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The Playtex strategic business unit, which is a division of Energizer Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal products. Playtex is focused on Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; and Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves.


Under the direction of the packaging manager, develop packaging for Energizer’s personal care products. Serve as a packaging developer in support of Innovation, cost savings and business continuity (support)projects.

This position will serve as a contributing member of cross functional business teams. Support the development of product concepts, concept feasibility.

Packaging Engineer

The individual will monitor progress against timelines and due dates.

  • Manage assigned Package Development projects, working with Brand and project teams, to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates.
  • Hold discussions during product team meetings, communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.
  • Provide packaging options. Develop, engineer, and test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: consumer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements.
  • Provide technical input to package design process and assure package designed for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable aesthetic elements.
  • Execute new package designs and perform package component testing and qualification, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to making models & prototypes, through to unit and production tooling.
  • Work effectively with Package Engineering, Suppliers, and Manufacturing to assure the creation of timely functional specifications.
  • Write specifications in EPC specification data base system.
  • Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage projects with Brand Managers, Product Development, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and EPC global counterparts.
  • Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required on assigned projects. Travel requirements are 10 to 20% per month, which may include overnight travel, local travel to Allendale NJ, Dover, DE as well as other manufacturing, contract manufacturing and component manufacturing sites

Skills and Abilities Required
  • Must be able to effectively organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.
  • Must be able to communicate issues effectively to technical and non-technical personnel. (Brand, Finance, Creative, Manufacturing)
  • Must be able to work effectively with regional and/or global teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds


Experience/Education Required:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of package development experience required, ideally with consumer products companies.
  • Knowledge of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing (injection and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films
  • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers.
  • Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols..


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About Playtex:

The Playtex strategic business unit, which is a division of Energizer Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal products.

Playtex is focused on Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; and Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves.

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