Regional Packaging Innovation Manager,

Singapore, ,

Business unit: Corporate Integrated Supply Chain

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.


- Conduct full packaging assessment and impact for the NPI to ensure product quality and filling line performance in manufacturing and throughout the supply chain and manage handover to operations after sign off
- Drive the harmonization of packaging portfolio and drive business to use standard packs and working with procurement on reducing complexity and costs
- Understand relevant manufacturing capabilities, requirements, and strategy for filling and align with the packaging plan (incl. artwork & secondary packaging)
- Coordinate with artwork team, marketing, sites and suppliers in managing more complex pack and artwork combinations and providing best solution
- Be liaison with global packaging team and ensuring adherence to global standards, specifications, best practices transfer and compliance with local regulations and standards
- Lead projects within own discipline, define project scope, manage and deliver on site, or participates in large projects
- SAP Master data maintenance according standard formats and guidelines
- Create relevant work instructions and provide training for personnel performing packaging filling activities
- Ensure product quality and manage and solve quality issues within the region related to faulty packaging to prevent/limit impact on customers and prevent/limit cost of poor quality
- Be liaison for the marketing team, procurement, global packaging & filling/manufacturing team, regional quality, etc. on packaging related topics
- Audit suppliers and seek improvements and resolutions where possible and required; working with procurement.
- Periodic technology scouting to ensure awareness of the latest external technology developments, competitor and comparable industry progress and the benefits for AkzoNobel

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Job characteristics

Closing date

February 28, 2019

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Business unit

Corporate Integrated Supply Chain

Job family

Integrated Supply Chain

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Education Qualification

- University degree in Technical Engineering/other relevant fields

Relevant Experience / Skills / Personal Characteristics & Behaviour

- Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in packaging area both metal and plastic and artwork
- Experience with deploying and running metal and/or plastic packaging formats in production and labelling, decoration technology, and secondary packaging in distribution
- Ability to manage and develop the packaging role to best support the business
- Experience with continuous improvement tools and root cause analysis
- Must be a self-starter, highly organized and structured approach
- Ability to multi-task effectively with cross functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, RD&I, etc) and meet deadlines and budget
- Working experience with various countries and multi-cultural team would be a plus
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal communication skills), strong interpersonal & influencing skills, and ability to present key information to executive management
- Working at a regional level supporting sites and willing to travel
- Proficient knowledge of project management practices and costing
- Fluent in English

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