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Senior Packaging Engineer

Ollie was born with the mission of improving the lives of pets and pet parents nationwide. We make human-grade pet food, tailored for each dog's nutritional needs, and deliver directly to our customers' doors. Through Ollie's carefully crafted meals and health services for members, dogs can truly live their healthiest, happiest lives.

As a member of our growing team, you'll take part in a company culture that cares deeply about its work and its team members.

Ollie is looking for a Senior Packaging Engineer to deliver the next generation of packaging for the pet industry. The Senior Packaging Engineer (PE) will be part of Ollie's RD&E team and work closely with our Sustainability, Operations and Marketing teams. The PE will be responsible for our current packaging portfolio and the development and implementation of innovative packaging solutions for future products. The PE will find materials, processes and vendors to source responsible, sustainable material choices while also maintaining cost and brand standards.

This role will report to the Chief Scientific Officer and is based remotely in the US.

What You'll Do:
    • Lead all packaging design, development and production for Ollie's full range of products for DTC and Retail channels
    • Provide technical input to stakeholders and vendors to develop packaging solutions that meet Ollie's FSQA, brand, sustainability and financial goals
    • Lead all product packaging testing and analysis - working in partnership with our food and supply chain teams to ensure excellent product quality and consumer satisfaction
    • Work collaboratively with the Impact/Sustainability team to ensure materials are curbside recyclable, or that they're eligible for specialty collection programs
    • Work collaboratively with the Customer Insights team to analyze packaging performance metrics for current packaging and use a data-led approach to evolve an improved packaging experience
    • Communicate effectively with external stakeholders, including suppliers, manufacturers to ensure compliance with all regulatory and safety standards for packaging materials
    • Demonstrate strong project management skills to ensure timely and successful completion of packaging projects for both DTC and Retail channels

Who You Are:
    • You have a BS in Packaging, Chemical, Mechanical or Plastics Engineering. MS or PhD is a plus
    • You have 6+ years' experience in designing, developing and producing market-leading packaging solutions in the human food & beverage industries. Protein or pet food experience is preferred.
    • You have a successful history of managing multiple, simultaneous projects, and of working well in a fast growing, omni channel company
    • You have specific expertise in packaging structure design and composition, color and graphics optimization for printing, cost implications of different packaging material types, secure seals options and industry current and innovation trends.

What You'll Get:
    • Competitive salary and a stake in the company
    • Sponsored 401k program with employer match up to 4%
    • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental and vision
    • Unlimited vacation policy that you're encouraged to use
    • Paid parental leave
    • 1-week paw-ternity leave for new dog parents
    • Free Ollie subscription
    • Inspiring pack members!

What We Value:

Keeping Dogs At The Heart

Our profound love for dogs unites us and drives and inspires every aspect of our business. We wholeheartedly believe dogs make us better in life and at work.

Being Courageous And Kind

We create a safe, inclusive space for everyone to show up as their authentic selves. We check our egos at the door and speak our minds. We embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives as they bring new and different ideas and ways of working together.

Setting New Standards

We believe in continually raising the bar, never settling for less than our best as a team and individuals. We keep improving from the quality of our products to our customer experience to how we work.

Making Ollie The Best Chapter

We are building an impactful business while making memorable experiences with one another. We celebrate our successes, learn from our failures, and enjoy our collective journey. Our time at Ollie should be a milestone in our careers.

If you'd like to stand out, tell us in your cover letter why you're interested in joining Ollie and how your skills match the responsibilities detailed in this posting.

Ollie embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Ollie is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please include that in your application.