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Senior Engineer

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Background & Purpose of the Job

The North American Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) business unit has been identified as a key growth area for Unilever.  A robust end to end agenda has been created for historical growth over the next 3yrs.  The primary purpose of this role is to provide leadership and instill rigor within the UFS Packaging R&D team, while identifying, shaping and leading technically complex Packaging activities that support the UFS agenda. The right candidate should bring the necessary skillset, attitude, and professionalism, along with an understanding of rigid & flexible packaging development and functional requirements to develop and qualify new pack structures.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

You will be responsible for delivering the key packaging activities to delivery Innovations, Cost Savings, Business Continuity and Sustainability programs on time and in full.   You will manage multiple package development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines. The right candidate will have the ability to deliver effectively in a cross-functional team environment by working with Brand, Planning, Product Group R&D, Procurement, Quality, and material suppliers.

The position will also interface with Manufacturing and Supply Chain for packaging related projects including line trials, production start-ups, cost savings, improving line efficiencies related to packaging, as well as resolving documentation issues for specifications. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds and perspectives is essential.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

B.S. Degree in Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent 5 to 7 years’ experience in the packaging field.  Experience with regards to rigid and flexible packaging is necessary.

Must demonstrate understanding of package development process, package testing (including ISTA 6) and engineering principles.

Must demonstrate ability to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, Brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.

Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.

Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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