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Inks & coatings development Manager

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Date: 18 juin 2019

Situation géographique: Evian, FR

Entreprise: DANONE

Are you looking for a transversal and opened international role linked to several departments?
  Do you want to participate in breakthrough innovations to increase business growth?
  Ready to take part in an inspiring mission: to develop a new offer to our consumers?

 

Become our Inks & Coatings Development manager

 

Context, Challenges

Danone Nutricia Research is committed to Danone’s mission, with more 1 500 people in over 60 countries.

Packaging Material R&I team is fully committed to ensure full valorisation of the packaging materials for the 5 business units; raw materials for packaging representing 1 400 KT.

The team is committed to deliver; innovative and sustainable “building blocks” and “ready to plug” solutions in the field of packaging through polymers, flexible, paper-based, colorants, additives and inks.

The Team, as part of the Cycles, is working hand in hand with the C&P teams (Plastic & One Direct) dedicated to the different categories.

Your Mission

The overall mission is the combination of 3 sub-missions, all of them fully consistent with the Danone ambition:

  • Safety for our consumers
  • Circularity of all pack components (compliance with “Recyclability by design” targets)
  • Outstanding consumers experience through Innovations
  • Contribute to the packaging challenges through innovation on inks and coatings as regards to packaging’s differentiation (object of desire), cost, food safety (including anticipation on substances of concern) and recyclability
  • Map the upstream business (pigments, solvent, carrier…), Equipment and Technology suppliers and Converters to understand their possibilities (requirements) and transform them into raw materials specifications, alongside with Danone needs.
  • Build the “Inno System” and keep it up to date by building the medium/long term vision related to inks, coatings and surface treatment.
  • Identify the opportunities of partnerships in R&I programs, at either supplier start-ups or universities – institutes, which deliver added-value to Danone’s packaging.

 

 

Your responsibilities

  • Screen the upstream market on ink and coating (raw materials suppliers, technology providers, academics, start-ups) and define an ecosystem with recommendations to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Build and manage a strong external network in inks, coatings and surface treatment fields with R&I teams, suppliers, technology providers to fuel the innovation pipeline.
  • Be an active contributor to the internal network, mainly with R&I of the 5 WBUs, C&P and then with Quality, Engineering, Communications, Public Affairs, Marketing and Regulatory on food safety and quality implications of inks and coatings on packaging.
  • By selecting, approving, implementing and specifying the most relevant inks and coatings for packaging, ensure that primary packaging materials developed in Danone are compliant to the technical, safety/quality standards and bring solutions to lead business.
  • Ensure packaging solution is ‘’fit for purpose’’ thanks to the inks, coatings and surface treatment selected and meets cost targets, sensitive to environmental need, processes through the factory, protects the product through the entire distribution channel, and provide relevant functionalities to the retail customers and consumers.
  • Generates relevant Intellectual Property (patents) to provide competitive insulation on key inks, coatings and surface treatment initiatives for packaging.
  • Continuously evaluate new printing and coating technologies for application to company products for current and future and make recommendations to the business for appropriates changes
  • Issue & animate training module to the R&I packaging community in the field of inks, coatings and surface treatments.

 

 

Your assets

  • Graduated in Chemistry or Packaging / Material science or Technologies
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Inks and coatings technologies, Inks and coatings for packaging application, Food contact compliance
  • English fluent mandatory (French’s basics are recommended for daily life)
  • Open and accessible person, rigour, ability to be an effective communicator,
  • Empowering to energize & grow people
  • Open to learn & share with others internally and externally
  • Team player, but able to self-develop.
  • Business acumen and strategic thinker
  • Technical understanding of chemistry of different inks & varnishes and/or different curing systems (UV, EB, Solvent, Waterbased) and impact they have on food safety, process runability
  • Technical understanding of different printing techniques including digital printing (electrophotography & inkjet) and/or functional and technical specifications for materials to assure compliance with runability on Danone manufacturing lines

Danone, "One Planet, One Health" ... why not you?
Danone is a company committed to an inspiring mission: "Bring health through food to as many people as possible". This ambition is concretized by concrete daily commitments around social and environmental issues, with local communities, farmers, our partners ... Come grow with passionate and enthusiastic teams! You will discover an environment that promotes proximity and encourages initiative. Join us to contribute to a meaningful project.

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