Packaging Engineering Specialist

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Job Title: Packaging Engineering Specialist
Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


  • Ensure right to sell by monitoring packaging applicable regulations and implementing packaging solutions that comply with all applicable regulations and guidelines
  • Support product launches by developing package specifications, assembly instructions, certifications, artwork templates and input on truck and container loading. Provide support for storage stability studies.
  • Initiate and deliver projects to standardize packaging components or optimize the cost of packaging while enhancing image, quality, recyclability and performance.

  • Design package components that will ensure user safety, product and environmental protection, optimize cost, waste reduction and ensure integration into production facilities.
  • Use creativity and knowledge of packaging technology to improve packaging cost and customer appeal. Work with marketing teams to develop package design and anti-counterfeiting strategies, which meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Work with Artwork Development resources to assure packaging components are compatible with printing and labeling needs. Develop label material specifications and label templates for each package configuration.
  • Provide technical coaching for other functions such as Artwork Development & Purchasing, and work with Purchasing to select and qualify packaging suppliers.
  • Provide direction to packaging suppliers on new and revised packaging specifications.
  • Work with internal & third-party manufacturing plants to support new product launches.
  • Provide technical input to resolve package quality problems arising in manufacturing or in the supply chain.
  • Provide consulting to logistics, distribution centers and plants on blocking, bracing & securing of finished products in trucks, containers and rail.
  • Key member of the regional package steering team to help articulate regional packaging strategy and work with relevant supply roles to deliver flawless launch of new package offerings.


  • Expertise in a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging materials and technologies
  • Must have a working knowledge of packaging regulations and testing methods relevant to the Agricultural Industry (e.g., UN, EPA, ISPM-15, FIFRA)
  • A BS/MS in Packaging Science is preferred, although other technical subjects can be considered.
  • Expertise in analyzing data and agreeing on actionable, prioritized opportunity list with commercial and functional stakeholders
  • Six Sigma certification and experience with LEAN Manufacturing principles and 5S is desirable
  • Experience in Agriculture industry is desirable.
  • The candidate will Lead packaging projects with suppliers and 3rd parties in China. Proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin) is then a must. Ability to speak in Bahasa Indonesia is an advantage.

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Job Post Date: 03/29/23
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