Regional Packaging Engineer – Abbott – Zwolle

  • Zwolle


About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

What are you responsible for?

The candidate will report into the Packaging Operations Team via the Europe and Asia packaging engineering structure. The candidate will not have budgetary responsibility but will have contact with all levels in Abbott Nutrition and directly with suppliers/vendors, additionally the person may have contact with professional bodies and international testing houses.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide technical leadership within Packaging Operations in Abbott Manufacturing Organization and to third-party manufacturers (TPMs).
  • Act as a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) in injection molding of plastic parts, labelling and closure technology.
  • Provide technical leadership within Packaging Operations in Abbott Manufacturing Organization and to TPMs.
  • Knowledge in the areas of injection molding; corrugates; shrink sleeves, and closure would be an advantage.
  • Act as the Technical Lead and/or project lead for significant projects in technology transfer and process improvement.
  • Provide site support on packaging commodities.
  • SME participant in root-cause analysis (RCA)of Abbott plant supplier issues.
  • Monitoring of Process Data on production moulds – using statistical methods to predict performance/life expectancy.
  • Ensure maintenance of technical best practice and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide ongoing technical support to Abbott Nutrition Plants to ensure compliance and security of supply – metrics review, investigation close-out, process improvement. Implement / operational excellence (OPEX) initiatives as necessary.
  • Understanding of global regulatory requirements related to design and control of packaging processes. • Candidate will be required to provide support to Abbott Nutrition’s Global Operations.
  • Required Qualifications

  • A degree level qualification and greater than 3 years’ experience in relevant industry role is the minimum required for this position. Fluency in English at a technical level is essential
  • Subject Matter Expert level knowledge of relevant injection moulded parts.
  • Subject Matter Expert level knowledge in one other packaging disciplines
  • Troubleshooting and root-cause analysis
  • Proven record of achievement in technical and project leadership.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization with proven influencing and negotiation ability.
  • What Do We Offer?

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
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