- Leadership Experience
- Microsoft Office
Barilla is one of the leading Italian food groups, a leader in the markets for pasta worldwide, for ready-made sauces in Europe, for bakery products in Italy and for crispbreads in Scandinavia. For almost 140 years the Company has been run by a family that now has reached its fourth generation. Barilla America, Inc., the U.S.-based division of The Barilla Group , Italy’s largest food producer, was launched in 1996. Just three years later, Barilla became the No. 1 brand of pasta in the United States. To achieve this milestone in such a short time is a testament to Barilla’s history of 140 years of excellence in food production, brand-building, product quality, and global consistency.
At Barilla, food production is guided by three essential principles: product quality, commitment to nutritionally balanced eating, and, of course, flavor, the unmistakable hallmark of the Barilla brand name. To maintain these standards, the Group engages in extensive research and development that helps us produce the best products, while always considering the concerns and needs of our customers. The Group also operates with respect for the environment and consumer health and serves as a helpful, caring partner in the communities in which we operate. Come learn from some of the best! Work alongside talented professionals to contribute to a challenging, exciting and rewarding projects. Our 2020 Summer Internship Program provides real-world experience and an opportunity to build expertise and problem-solving capabilities.
We offer a unique perspective into the world of food manufacturing with a maximum 12-week paid internship in our Technical Packaging group in Northbrook, IL. As a key player on the team, the Technical Packaging Engineering Intern will be exposed to several core competencies within the Research and Development job function.
Key responsibilities include:
Identify, define, and implement technical packaging solutions using a human-centered design approach, with a focus on promotional activities and customer/channel-driven projects.
Support the preliminary assessment and qualification of packaging materials, new suppliers, in line with internal requirements and existing procedures.
Evaluate prototypes cross-functionally, considering production lines and food safety. Then develop technical drawings, create technical specifications
Support Barilla’s new Channels (e-commerce, Club, and Food Service) segment identifying key and innovative packaging solutions.
Work closely with marketing insights team to analyze and understand research and trends to improve our packaging portfolio
Support the industrialization of new Packaging solutions ensuring production line efficiencies and product quality; organizing and leading transport trials
Work cross-functionally to identify and implement cost savings opportunities within packaging considering the supply chain distribution and the logistics saturation
Leverage established testing protocols to evaluate new packaging solutions.
Collaborate with diverse cross-functional teams from across the world.
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
Completed Junior year of college with a concentration in Packaging Engineering
Completion of Paperboard & cartons class in Packaging curriculum
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
Familiarity with AUTO CAD & TOPS or CAPE PACK
Understanding of sustainability efforts or needs
Good understanding of current packaging trends and techniques
Must have a passion for packaging
Candidates who meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply! Applicants can expect to hear back from us by December 2019. Thank you in advance for considering Barilla America as a potential employer. Want to find out what's it’s like to be a Barilla Intern? Check out this awesome video created by our 2019 interns: https://www.facebook.com/BarillaCareers/videos/2114254618700961/
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