- Analysis skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Organizational skills
- Health insurance
- 401(k) matching
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 17 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: GreenChef, EveryPlate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.
We're hiring a Packaging Engineer I to join our world-class team here at HelloFresh. In this exciting role, you will support both the day-to-day operations and long-term strategy initiatives for the Packaging team. You should possess tremendous excitement and passion for playing a pivotal role in HelloFresh's continuous pursuit to be the industry leader in the meal-kit space from a packaging perspective. To succeed in this role, you'll need to have a genuine interest in providing solutions to practical packaging challenges, have advanced technical skills that you can apply to a fast-paced/dynamic environment, and a keen interest to make a big impact on a hyper-growth organization that is revolutionizing the food industry.
You will ...
Work with vendors and the Packaging Strategy team to test and qualify packaging designs to expand the Packaging supply chain to enable top-line box growth
Manage the planning and execution of business critical packaging testing out of the Packaging Laboratory based in our Newark, NJ distribution center
Oversee thermodynamic testing to validate and qualify cold chain packaging systems
Test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet functional parameters, cost targets, fulfillment, and shipping requirements
Help provide packaging solutions to HelloFresh's innovative launch of new products, services offerings, and expansion into new categories and markets.
Conduct technical and scientific tests to gain further insights into packaging strategies, packaging material(s) comparison, and various other ad-hoc packaging research & development projects.
Conduct packaging optimization testing to support the development and commercialization of future packaging
Lead prototype development for new concepts and testing
Complete and communicate test reports to Packaging Strategy and Engineering teams, as well as cross functionally
Work with vendors to obtain packaging material specifications and manage internal specification process of documentation
Responsible for packaging lab upkeep and equipment calibration and maintenance
Manage Packaging Engineering Internship Program when applicable.
Solutions oriented – You bring a problem-solving mentality and approach to all of your work, continuously
Intellectually curious – You have an insatiable desire to understand how things work, why they work the way do, and to consistently challenge the status quo.
Detail-oriented – You possess strong organizational skills and consistently demonstrate a methodical approach to all your work.
A self-starter – You are highly motivated and passionate. You're eager to take on new projects without knowing exactly what you will uncover.
Agile – You thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environments and are comfortable working autonomously.
A critical thinker – You use logic to identify opportunities, evaluate alternatives, and synthesize and present critical information to solve complex problems.
An excellent communicator – You can explain complex (often technical) information to a variety of audiences.
At a minimum, you have...
1-2 years of relevant work experience in packaging engineering/science.
Undergraduate degree in Packaging Science, Engineering, or other relevant area of study.
Strong passion for packaging science
Proven technical expertise in packaging materials testing, most notably in ISTA-certified testing methodologies, gained through industry experience
Ability to work with ambiguous or abstract concepts/information and synthesize options for HelloFresh and our management to incorporate into future decision making.
Excellent excel and analytical skills to create various databases and spreadsheets
Experience with end to end R&D and packaging innovation projects
General knowledge of or interest in learning more about fast-paced startup and/or the food and beverage industry
Competitive Salary & 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation
Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy
$0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans
75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh (as well as other product initiatives)
Snacks, cold brew on tap & monthly catered lunches
Company sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company
We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers' homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!
At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company's commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.
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