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About this Role

Location: Primarily 110 Spadina Ave. Unit 400, Toronto, with occasional visits to Tomken Rd & Matheson Blvd East, Mississauga &  

Shift: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Were hiring a Packaging Engineer to join our world-class team here at HelloFresh. Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, Packaging & Indirect, you will support both the day-to-day operations & long-term strategy initiatives for the Packaging team. This is an exciting time to join our packaging team as we are investing in the team more than ever with this brand new role & also a new internal Packaging laboratory. You should possess tremendous excitement & passion for playing a pivotal role in HelloFreshs continuous pursuit to be the industry leader in the meal-kit space from a packaging perspective.  To succeed in this role, youll need to have a genuine interest in providing solutions to practical packaging challenges, have advanced technical skills that you can apply to a fast-paced/dynamic environment, & also an entrepreneurial spirit to shape this new role & our  lab to  make a big impact on a hyper-growth organization that is revolutionizing the food industry.

Lettuce share what this role will be responsible for

  • Work with vendors & the Procurement team to test & qualify packaging designs to expand the Packaging supply chain to enable top-line box growth.
  • Coordinate testing with an external lab & our HF US lab while building our own local testing lab capacity here in Canada.
  • Manage the planning & execution of packaging testing out of the Packaging Laboratory once its up & running ( requiring 2 days a week working from the lab in Mississauga, ON)
  • Responsible for packaging lab upkeep & equipment calibration & maintenance
  • Oversee thermodynamic testing to validate & qualify cold chain packaging systems
  • Test packaging components & modify as necessary to meet functional parameters, cost targets, fulfillment, & shipping requirements
  • Complete & communicate test reports to Packaging Procurement team, as well as cross functionally.
  • Help provide packaging solutions to HelloFreshs innovative launch of new products, services offerings, & expansion into new categories & markets.
  • Conduct technical & scientific tests to gain further insights into packaging strategies, packaging material(s) comparison, & various other ad-hoc packaging research & development projects.
  • Redevelop & maintain our ice matrix & upsizing logic
  • Work with vendors to obtain packaging material specifications & manage internal specification process of documentation

Sound a-peeling? Here's what we're looking for

  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience in packaging engineering/science.
  • Undergraduate degree in Packaging Science, Engineering, or other relevant area of study. 
  • Strong passion for packaging science
  • Proven technical expertise in packaging materials testing, most notably in ISTA-certified testing methodologies,  gained through industry experience
  • Proactive, ambitious, & assertive: you take ownership of your work & think beyond the scope of a given assignment
  • An entrepreneurial mindset & a passion for solving complex problems
  • Ability to work with ambiguous or abstract concepts/information & synthesize options for HelloFresh & our management to incorporate into future decision making.
  • Excellent excel & analytical skills to create various databases & spreadsheets
  • Experience with end to end R&D & packaging innovation projects
  • General knowledge of or interest in learning more about fast-paced startup and/or the food & beverage industry

Lets cut to the cheese, this is why you'll love it here

  • Box Discount - Amazing discounts on 1 box per week! 75% discount on weekly HelloFresh & Chefs Plate meal kits AND 50% off weekly Factor meal box
  • Health & Wellness - Health & Dental benefits from day 1, a Health Spending Account, & unlimited access to the Headspace app to meet your self-care needs.
  • Vacation & PTO - Time off is also an important part of self-care! We offer generous vacation & PTO to help you create a good work-life balance. 
  • Family Benefits - A parental leave top-up program for expectant parents
  • WFH Allowance - A one time fund to help you set up or improve your home office 
  • Growth & Development - We support your career progression, provide development opportunities, & invest in your continued learning through our organization wide L&D fund
  • Work Hard & Have Fun - From team socials to HQ Wellness Wednesdays, youll have plenty of opportunity to experience the fun!
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives - With impactful ERGs like HelloChange & Women Empowerment, we are committed to our diversity, equity & inclusion efforts
  • Food Puns - this one is kind of a big dill if you havent already noticed. We even have some punny meeting room names!

Flexible Hybrid Approach

At HelloFresh, we know that flexible work arrangements are essential in enabling you to do your best work, while balancing your personal & life needs. Offering remote work flexibility, along with the opportunity to interact & collaborate in the office are all a part of creating a great employee experience. 

To meet these needs, we are pleased to provide Flexible Hybrid work. Flexible Hybrid is a people-first approach that is based on choice, trust, personalization, & empowers teams to choose when & how often they work from the office & work from home, in addition to team days & company days. This means a minimum of 2 days in office per week, with most teams in office between 2-3 days a week.

Working Conditions

Its no surprise that as a food company, we use many ingredients that may be considered common allergens (i.e. peanuts, tree nuts, milk, etc.). Whether this role is based out of our headquarters or one of our distribution centers, it is possible that you may be exposed to such allergens in this role. If you have any concerns with being exposed to any particular food ingredients, including meat, please disclose this during the hiring process. 

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