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Packaging Engineering Group Leader

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
27 October, 2021

Job Description

My client, an innovative global life sciences business, is seeking a Packaging Engineering Group Leader for their site based near Winterthur.


Our client, a market leader within life sciences, seeks a specialist in packaging development to manage the design, development and testing of package components and pack filling systems.


Packaging Engineering Group Leader - Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland


As Packaging Engineering Group Leader, you will work on pioneering projects in the areas of new product introduction and sustainability. Managing a team of packaging engineers, you will oversee all safety and regulation requirements of packaging over a multi-billion sales portfolio.


This role would suit candidates keen to be part of best-in-class operations – there will be opportunity to guide changes over fill and pack as part of Smart Manufacturing programmes.


The Packaging Engineering Group Leader position involves managing a high performing team of Packaging Engineers, including all the coaching and training of new team members. Key projects will focus on packaging sustainability, cooperating with Marketing, Procurement and the wider Supply Chain.


Focussed on Packaging Excellence, our client has a strong pipeline of new projects in this area, and is seeking a dedicated and passionate professional with the following skills:

  • Degree in any field of Engineering, or a Chemistry/Material Sciences degree
  • At least 5 years managing packaging design and development production processes. A strong advantage if this is within a regulated industry (life sciences/chemical/pharmaceutical)
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with R&D teams and packaging suppliers
  • A deep understanding of regulation around safety, packaging technology and labelling for fill and pack operations
  • An understanding of the packaging supplier market  
  • Leadership experience – either direct or indirect
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel in Switzerland to partner sites, as well as abroad


If you are interested in applying for this Packaging Engineering Group Leader role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.