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Paper based materials development Managerr


Date: 17 juil. 2019

Situation géographique: Evian, V, 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 new products to our consumers?


Become our Paper based materials 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

This is a full-time position that exists in order to lever the power of paper-based materials for our packaging to deliver our ambition of innovations for consumers and circularity.

This has to be performed without compromising the reputation of the Danone company, its products and brands by ensuring all new suppliers and raw materials are legal and safe and that the quality standards are held in the highest regard through ownership and development of Global policies, standards, systems, processes and practices associated with suppliers and packaging within facilities that manufacture Danone products.

Strategies, Road Maps, Projects, Partnerships are designed through deep collaboration with Managers leading the Paper Based Category C&P, based in Amsterdam.



Your responsibilities

  • Screen the upstream market on paper based materials (raw materials suppliers, technology providers, academics, start-ups) and define an ecosystem with recommandations to deliver innovative solutions.
  • Co-Build and co-manage with C&P team  a strong external network in paper-based and barrier properties fields with R&I from suppliers and 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, Plants, Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs and Regulatory on food safety and quality implications of new paper-based materials.
  • By selecting, approving, implementing and specifying the most relevant paper-based materials, ensure that primary packaging materials developed in Danone are compliant to the technical, safety/quality standards and bring solutions to lead business.
  • Ensure with C&P team that  packaging solutions is ‘’fit for purpose’’ thanks to the paper-based materials 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 paper-based materials initiatives.
  • Continuously evaluate new packaging materials 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 paper-based materials



Your assets

  • Graduated in Chemistry or Packaging / Material science or Technologies
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the paper based field (industry and/or academics), or in Technologies, or Paper-based materials & barrier performances for packaging, or Food contact compliance
  • English fluent mandatory (French’s basics are recommended for daily life)
  • Enthusiast & creative to challenge status quo and look for opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial approach to deliver the objectives
  • Drive and persistent
  • Business acumen
  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external people
  • Good communication, listening and influencing skills.

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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