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Senior packaging engineer, beauty

This is a Full-time position in Santa Monica, CA posted December 31, 2019.

Goop is looking for an experienced Senior Packaging Engineer, Beauty to manage all sourcing aspects of both new product launches as well as ongoing componentry replenishment.

The Sourcing Packaging Engineer, Beauty will be responsible for going out to bid on new product launch raw materials, componentry and secondary componentry; ensuring we have the most appropriate tooling or stock packaging for our prestige brand.

Success in this role requires a strong vendor base of high performing trusted partnerships, a high degree of organization, strong forward planning, communication skills and the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities will be required.Role & Responsibilities:Lead the Sourcing RFQ and Package Engineering for new product launches, promotional project and reforms to replenishment orders for Goop Beauty.Source all packaging components including tooling, primary components and secondary cartons, negotiate terms and costs with primary vendors and suppliers.Partner with Senior Sourcing Manager to manage vendor relations and proactively identify issues and work cross-functionally to resolve these issues.Track all key milestones to ensure due dates are met for production and distribution.

Resolve all timeline issues and negotiate with appropriate teams and vendors to keep the project back on track.Partner with Head of Supply chain and NPD leaders to understand and anticipate beauty needs against the timeline capabilities required to deliver business objectives; prepare updated timeline plans and forecasts to inform key people choices and initiatives.Ensure all packaging is designed and executed to meet ship test standards, goop sustainability standards, goop beauty aesthetics standards, and any other pertinent quality specificationsSupport leaders in identifying performance metrics and standards and providing streamline opportunities.Issue and maintain vendor scorecards with all primary packaging vendors in partnership with Quality Assurance.Partner with Operations and Finance to ensure vendors are paid in a timely mannerNotify Product Development teams of critical issues and appropriate next steps.Partner with Product Development team and Designer to approve all packaging, artwork and facilitate the process.Present packaging options from various vendors that meet our cost targets and launch milestones.Skills & Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging EngineeringMinimum 7 years’ experience in Beauty Supply Chain or tangent CPG Supply ChainStrong existing componentry and factory vendor baseStrong relationships with vendors globallyAttention to detail and proven problem solverStrong project management and organizational skills with excellent follow upMust be an excellent team player with strong analytical, negotiating and communication skills Must possess the ability to multi-task, establish priorities and yet be flexible in our ever-changing environment