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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Associate Packaging Engineer, R&D

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Here’s what all the hype is about…

Premier Nutrition Company, LLC. (PNC) distributes great-tasting food products to health-conscious consumers under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice and part of publicly traded BellRing Brands (NYSE:BRBR). With its people-first culture, PNC empowers its people to create the best work of their lives alongside some truly amazing colleagues. We strive to make a workplace where you can feel like you and avoid many of the outdated processes and structure of conventional workplaces. We don’t have performance reviews—we have conversations. We don’t have command and control management—we have inspiring leaders to coach you. We don’t have a casual dress code—we simply don’t have a dress code; wear what you like. And we have a lot of fun.

Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings, and free daily exercise classes on-site and at the adjacent gym are just a few ways we make work feel less like work. And the results of our great culture speaks for itself: we were certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the fourth year running in 2020 and ranked #7 on Fortune Magazine’s 2019 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production.

So, what’s it like to work here? You’ll walk into our Emeryville office each Monday morning and find 100 of your colleagues sitting on sofas, beanbag chairs, or the floor excitedly talking through the week ahead and watching one of their colleagues tell their personal life and career journey. Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovative mindset of a tech company, and the stability of a brand that sold over $800 million last year, and you’ll find us in the sweet spot where world-class culture meets robust business results. PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative and casual work environment and will help us build our culture and this high-growth company for the next phase in our amazing journey. Does this sound like you? Then read on…

The Role…

The Associate Packaging Engineer pushes to keep projects running on time and under-budget. Through application of burgeoning technical experience, they will be a key player on a wide range of key initiatives- sustainability, innovation and margin control.

You’re excited about this opportunity because your time will be filled with…

Packaging Design: 35% of Time

  • Review Packaging Solutions for feasibility: structure, manufacturing, customer use
  • Develop studies and trial/testing protocols to validate packaging solutions
  • Help translate Sales/Marketing vision into packaging solutions
  • Communication, Paperwork and Organization: 35% of Time

  • Manage data and report findings in business-digestible fashion
  • Coordinate information with key partners- internal and external to company
  • Create/update/refine packaging specifications
  • The daily stuff that everyone does but few quantify: 30% of Time

  • Attending project meetings and presentations
  • Participating in company-wide activities and events galore
  • Administrivia like email, calendaring, expense reports, and other non-value-added work
  • What are we looking for?

    Education:

  • BA/BS in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience:

  • 2+ years of relevant packaging experience
  • Sound knowledge of packaging materials and testing
  • Skills:

  • Experience with Packaging specific software (example- TOPS)
  • Understanding of foundations of packaging
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to balance self-sufficiency with an understanding of when to communicate with your team
  • So if after reading through this long list you’re thinking--I’m not sure I meet 100% of these requirements, should I still apply? YES—if you embody a growth mindset, see challenges as opportunities to develop, and find innovative ways to get the real work that matters done, you sound like our kind of candidate!

    Five capabilities that differentiate this role and are key to candidate success:

    1. Emotional intelligence
    2. Being all-in
    3. Drive and own results
    4. Learning & growth mindset
    5. Be a builder

    You will thrive here and may just do the best work of your life if…

  • You can be flexible in your approach to people challenges and abandon past practices if they don’t make sense or would lead to a poor outcome
  • You enjoy finding ways to say ‘yes’ as often as possible to impactful and important priorities for the business or team
  • You are comfortable being natural, casual, open, and even a bit playful at work
  • You can communicate science clearly to laymen and then stand by decisions to use the data
  • This may not be your ideal next career move if…

  • You like a lot of structure, rules, and uniformity
  • You like order, hierarchy, command and control management
  • You want to build lots of processes, systems, governance, or policies
  • Dealing with ambiguity or experimentation are not your jam
  • You revel in perfection and are afraid to make decisions with fuzzy data
  • If we haven’t convinced you to apply already, here are some of our favorite perks and benefits:

  • Summer hours (and of course a hefty PTO package plus 11 holidays)
  • 401K match. Literally free money.
  • Free food. Plus kombucha, cold brew coffee, sparkling water…all on tap.
  • All people and roles are bonus-eligible.
  • Quarterly team building events/happy hours (city-wide scavenger hunt, bowling, ropes course, putt-putt)
  • Bring your dog to work (3 days/week)
  • Premier Nutrition provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

    Qualifications


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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