Packaging

PACKAGING

Do you know a product that doesn't come up packaged ?

WHAT IS PACKAGING?

Packaging covers any type of materials, it is designed to contain, protect and preserve merchandise, to allow it to be handled and transported from the manufacturer to the user, and to ensure its presentation and sales to the ultimate consumers in sound conditions . It also refers to the action of putting a product into a package.

Now, packaging follows an ecologically-friendly and sustainable approach from its design to its end life.

WHAT DOES A PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER DO?

The packaging engineer mostly works on design and development, optimisation, choice of materials, packaging printing, specifications, technical monitoring, testing . The packaging engineer has to take into account economic issues, migrations, legislation, environment and packaging disposal.

In addition, a packaging engineer also needs to determine the packaging process techniques , understand the assembly lines, work and ensure high-quality production while integrating traceability and logistics and cost optimisation..

A packaging engineer manages , daily, a multitude of other tasks requiring different skills . He or she must be a skilled communicator and a team leader..

JOBS IN PACKAGING:

ESIReims is well known and recognised locally, nationally and internationally,

ESIReims, School of engineering from the University of Reims trains packaging engineers who:

· have a strong background in sciences and good expertise and know how in their field of activities. .

· are skilled in managing problems, leading teams and communicating with the different departments and suppliers .

· are trained in both the technical and soft skills required, with a flexibility and adaptability between packaging related jobs and sectors.

· understand business economy.

· have an international perspective with the ability to communicate in several languages and use modern management and communication tools.

Packaging has a crucial role to play in many industry sectors, including agriculture, foodstuffs, perfumery and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or even all industrial and domestic equipment. It is also strategic for international exchanges.

In an ever-changing and fast-moving economy ,packaging is at the heart of innovation, design, technical and economic improvement, regulatory constraints (including those of the environment and sustainable development), while also taking into account consumers needs and lifestyles.

To conclude, the packaging engineer has promising interesting career prospects in a lot of emerging fields.

JOBS & CAREERS:

From research & development to management or purchasing...

64% packaging users:

from perfume companies to major retail outlets,

via agriculture, foodstuffs and the automotive industry...

36% packaging manufacturers/processors:

R&D, design/creation.

PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION:

Multi-disciplinary training to the highest level of technicality, close to industrial realities.

• Average time to find a job: 2 months ( but about 50% have already a job after graduation projetcs)

Business Sectors:

Foodstuffs

Pharmaceuticals

Materials

Major distribution

Cosmetics

Others

• Average starting salary of €35000.

• 20% of graduates take their first job abroad.

• Continuation of studies, doctorate...

CONTACT:

Isabelle VROMAN: isabelle.vroman@univ-reims.fr


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