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Product Development Specialist

Company: Solaris Paper, Inc
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

1. COMPANY Solaris is a tissue converting company with affiliated plants and warehouses across the US. Since 2007, we have steadily grown in the away from home (AFH), retail private label (PL) and retail branded (FIORA) sales channels. We offer competitive pay and benefits, which includes 10 paid holidays and a total of 15 days paid vacation and sick days each year. 2. JOB PURPOSE The Product Development Specialist will be responsible for overseeing and coordination of retail product concepts and securing sample approvals during the process. This position requires a unique combination of quantitative, creative and analytical talents to develop products: finalizing all product specifications prior to launch with other departments under the direction of the Product & Technical Development Manager. 3. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (3 - 8 AREAS)

  • Handle assigned portions of the product development process from the conceptual to the post-launch analysis phase
  • Balance a variety of projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of attention detail on each project
  • Verify / confirm product specifications and feasibilities with production and logistics
  • Use TOPS program to analyze and configure item packaging, pallet and truck loading that meets industry and customer standards. (will train)
  • Accurately document and maintain product specifications in project/formula files
  • File / Archive all documentation of completed/approved projects
  • Leverage knowledge of flexible/offset/gravure packaging printing during vendor press checks
  • Consistently communicate with OEMs/co-packers to determine machine capabilities and revise specs
  • Develop packaging that may include new and existing formats such as: facial boxes (cube, flat, mini, bedside, etc), litho wrap, pack poly, bundle poly, poly bags, MFT paper sleeves, shrink wrap film, facial poly packs, corrugated cartons (standard or perforated), corrugated display trays
  • With PTD Manager's directions, execute technical die-line templates by using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop, for all product packaging types
  • Coordinate with vendors for Product Development from product/packaging die-line specifications to sample approval
  • Attend plant trial runs to establish or revise new product specs and securing sample approvals
  • Attend OEMs trial runs and analyze trial run goods for product spec capabilities
  • Track new product launches and other projects to ensure deadlines are met
  • Setup, update, and maintain master list data (specs, packaging, finished goods, loading, etc.)
  • Utilize, maintain and update bar codes using the GS1 UPC code generator program 4. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Internal: Marketing, Finance, Production, PPIC, QA, Logistics, Procurement, External: Outside vendors, suppliers, and contractors, etc. 5. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (JOB SPECS)
    • An associate's degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of experience in retail product/packaging development; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a manufacturing environment.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and TOPS is a plus
    • Knowledge of reading, legible writing, and basic mathematical calculations
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to understand when to contact manager to receive guidance on making judgments.
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with superiors, fellow employees, vendors, and the general public 6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • Must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the department/business
      • Must be able to left up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
      • Must be able to work 8-12 hours per shift
      • Must be able to sit, bend, stand and walk during scheduled shift.
      • Must be able to work scheduled overtime
      • Hearing and vision within normal ranges is helpful for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
      • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers, and FAX machines


        Solaris Paper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, expression

Keywords: Solaris Paper, Inc, Moreno Valley , Product Development Specialist, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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