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Associate Product Engineer - Paper

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Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Date:
12/12/2017
2017-12-122018-01-10
Job Code:
1012700
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Associate Product Engineer - Paper(Job Number:PRO00020P)

 
JOIN US AS AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCT ENGINEER – HOUSEHOLD PAPER
 
Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Chemical Engineer, Paper Science Expert, Industrial Designer, Packaging Engineer
 
Use your skills, experience and talents to develop industry leading household products used by millions of people every day.
 
Continuous Product Improvement
  • Develop and maintain technical specifications for owned brand household paper and home office products. Primary categories include paper towels, bath & facial tissue, paper plates, cups, and office supplies.
  • Build a deep knowledge of vendor manufacturing capabilities in order to recommend appropriate vendors during large scale negotiations.
  • Monitor user feedback, vendor product, government regulations, safety protocols, and industry advances. Identify and communicate recommendations for product improvement and new category growth to vendors and negotiation teams.
  • Based on trends in product innovation, technology, raw materials, and manufacturing, create engineering and technical strategies for product development.
 
New Product Development & Innovation
  • Research emerging trends in people & product development. Identify white space opportunities for owned brands.
  • Build partnerships with emerging technology and manufacturing resources.
  • Create, test, and refine prototypes for new product concepts
  • Collaborate with vendor partners to design concepts for large scale manufacturing.
  • Assist with in home user tests and make recommendations for vendor selection.
  • Own new product development execution through initial launch phase.
  • Monitor new product development concepts; make recommendations for improvement and new concepts.
 
Build & Share Knowledge
  • Build and maintain knowledge libraries.
  • Share knowledge with external peers, internal partners, engineering & technical community.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to peers and team members.
  • May lead projects/committees outside of normal responsibilities.
 
Requirements
  • 4 year degree – Engineering Degree or equivalent based on specialization
  • 0-3 years related industry experience, preferably in a consumer product development or paper manufacturing.
  • Proficient technical knowledge of paper manufacturing desired. Willing to train based on relevant experience in a related industry.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and creative thinking skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
 

Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis
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