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Vacancy: Process and Product Expert, Vacuum Thin Coatings, Core R&D,Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Vacancy: Process and Product Expert, Vacuum Thin Coatings, Core R&D,Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Posted on: Oct.07.2021

About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 47,000 Amcor people generate US$12.5 billion in sales from operations that span about 230 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

Job Details

Position Job Title: Process and Product Expert, Vacuum Thin Coatings
BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles - Core R&D
Function: Research & Development
Location: Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Line Manager’s Job Title: Product Development Manager
Advertising Legal Entity: Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen AG
Work contract Legal Entity: Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen AG
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Purpose

Developing and supporting thin film vacuum deposition processes, managing process development projects from benchtop through pilot and industrialisation with a strong focus on Amcor’s Sustainability targets. The role requires a collaborative, flexible and dynamic approach, having close links with external suppliers, manufacturing teams, R&D pilot, analytical and R&D, marketing, product management, sales and customers, in order to deliver breakthrough innovations leading to sales and profitable growth.

Job Dimensions & Scope

Responsible for leading process developments for thin film vacuum projects, primarily focussed on advancing the performance, efficiency and understanding of Amcor’s SiOx PVD process and products and encompassing other thin film vacuum deposition processes including metallisation, AlOx, etc..

Principal Accountabilities

• Responsible for running Process Development projects focused on vacuum deposited barrier technology to be further used in converted products.
• Support the preparation and delivery of capital expenditure projects related to thin film vacuum deposition
• Identify clear targets and project costs. Meet project plans, create regular project up-dates and monthly reports
• Involvement and alignment with Manufacturing teams, Marketing, Product Management and Sales to ensure project prioritization and budgeting
• Develop close links with external equipment suppliers of relevant technologies
• Manage complex development projects involving processes, material design and substrates
• The role requires close links with R&D teams to deliver barrier substrates that will primarily be used in finished converted flexible packaging products
• Coordinate and support process development activities with manufacturing plants
• Responsible for the trial and sample reel budget for own projects
• Assist Pilot Operations and Analytical Laboratories during project execution
• Support knowledge transfer and innovation opportunities through the preparation of presentations, workshops and meetings to ensure full company alignment
• Carry out materials testing using relevant analytical techniques, developing new methods as required
• Provide technical leadership and expertise in thin film vacuum deposition processes and products

Major Challenges & Complexities

Technically complex projects requiring interface with a wide range of stakeholders; external suppliers, research partners, cross-functional coordination through Amcor different functions to guarantee clear targets, smooth execution and reliable roll out.

Connecting with various stakeholders:

Internal:

• Manufacturing teams
• Pilot and Analytical teams
• R&D Core and Segment Development teams
• Marketing & Product Management
• Procurement
• Product Safety

External:

• Technology providers
• Research partners
• Raw Material Suppliers
• Machine manufacturers


Knowledge and Experience

• Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in vacuum roll to roll coating of flexible materials
• Preferred physics / materials science or engineering background
• In depth knowledge of practice and principles of thin film vacuum deposition processes
• Knowledge of packaging materials and analytical techniques
• Project Management experience and proven project leadership role
• Standard knowledge of usual IT tools ( Microsoft Office…)

Education and Certifications

• University degree in related science, engineering or technical discipline

2. Specific Skills and Abilities

• Proactive and able to communicate with various stakeholders
• Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
• Ability to build internal and external relationships
• A good standard of English is required, German and Italian preferable

AMCOR FLEXIBLES EMEA

With more than 55 plants in 22 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa (AFEMEA), a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes AFEMEA the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions.

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