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ProAmpac Holdings, Inc. Product Development Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description

Who We Are

ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering. We provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. We continue to grow and would love for you to join our team!

At ProAmpac, our culture is key to our long-term success. We strive to be authentic as we live out the heritage of our small business culture. We value the connections we’ve created, and our employees feel empowered in their shared efforts to innovate successfully. ProAmpac was founded on the idea that a focus on material science will drive innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers, supported by our five core values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, Involvement, and Impact – that foster a culture of speed, simplicity, and self-confidence.

Our company is made stronger by challenging ourselves and each other, while we move what matters forward. With a focus on performance and a passion for our work, we are not bound by organizational hierarchy. We are committed to serving our customers and the communities in which we work and live.

By joining us, you become an integral part of an entrepreneurial company in a fast-paced and stable environment that provides varied opportunities for professional and personal growth .

Benefits Overview

ProAmpac is building a wellness culture through its PRO360 initiative: An interactive, fully integrated wellbeing program designed to engage, encourage, and reward all team members on their personal pathway to better health, wealth, growth, and community involvement. Our goal is to ensure 100% of team members achieve a basic level of wellness. Additionally, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, we offer full-time employees a variety of benefits including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • 401(K) with exceptional company match

  • Generous paid time off (PTO), plus 11 holidays per calendar year

  • Free life and short-term disability insurance

  • Wellness, employee discount and rewards programs

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development opportunities and career growth

Essential Duties and Tasks

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead the design, identification & assessment of new materials/technology, and be proactive in filing intellectual property protection when possible.

  • Ensure product development activities align with existing manufacturing capabilities, industry trends, and customer requirements; when necessary, lead the justification of capital acquisition to support product development strategies.

  • Understand, communicate, and define actions to enhance product portfolio profitability (product simplification, product development, process improvement)

  • Manage product development projects ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget to optimize use of resources within the organization. Leading a team to design, control, and analyze new products and changes to current products caused by materials, processes, and/or procedures; documenting and publishing as required.

  • Work closely with production teams, engineering, sales, customers, and material sourcing, to support product innovation, cost reduction initiatives, and reduction of customer complaints.

  • Support marketing leadership with new product development project justification and launch process by collaborating with marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing communications, and leadership to drive externally focused innovation.

  • Maintain product quality standards by overseeing testing and ensuring products meet regulatory requirements, working with quality and EHS teams to maintain compliance with global regulations.

  • Lead, direct, develop, and manage a team, setting priorities, goals, and performance metrics.

  • Create and maintain necessary documentation, including product specifications, project plans, and reporting of activities.

  • Ongoing technical engagement with our current and potential customers to increase collaboration efforts improving customer collaboration, success, sales, and engagement.

  • All other duties as assigned


The role requires on-site presence in Granite City, IL. Relocation support will be provided for qualified candidates.

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • BS required; Master's or Above preferred

  • Certifications preferred/a plus include Education or experience in Chemical Engineering preferred/a plus, Professional Engineer (PE) License, Certified Chemical Engineer (CChE)

  • 6-8 years’ experience in a related field

  • Proven experience in a managerial capacity.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, Outlook email, and calendar.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects privacy of confidential/sensitive information.

  • Exceptional time management and organization skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously establishing priorities to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written, and presentations) with executive leadership, staff, and internal and external clients.

  • Proactive; exercises sound judgment and decision-making; able to identify problems and needs and develop solutions and/or options.

  • Self-confident, self-motivated polished professional who thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Area of Interest: Technical R&D
Department: Product Development-2550
Work Place Type: On-site

ProAmpac is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.