Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Packaging Engineer

Thrasio

Thrasio

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
We are Thrasio - Builders Welcome!
At Thrasio, we’re reimagining how to make the world’s most-loved products accessible to everyone. We work with successful sellers, using a deep understanding of rankings, ratings, and reviews – plus supply chain and marketing smarts – to transform the art and science of commerce. We estimate that 1 in 6 households has purchased a Thrasio product! And our goal is for all of those households to be truly delighted by their purchase.
What Makes Us Unique
At Thrasio, we’re in building mode: block by block we’re working together to construct a great company. What does that look like? Everyone is a leader - we lean into opportunities, not titles. We expect everyone to behave and act like a leader. Our Leadership Principles inform the ways we work together to ensure the brands, products and services we offer truly delight our customers. Everyone is a builder - whether it’s gaining marketable new skills through project sprints outside of your own function, or standing up more efficient ways of work - we’re doing it from the ground up. Everyone belongs- a sense of belonging brings us all together. We operate as One Team.
The Role
As a Packaging Engineer on our Product Quality, Engineering, and Responsible Sourcing team, you will play a crucial role in designing and implementing innovative packaging solutions for our new and existing products. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product designers, engineers, supply chain, manufacturers, and marketing professionals, to ensure that our packaging meets functional requirements and aligns with our brand identity and sustainability goals.

Responsibilities

  • Packaging Design and Development:
  • Lead the design and development of packaging solutions for new and existing products.
  • Utilize your expertise in materials science, engineering principles, and design aesthetics to create functional and visually appealing packaging.
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to understand project requirements and goals.
  • Development of packaging for both brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce, with a keen understanding of the difference between the two and when which is appropriate.
  • Innovation and Sustainability:
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in packaging.
  • Drive innovation by identifying and implementing sustainable and eco-friendly packaging solutions.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with product designers, engineers, and marketing teams to ensure seamless integration of packaging with product development goals.
  • Work closely with suppliers to source and evaluate new packaging materials and technologies.
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Establish and implement quality standards for packaging materials and processes.
  • Conduct testing and analysis to ensure packaging meets regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Cost Optimization:
  • Evaluate and recommend cost-effective packaging solutions without compromising quality or performance.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate documentation of packaging specifications, design iterations, and testing results.
  • Prepare regular reports on packaging development progress and challenges for the management team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in packaging design and development, preferably in a product development or manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of materials science, packaging regulations, and industry trends.
  • Proficiency in CAD software and other relevant design tools.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Our Commitments:
Thrasio values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and any other category protected by applicable law. We strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive. We encourage applicants who meet the minimum criteria to apply, as we believe in the power of diverse perspectives and challenging assumptions.
Diversity:
At Thrasio, we are committed to building a great company - a place I want to work at, a place I can build, a place I can belong. Our goal is to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that fuels success and growth in the workplace and beyond. We are also committed to recruiting and hiring a diverse team at all levels through fair and unbiased recruitment and hiring practices. Providing diversity-related demographic information during the application process helps us measure our progress towards these goals.