La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world. Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness — the purity, precision and excellence inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand’s inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavours to fulfill a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging — elevating science to art.

For the Global Packaging Team in our Headquarters in Volketswil, we are looking for an experienced

Packaging Engineer

In this role you are planning, steering and directing all activities concerning the development and product lifecycle management of our packaging. You are reporting to the Senior Manager Packaging Development of the Global Product Development Team. In this interesting position you are operating in an international environment, dealing with exclusive and highest level of packaging.

Developing all levels of packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary)
Steering the packaging related tasks within the project management process
Finding solutions for packaging requirements (new, optimization and maintenance)
Performing packaging tests and executing machine run feasibility while ensuring a transparent documentation of the results
Realizing a smooth industrialization of the products including filling and packing trials into the production
Having a close collaboration with packaging material suppliers and internal departments e.g. formula development, marketing and quality
Being a strong partner in terms of packaging and material know how
Striving to solve technical issues like “out of specification” and doing trouble-shooting in general
Being proactive to create new ideas for portfolio harmonization, efficiency in manufacturing processes to increase the operating
window and to improve costs
Creating specification, range boards and establishes master data including bill of material within SAP
Taking over the packaging tasks into transfer projects for alternative packaging material suppliers or relocation of production
within our third party manufacturers
Acting as our packaging SAP key user and creating new ideas for improving the environment in regards of efficiency within SAP
Establishing Standard Operating Procedures
Bachelor / Master Degree in Engineering or similar education (technician)
Minimum 2-5 years experience in packaging development and project management
Profound know how in manufacturing packaging processes like injection molding, printing and different material characteristics, ideally
cosmetic packaging
Excellent organizational, planning and problem solving skills
Ability to deal with multiple projects in cross functional teams at the same time
Ideally first leadership experience, e.g. based on internship guidance
Good team player with an international mind-set and great communication skills who is willing to learn and adapt
Fluency in English and German; any other language skills are an advantage
Starting date / Workload
As per agreement / 100%
La Prairie Group AG, Industriestrasse 8, 8604 Volketswil
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your application to:
Ms. Katharina Bösch at / Ref.: Packaging Engineer