Packaging Development Engineer EMEA

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Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI)
Jan 16, 2017
May 30, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for a Packaging Development Engineer EMEA in Belgium (BE) for Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of our 8,500 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.


BC is looking for a packaging professional to execute cross-functional packaging projects and develop and execute programs to achieve agreed objectives within the Food Manufacturers and Gourmet Business Units.

Aim is to generate cost savings through smarter and optimized packaging solutions, as well as adding value through packaging innovation.



  • You will act as a central packaging expert; supporting packaging related activities for all BU's and production sites in EMEA
  • You will drive cost reduction through rationalization of packaging materials and supplier diversification across EMEA.
  • You work very interactively with packaging purchasing and production sites across Europe; this for both packaging machinery as well as materials.
  • You will liaise to external packaging experts and suppliers to generate cost-savings for the FM & Gourmet business.
  • You support the planning and organization of plant tests and end-user tests relating to packaging.
  • You will independently initiate and lead packaging projects
  • You propose new systems, procedures and specifications in the own specific area of expertise in order to improve the department/function effectiveness
  • You support QA packaging initiatives (traceability programs, supplier and co-packer approvals, material specifications set-up, …)
  • You report to the Applied R&D Gourmet Manager EMEA.



  • Master degree in food- or packaging technical direction
  • You are passionate about food and packaging solutions. You're continuously attracted by and actively looking for new packaging concepts and materials.
  • You love working in multi-functional teams (mainly marketing, R&D, QA, operations, sourcing), usually with several nationalities.
  • You're able to manage multiple, complex objectives autonomously to find the best solution for the challenge at hand. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of developing packaging concepts and project management in an industrial environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of 2D and 3D visualization software packages
  • Languages: English mandatory, Dutch and French are assets
  • You are willing to travel 30% 
  • Competency profile: teamwork and cooperation, conceptual thinking, technical expertise, results orientation, stakeholder management

  • Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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