With more than 50 plants in 18 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa (AFEMEA), a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes AFEMEA the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions.

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Position Job Title: Product Development Engineer Snacks & Confectionery

BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Research & Development

Location: AF Istanbul

Line Manager’s Job Title: Product Development Manager

Advertising Legal Entity: Amcor Flexibles İstanbul Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Work contract Legal Entity: Amcor Flexibles İstanbul Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Contract Length: Permanent

Job Purpose

Management and execution of assigned Product Development projects within Snacks & Confectionery (S&C) market. The PDE will lead and/or participate in customer related and segment driven platform projects, new product and product line extension projects, and more complex raw material changes, from the idea to the implementation phase. He/she will have an active participation in the development of products / concepts / technologies. This can be in the local base site, but also in other sites of the manufacturing network.

The PDE will interact with customers and raw material suppliers within their market area of specialization. Additionally, PDEs will strongly interact and support the Plant Technical teams in the scope of new products development projects.

Job Dimensions & Scope

  • Responsible for managing the day to day activities related to the new product development projects (NPDs)
  • Responsible for the documentation and communication of the progress to the Product Development Manager and other selected persons
  • Responsible for technical sales and marketing support within a specific market segment
  • Responsible for managing projects also in other Amcor Flexibles site, outside their local base sites
  • Maintain contact with the relevant packaging machine supplier (when applicable)
  • Interact with Amcor extrusion plants

Principal Accountabilities

Executing and closing new product development projects (npds) for a specific market

  • Set up the plan with milestones and deliverables for the assigned NPD projects
  • Managing the assigned NPD projects in a site, with the support of a selected team
  • Product qualification internally and at customers
  • Monthly reporting on the status, the progress and the following month planned activities
  • Maintaining the project database

Key Account and major account driven New Product Development programs

  • Managing the projects as above


Field Technical Service

  • Support our Field Technical Service team at assigned customers, upon the need.

Sales/Marketing Support

  • Technical assistance for sales/marketing in selling concepts, cost reduction initiatives and AF products
  • Preparation of technical presentations related to the above

Product optimisation

  • Assisting the plant technical team in product optimisation, either driven by customers or internally by plant / cluster

Major Challenges & Complexities

Be the link to customers, sales, marketing and plant regarding R&D insights.

Internal Relationships:

  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Development Director
  • Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Sales & Key Account Managers
  • Operations
  • Plant Technical and central R&D services

External Relationships:

  • Customers
  • Raw Material and Packaging Machine Suppliers
  • Universities and technical Institutes


Formal Qualifications And Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of related experience in flexible packaging industry
  • Excellent knowledge of materials and converting technologies related to flexible packaging
  • BSc degree (or equivalent) required in technical discipline
  • Fluent in English and Turkish, preferred additional foreign language


Specific Skills And Abilities

  • Project Management experience and proven project leadership roles
  • Proactive and able to communicate with senior management, sites and able to give seminars and presentations to customers
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to build internal and external relationship
  • Solid understanding of overall company strategy and business acumen

If you are looking for a fast-paced and multicultural environment join us now!