Returnable Packaging Project Manager

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Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to make a larger impact in your day-to-day role?  If so, check out this opportunity as a Returnable Packaging Project Manager, that will be based in Davidson, NC.

In this unique role, you will develop returnable packaging strategies, solutions, and standards for new and existing product to include inbound parts, and finished goods through the full life-cycle of the product.  This position has a focus on delivering improvements in cost, quality, and sustainability by leading implementation of returnable packaging projects.

The position will report directly to the Sr. Manager of Global Distribution and International Logistics Operations.

This role has been designated as Hybrid. There is location flexibility, when workflow and priorities allow.

What you will be doing:

This role requires strong project management experience with specific expertise in packaging design and material handling. In collaboration with cross-functional team members from Product Management, Engineering/Design and Supply Chain, this role will coordinate support for structural designs, packaging specifications, costs and feasibility analyses of proposed packaging.

The successful candidate will have experience as a project manager and packaging engineering with documented results.  In addition, the candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to influence and guide others in the decision-making processes throughout product/project life-cycle.

  • Generate innovative protective packaging projects for fulfillment and distribution operations that assists enterprise goals for safety, quality, cost out, and sustainability.
  • Provides packaging technical expertise from design through implementation.
  • Able to work with internal and external parties to deliver an optimized packaging solution. Packaging includes returnable containers, inserts, carts, racks, and any other item which will hold parts, finished goods and/or supplies required in the material management/ logistics process. Recommend packaging vendor selection to ensure optimized processes and solutions
  • Lead cross-functional team to implement packaging solutions at any Trane Technologies location.
  • Seek out and work collaboratively with packaging material suppliers, internal engineering, and operations on packaging designs requirements and alternatives.
  • Evaluate packaging solutions for “total cost impact” including material, transportation, capital and labor costs.
  • Serve as the corporate packaging engineering expert driving best-in-class packaging designs, standards and specifications.
  • Writes new procedures and process instructions as necessary and develops training materials and trains users in all tools, measurements and procedures required.

What you will bring to the table:

  • BS in Packaging Engineering or other business or engineering related fields
  • 2+ years of combined experience in packaging engineering design and project management
  • Certified Packaging Professional status preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, or in fulfillment and distribution packaging
  • Solid knowledge of Packaged Transit Testing methods
  • Ability to interpret CAD and other Assembly drawings, specs and layouts
  • Experience in supplier evaluation, selection, and negotiation.
  • Able to travel as needed, up to 25%

About Trane Technologies: At Trane Technologies®, we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  – create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

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