Packaging Expert


Port Klang, 10, MY, 42000

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:

Our Packaging Expert will join R & D team to execute the Packaging Expert function in-scope under the guidance of the Regional Product Expert Manager. The candidate is to execute cross-functional packaging projects, develop and execute programs to achieve agreed objectives. Consolidates and shares in-depth knowledge within PD. The Packaging Expert gets guidance and support from the Regional Product Expert Manager on complex activities, ad hoc requests, and key issues in the execution of his duties.


Key Responsibilities includes:

  • To act as a central packaging expert; supporting packaging related activities for all BU’s and production site in APAC. Support the planning and organization of plant tests and end-user tests relating to packaging.
  • Define and governance packaging specification in the region. Drive continuous improvement for packaging system (process & tool) in collaboration with Packaging CoE.
  • To lead packaging innovation and sustainability projects in the region with support from global R&D.
  • To drive cost reduction through rationalization of packaging materials and supplier diversification across APAC
  • To support QA packaging initiatives (traceability programs, supplier and co-packer approvals, material specifications set-up)


About You:

  • Min. Bachelor Degree in Packaging Engineering/Food Science/Science/equivalent.
  • Min 5 years’ experience in packaging related R&D experience from food processing industry
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Fluent in English (written and oral) is required.
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn and take over new responsibilities and challenges.

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