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International R&I Packaging Developer

  • Posted: 10 Aug 2021
  • Research & Innovation
  • Belgium
  • Belgium

About the job


 As Packaging Developer, you are responsible for the development of new packaging related to product innovations and to help us improving our current packaging portfolio to make it more sustainable. You ensure that the packaging fulfill the consumer’s needs while guaranteeing that the impact on the planet is reduced to a minimum (sustainable materials and recyclability). You work from the office in Wevelgem and report directly to the R&I Sr. Packaging Developer.


  • You are actively involved in cross-functional development & improvement projects and you are responsible for the packaging specification definition. The packaging development track is defined from pilot testing till industrial validation. Knowledge and insight on sustainable packaging materials and the effect on the shelf life of the product are the basis.
  • You advise and support internal departments on the basis of your in-depth knowledge on packaging materials towards a continuous improvement of our product range.
  • In order to work in multidisciplinary teams, you build excellent interdepartmental relationships.
  • You foster your knowledge and insight on sustainable packaging materials and the effect on the shelf life of the product. As part of international network of Danone packaging experts you will be able to learn on the job, follow training, go to fairs, have meetings with suppliers, etc.
  • As we have production locations all over Europe, short traveling is required.

About you

To be able to achieve the above and be successful in this role we believe:


  • You have a Master’s degree in civil, industrial or bio-engineer, or packaging technology
  • You have a first experience in packaging development or engineering project management, experience in FMCG beverage/food is a plus.
  • You have a strong interest in developing sustainable packaging
  • You are result-oriented.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You have strong communication skills.
  • You are a persuasive and enthusiastic person, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

About us

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?


Our core values - Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm embody the way we aspire to behave in everything we do. If you are an energetic person who believes in these principles, then Danone is the right company for you! Join our dynamic team and help us make our vision a reality by playing a key role in the performance of Danone and all its brands.


 Hit the “apply now” button now. Your application will be reviewed by our Recruiter, Chloë Uyttenhove (chloe.uyttenhove@alpro.com).