/IQ/Supplier/Logistics; establish "manufacturing guidelines/CDC" per operations. 25%
  • Define with operations and corporate packaging the tests to be conducted to prove technical feasibility/line trials, including success criteria in term of quality, fill level, uptime, etc. Initiate and organize all line trials: ensure components availability for existing components, coordinate receipt of new AC with Packaging Engineer, schedule and attends line trial and summarize results and action plan. 10%
  • Defines Packaging-IN specifications guidelines for components: ergonomic considerations to support safety, validates g/per unit (by type of component commodity), communicates with Packaging Engineer to ensure guidelines are followed and waste reduction target obtained. 15%
  • Defines and specifies all tertiary packaging (packaging-OUT): cello, packers, dividers, shippers, shipper labels…Ensure all tertiary packaging are standardized as much as possible to improve efficiencies and cost down. 10%
  • Defines optimum palettization plans, ensure Supply Chain constraints are taken into consideration and enters palettization specifications in the PLM tool, ensure 100% accuracy between data entry and physical measurements. 10%
  • Manage optimization of existing components in order to improve quality, reduce cost (Value Analysis) and/or drive Uptime improvements. 10%
  • Manage all SKU transfers between factories (line trials, specifications changes…) and with contract manufacturers, as well as change of production lines. 10%
  • Waste Minimization: Identify large drivers for material waste within the packaging operations and align with operations on action plan for reduction. 10%

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs 

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Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

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