APAC Packaging Head

by Jerry Xing in Food and Beverage    2nd Apr, 2020       Shanghai

APAC Packaging Head

Introduction:

This position will have accountability and ownership of the following: • Leadership of value creation in the Packaging and Warehousing areas including leadership, development and management of the regional portfolio for both capital and non-capital initiatives and activities across the region as well as providing technical input expertise for project development. • Lead the deployment of manufacturing technology processes to sustain value and enable growth and continuous improvement • Provide technical support for strategic activities, including but not limited to analysis of opportunities with complex business cases and providing technology transfer between world class packaging suppliers and COMPANY Packaging operations • Oversee technology performance, utilizing metrics and KPI’s to ensure sustainment of value and identification of opportunities ensure digitalization of metrics, KPIs and measures for visibility at all levels of the organization. • Complete regional gap assessment against corporate and best in class packaging standards and operations. Develop short and long-term roadmap to close these gaps at each facility including prioritization across the region. • Support locations through implementation of standardization of processes, validation of compliance to standards and technical development of their people • Provide technology leadership for Inherently Safer Design, Process Safety and Food Safety standards for packaging areas.

Responsibilities:

50% Value Creation
• Lead short, mid, long term value creation through identification and prioritization of opportunities and applying
operational excellence practices and priniciples .
• Support the global Packaging MTO in providing technical support for growth opportunities within the region.
• Develop and manage the regional packaging portfolio in alignment with Product line, Business, Regional and
Global strategy
• Drive additional value by overseeing Packaging and Warehousing Systems and Cost Savings initiatives across the
region.
35% Sustain the Base
• Identify, share and institutionalize best practices by understanding, documenting and deploying them across the
region.
• Partner globally to audit performance to these standards.
• Create and utilize processes and metrics to sustain the value created and identify opportunities.
• Develop/optimize Packaging processes
15% Develop, coach, lead others
• Ensure standard employee training and development relating to Packaging within the region.
• Share vision, direction, value opportunities and empower/enable others to achieve it.
• Provide coaching, development, and performance management to direct and indirect reports.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or science related discipline.
• 10+ years of experience in engineering, operations, packaging and/or industrial operations
• 5+ years direct packaging experience in liquid and semi-liquid applications
• Demonstrated ability to lead in complex and ambiguous technical, operational, engineering, and business
Environments
• Demonstrated ability to influence teams/individuals in order to achieve desired results
• Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Ability to partner with product line management and external suppliers on process improvements, filling
technology lead roles for new packaging projects.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through written, verbal and presentation skills with multiple
levels of COMPANY and customer organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and prioritize to meet business objectives.
• Strong organization and time management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to recognize the need for additional measurements systems to monitor performance of a
facility or technology.
• Ability to develop and manage an project and initiative portfolio.
• Demonstrated ability to partner with multifunctional teams to deliver results.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver technical solutions
• Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities in alignment with business goals
• Knowledge of Food Safety best practices as it applies to packaging food products
• Basic knowledge of Process Safety and inherently safer design for packaging equipment.
• Readiness to travel on average 30-40% of the time. (travel may peak at higher levels as business needs arise)

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