Packaging Specialist

at AutoZone, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Title: Packaging Project Manager

Objective : Seeking a Packaging Specialist to manage and accelerate packaging documentation, improvement initiatives, color management and packaging designs. This job will require an understanding of the many aspects of both design and manufacturing. Key Projects:

+ Working knowledge of corrugate, ridged plastics, and polybag packaging materials

+ Coordinate with Supply Chain, Supplier Quality, and vendors to improve distribution center’s safety and operational efficiency

+ Leverage 3rd party packaging consultants to improve existing unit box and master carton designs

+ Document packaging and master case requirements in Product Requirements Documentation

+ Conduct package testing procedures and standards to support the effective design, validation, and implementation of new packages

+ Lead projects to optimize box sizes to reduce cube/shelf requirements in stores and distribution centers

+ Provide direct support in creating a packaging manual for AutoZone

+ Manage the color management process for private brands which also includes ongoing inspections

+ Participate in project planning, manage flow of information, follow up and communicate project milestones and associated risks

+ Research new or emerging packaging trends and technologies and educate the team as needed

+ Provide quarterly updates on packaging cost trends

+ Provide annual packaging analysis for top categories to highlight new or improved packaging designs

+ Work with the cross-functional teams within the Quality, Merchandising and Marketing groups in the US as well as the overseas quality teams and vendors

+ Train and educate the cross-functional team on best practices and technologies

Location: Based in SSC reporting to Global Sourcing Product Manager Job Qualifications:

+ 4 to 5 years of experience with product development, preferably in retail

+ Undergraduate Degree Required

+ Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills required

+ Demonstrated broad and in-depth knowledge of packaging materials and processes

+ Highly organized and detail oriented

+ Strong communication, interpersonal skills, flexible and ability to work independently

+ Ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize their importance is required

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Job Posting: JC192468110

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 19, 2021