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Global Packaging Design 3D Project Manager

Job Location: ​Alba​


Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Main Responsibilities:

•  The 3D Design Project Manager is in charge of managing fast-tracked development plan on new packaging solutions, from the concept design to the industrialization phase. The project development responsibility runs across all Ferrero categories/brands (Kinder, Pralines, Nutella, TicTac, Estathé …etc) and also covers the design of complex mechanical dispensing devices and multi-component and multi-material packaging.
• Project Management skills coupled with technical know-how of packaging materials and converting technology allow this person to translate a marketing brief into design concepts first, and industrial objects then. 
• The 3D Design Project Manager should feel comfortable working with an array of development tools (from 2D sketching to 3D renders, from 3D modeling to mold flow analysis softwares, prototyping and lab structural testing) and select among these the most appropriate for the specific stakeholder interaction required (marketing vs technical).
• The 3D Design Project Manager drives the accurate selection of materials to deliver aesthetic and structural performance parameters, relevant for both consumer experience and Ferrero production/manufacturing lines. 
• The project manager also coordinates environmental impact evaluation of the packaging, manages key suppliers relationship and delivers packaging cost evaluations in collaboration with the Packaging Procurement Team for Profit&Loss analysis. 
• Proactive scouting of new packaging technology and materials is relevant for this role.
• He/she is also responsible to identify, develop and protect (through ownable IP) material or technology innovation ideas that can deliver a competitive advantage for Ferrero.
• This role requires a proactive innovation mindset, excellent project management skills coupled with good communication and stakeholder management skills. Positive multi-functional team interaction and a high level of autonomy in the 

Who we are looking for:

  • Graduate in Chemistry, Material, Chemical or Mechanical l Engineering or similar graduation program.
  • Experience (at least 4/7 years) as a R&D/packaging engineer/technical position at Brand owner/suppliers/R&D center related to packaging categories
  • Deep knowledge of plastic and glass material categories and converting technologies Packaging industrials technologies knowledge
  • Lab Mechanical test methods
  • 3D (SolidWorks or similar) and 2D design tool
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook); 
  • Knowledge of Software for project management (e.g. Microsoft Project) will be considered a plus.
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) for international relations is a mandatory requirement.
  • Other languages will be considered a plus.
  • Project management, Problem-solving, Decision-making skills.
  • Strong business acumen and critical-thinking skills. 
  • Self-driven and capable of dealing with a complex stakeholder scenario, from R&D to Production managers and Operators 
  • Excellent crossfunctional team coordination skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and aptitude to teamwork.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand, and ability to cooperate with employees at all levels and great organisational skills on the other, would be key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a part of the team and build good relations with stakeholders at all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment as well as the ability to embed new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become high performer here.