Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Senior Principal Engineer Global Best Practices

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of the Senior Principal Engineer Global Best Practices are to: 


  • Define framework and develop strategic roadmap for Bayer CH Packaging Systems & Best Practices, including:
    • Identify key platform focus areas for overall Packaging and Design organization;
    • Develop 3-5 year plan for areas encompassing the evolution of best practice solution portfolios from current to future state;
    • Harmonize approach and standards for Global Packaging validation protocols;
    • Develop project ‘tools’ (packaging brief, technical criteria, specification templates);
    • Create packaging standards for primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging.
  • Facilitate collaborative business process and solution architecture discussions with our internal customer’s and IT  specifically within the Packaging Engineering Line of Business Partner;
  • Support business model innovation and business process re-design/optimization based on internal customer’s needs;
  • Leverage industry and Oracle/SAP best practice, reference architectures as well as model companies;
  • Ensure effective process, system and data  transfer of information to the factory / CMO;
  • Perform packaging leadership of PS strategic projects, eg Generate, Pack-to-fit, and other key supply chain efficiency, harmonization, quality, and cost saving initiatives;
  • Collaborate with the broader P&D group as well as all cross-functional partners to ensure smooth transfer of information, holistic understanding of project needs, and adherence to requirements;
  • Develop key external partnerships (in collaboration with Procurement) to ensure best fit to project needs, work efficiency and speed reduction targets;
  • Manage and promote best practice; 
  • Partner with the P&D community in the development  and execution of training opportunities.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Packaging Engineering Bachelors Degree (or equivalent degree) with minimum of ten years experience or a Master’s Degree (or equivalent degree) with minimum of six years experience;
  • A proven track record in managing ‘holistic’ packaging development, including the creation, development and delivery of ownable structural and functional consumer impactful packaging innovations, resulting in notable commercial impact; Business protection and maintenance of launched packaging, ensuring efficient production and best in class quality in the supply chain; 
  • Consumer Healthcare experience;
  • Fit to Win Competencies: Dealing with ambiguity, Business Acumen, Conflict management, Organizational agility & perspective, Problem solving, Drive for results;
  • Fit to Win Skills: Communication skills,  Project planning, Packaging manufacturing/PS principles, Finance, Analytics.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Business systems knowledge (SAP, Oracle, etc.).






Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany
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