Global Packaging Project Engineer


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

The objective of Global Packaging R&D is to manage Global Packaging projects and support the implementation of Global packaging strategy ( Sustainability, Innovation, ways of working,...). You are the driver in the creation of packaging innovation as well as generating cost savings through smarter and optimized packaging and packing solutions.

The Global Packaging Project Engineer needs to lead projects autonomously.


Key responsibilities include

- As Global Packaging Project Engineer you promote Packaging Innovation internally and externally, you understand the capabilities of our suppliers and keep them up-to-date with innovation.

- You are committed to Sustainability and support the roadmap to sustainable packaging by 2025.

- In this role you lead autonomously some Packaging projects and you support the Head of R&D Packaging for others. You are the key contact of the Packaging team for Global product innovation projects.

- You orgnaise and run line trials in different factories and you aim to standardize the ways of working across the sites.

- You run shelf life test to validate the performance of the packging.

- In this position you enforce standard testing protocols.

- You constantly share information to the rest of the Packaging Community.

- The Global Packaging Project Engineer is responsible for the creation of common documentation and standards.

- In this role you aim to understand customer needs and to develop innovative packaging that matches their requirements.

- You fully support the testing of machines and you know where to find the missing information and/or support.

- You are able to create a network and keep up-to-date with global trends in packaging.


About you

You hold a Master Degree in a Technical education

We are looking for a candidate with several years of professional experience in packaging development, with preference in the food industry/food production.

Candidates with experience in Chocolate/ Cocoa development and a strong feel for Packaging can be taken into consideration.

Our preferred candidate has a deep knowledge of most common packaging materials and formats, and the related packaging equipment.

He/she shows a solid knowledge in appropriate testing and qualification procedures across multiple packaging formats.


You have good project management and communication skills.

You are willing to travel up to 20% of your time.

Fluent Business English is an absolute must for this Global role.















At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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