• Packaging Engineer

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 11:49 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company/Location Overview

    The Sazerac Company, established in 1850, is a leading North American spirits supplier, and owner of many of the industry’s most venerable distilling companies – Buffalo Trace Distillery, The Glenmore Distillery, and A. Smith Bowman Distillery.  In 2014, Sazerac was awarded one of the spirits industry’s highest honors – Distiller of the Year by the International Wine & Spirits Competition. The Louisville, Ky. branch of The Sazerac Company has been named a “Best Places to work in Kentucky” four times!


    Sazerac is an independent, American family owned company; whose vision is to become one of the industry’s most desired places to be.  Sazerac attributes its success to a unique blend of history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, its people.  


    For more information, please visit: www.sazerac.com.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    Position: Packaging Engineer

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Why Open?: Internal Promotion!


    As the Packaging Engineer, one is held accountable to, however not limited to the following priorities:

    • New Business Development
      • Assist the New Business Development team by designing and approving package specifications for new packaging items.
    • New Product Introduction and Product Change Process:
      • Participate actively to assist the New Business Development teams to introduce new products efficiently and cost effectively.
    • Regulatory and Legal Compliance:
      • Assure packaging supplies are approved by FDA and other regulatory agencies as required by law.
    • Cost Savings Project:
      • Identify packaging improvements and technology which will lower our carbon footprint and our cost; Assist the Procurement team on qualification testing for such items; Coordinate tests with local plant managers.
    • Outcomes and Processes Project:
      • To assist with technical data as required; Create a digital storage filing system for all specifications that can be easily shared with operations team upon request or used in the process with suppliers.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
    • Excellent oral & written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and technical skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of Word and Excel
    • Familiarity with specifications and testing


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Wine and spirits industry experience
    • APICS Certification or Six Sigma Certification
    • Undergraduate Degree


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