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  • Posted: 22 Apr 2024
  • Research & Innovation
  • Evian
  • France
  • On-site

About the job

DANONE is a Company with leading positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Plant Based and Dairy Products, Specialized Nutrition and Waters. 

Its mission: ‘to bring health through food to as many people as possible’. 

It gives meaning to the daily lives of 100,000 Danoners around the world. 


The Advanced Packaging Technology (APT) team is a Danone central team of Research & Innovation in  Packaging. It works on 3 main axes: 

1. Innovation 

identify technological developments allowing development of new packaging or significant improvement of existing packagings. 

2. Training 

Summarize knowledge and structure it to ensure its dissemination to help local teams upskilling. 

3. Support 

Helping local teams to overcome challenges they may face. 


Take the opportunity to act within this team as a 


Position based in Evian les Bains (FR – 74) with travel in Europe and International 


You may be required to work on different types of packaging: caps, preforms, bottles, cups, lids, etc. including full life cycle: production (externally or internally), implementation on filling lines , logistical impact, evaluation of the finished product (including user experience) and end of life. 


Reporting to a Senior Manager, your main missions will be to: 

  • Manage packaging innovation projects linked to technological developments: 

from the ideation to first production including specification definition and means & methods of validation 

  • Provide support/advice to countries on projects or for problem solving, translate into pilot or laboratory requests, sum-up results and make recommendations 

  • Scouting / competitive intelligence 

  • Lead and/or be part of expert communities, sum-up and build on knowledge 

  • Be part of learning modules and teach local teams 

  • Be active member of the team by leading cross-functional missions 


Our employer commitments:   

  • The guarantee of a relevant, competitive and scalable compensation package, through external benchmark and internal equity. It consists among other things of a fixed salary, an yearly bonus, gain sharing, and a Danone share.  

  • Skills development for all, thanks to our Danone Academy France and through a year-round managerial conversation cycle.  

  • The possibility to use up to 3 days a year of volunteering through the platform Vendredi 

  • Parenting policy benefits, such as extended Parental Leave (14 additional maternity/paternity days covered), or the ability to convert some earnings into time off  

  • Other benefits include a complementary pension scheme, health care plan, CSE

About you

The criteria below remain indicative. A candidate who has a different combination of experience and skills could also be considered.  

You have a Master 2 at university or engineering school in Packaging Technology (Engineering, Development, Materials).

You are curious and good ability in summarizing, pedagogy and transversal management. 

You have at least a first  industrial experience in plastic packaging (development, quality, production, engineering, etc.). 

Fluent in both English & French 


We are proud to promote diversity and equal opportunity within our teams. We believe that our differences will make a difference, and that an inclusive work environment will drive our growth as a company, as a team, and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applications* by fostering an inclusive work culture where everyone can feel at home.   

We have also chosen to remove inclusive writing from our job offers because its complexity penalizes people with cognitive disabilities, including dyslexia, dysphasia, or apraxia.  

*All nominations will be considered regardless of origin, background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability… 

About us

One Planet, One Health - BY YOU!   

Our four core values "HOPE": HUMANISM, OPENNESS, CLOSENESS and ENTHUSIASM serve as our compass.   

Every day, you will make decisions that impact our economic and societal performance, as well as our ability to achieve our ambitions.    

At Danone, you can just be yourself. We are convinced that it is up to YOU to define how you work, develop and progress.   

With us, you will work in a challenging, authentic, and caring environment.    

Want to know more about the daily life of our danoners? Check out our LinkedIn page and our @DanoneTalentFrance Instagram account.   

You want to take action to bring health through food to as many people as possible? Join us!