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Packaging Optimization Project Manager


Role: Innovation Project Manager

  • Leading Pratt VIP (Value Improvement Program) projects
  • Spearhead high-value Pratt VIP projects, guiding cross-functional teams towards successful outcomes.
  • Adherence to the Pratt VIP process, effectively leveraging developed tools and techniques where applicable.
  • Resource management, including determining project needs, assigning team roles and responsibilities.
  • Establish clear expectations with both internal resources and clients regarding process flow and deliverables.
  • Ensure VIP projects meet or exceed target for turnaround times, from audit initiation to final report delivery.
  • Conduct comprehensive presentations of VIP reports to clients and potential customers.
  • Act as a pillar of support for local teams in implementing Pratt VIP initiatives.

Intellectual Property and Advancing VIP program capability

  • Continuing to provide input on potential process changes to attain continuous
    improvement of the VIP program itself
  • Developing, evaluating and updating tools for the VIP projects that will give a competitive edge to Pratt against the competition.
  • Provide input of key financial metrics for the innovation tracker
  • Provide input on any ideas that may have scalability or reapplication potential
  • Determine if ideas generated throughout VIP projects have IP potential and trigger IP process

Packaging Systems, Innovation and Design Support, Networking

  • Provide support in innovation activities, including design, testing facilitation, and collaboration on packaging system automation projects.
  • Expand and maintain a network of resources in machinery and materials to bolster the VIP program, staying abreast of supply chain automation and optimization innovations.

Skills, Experience and Background:

  • Engineering background, BS degree or higher in packaging science, engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • We are looking for a candidate with 10 years or more experience in corrugated industry. Knowledge of packaging systems, end of line automation systems will be preferable.
  • Communication skills, project management skills for managing cross functional teams, analytical skills, packaging engineering and design skills are the key skills for this role.
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