Sr Manager Technical Applications Group in Bohemia, NY at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 6/22/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    90 Orville Drive
    Bohemia, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/22/2022

Job Description

Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

What will you do?

As the Sr. Manager, Technical Applications Group, you will provide leadership to the Technical Applications team, with responsibilities for improving current products and processes, improving efficiencies, addressing packaging issues, seeking cost savings and maintaining networks of external partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with leadership to recommend and implement organizational and procedural changes to deliver on bottom-line savings and top-line business growth.
  • Leads value engineering projects related to packaging
  • Improves material efficiency and develops performance specifications; also, harmonizes and simplify components/parts.
  • Supervises activities to determine root cause analysis of problematic bulks and implement solutions.
  • Provides resources to respond to day-to-day technical needs of packaging organization. Ensures the team complete fit and fill assessments, slat fits, hopper determinations and packaging flow.
  • Understands commonly used supplier manufacturing processes including plastic molding, flexible materials and secondary carton / corrugate.
  • Brings best practices to form and direct cross-functional teams to build accountability for results.
  • Recognizes the need for constant evaluation and improvements to new and existing work procedures.
  • Leads effort in optimizing packaging processes, and improving operational efficiencies.
  • Seeks out and uses new tools, processes and procedures to add value to the company.
  • Assesses competencies, strengths, and developmental needs of employees accurately.
  • Acts on specific constructive feedback
  • Provides appropriate guidance and coaching to direct reports on their work plan as well as career development.
  • Fosters innovation by encouraging others to try new approaches and think and act creatively.
  • Maintains a proficiency in technical knowledge/skills and is current with developments and trends in their area of expertise.
  • Builds teamwork across the organization; Able to work with academic institutions, SME’s and  other technology providers
  • Drive and implement continuous improvement throughout the packaging organization.
  • Establish and/or refine Packaging Engineering SOP’s for critical packaging processes.
  • Displays intellectual curiosity, challenges the status  quo, and looks beyond established practice to develop unique products that  add value to the company
  • Manages team workload through effective project management to ensure required deadlines are met
  • Maintain knowledge of the developments and trends in packaging for possible applications with the company’s present and future products.
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).

Job Requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • 7+ years of packaging engineering activities within consumer goods and/or nutraceutical products. Proficient using scientific principles to develop or optimize packaging processes, including 3+ years of supervisory experience..
  • Demonstrated skill of working on project teams to drive results in a fast paced environment.
  • Highly organized, self-starter able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt well to change and able to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Broad understanding of the fundamentals of Packaging Development.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with various levels of an organization.
  • Sense of urgency to solve problems and complete tasks; looks beyond obvious and seeks input from multiple sources.
  • Lean processing methods preferred.
  • Ability and desire to cooperate, collaborate and partner with others.
  • Demonstrates transparency, openness and integrity when working with others.
  • Ability to generate new and valuable ideas and solutions to difficult problems with route cause analysis tools.
  • Advanced PC skills: Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Specifications systems and ability to learn Oracle based programs


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