Packaging Optimization Consultant
FGL Sports Ltd
Toronto, Ontario, CA
3d ago

Help us boldly shape retail in Canada

Canadian Tire Corporation’s (CTC) rich heritage of serving Canadians from coast-to-coast dates back to 1922. Our vision is to become the #1 retail brand in Canada by 2022 and we are focused on innovating and making important investments in our business, especially when it comes to our people.

To reach our goal, we need the best talent to help us evolve and drive change across the business and boldly help shape Canada’s retail industry.

As we strive to be at the forefront of a complex and vastly changing retail industry, it is an exciting time to join the Canadian Tire family of companies.

The Packaging Optimization Consultant’s role is to increase structural packaging resources to address growing business demands for cost-

effective, optimal packaging for Canadian Tire’s owned brands in all divisions. You will focus on structural testing of master cartons, influencing material choices and minimizing damage reduction.

What you’ll do

  • Review of vendor initiated SPT (Structural Packaging Test) reports. Provide direction to vendors and QA Team for failed structural packaging criteria in order for corrective action to be completed prior to production.
  • Annual review of SPT Acceptance Criteria & Vendor Guide. Review and update documents to capture required changes in test criteria methodology & packaging standards
  • Damage Reduction : identify, investigate and provide structural packaging solutions to resolve high damage rates in conjunction with Supply Chain Solutions team.
  • Gain alignment from key vendors for implementation of improvements and track progress

  • Provide packaging development support for CT Owned Brands during Line Reviews, OBAP process & for ad hoc requests.Print production & pre-
  • press experience an asset

  • Research and keep current on packaging trends and new technologies. Determine feasibility for application to Canadian Tire owned brands in order to enhance packaging structure and shelf presence with minimal impact to cost.
  • Monitor standards (i.e. : ISTA / ASTM) and apply to SPT Acceptance Criteria and / or Vendor Guide

  • Provide support to 3rd party service providers (test labs) : provide direction to technicians, as required
  • Business Sustainability Team : provide ad hoc support to sustainability projects for all levels of packaging (primary, secondary, tertiary)
  • Who you are

    We are looking for individuals who are :

  • Creative and courageous, with the ability able to manage in an environment of change and ambiguity to help us take bold, strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
  • Action oriented, and comfortable taking calculated risks to better serve our customers and business
  • Outcome focused, critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and visualize, to ensure continuous improvement across our entire business
  • Collaborative team players with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward
  • Inclusive leaders who build and develop teams that effectively anticipate and respond to disruption, while consistently delivering strong performance
  • If you’re curious, ready to take on new challenges and open to doing things differently to help us evolve rapidly, then this is definitely the place to be.

    What you bring

  • CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) or CPIT (Certified Professional in Training) preferred
  • College diploma, preferably in package design and development. Graduates of Packaging Engineering / Technology are welcome to apply
  • Minimum of 1 -3 years of progressive experience in packaging related roles (i.e. : packaging engineering, design and / or sustainability)
  • Strong technical knowledge of packaging materials, components, equipment, suppliers and design with the ability to apply this knowledge to a retail environment
  • Detail-oriented, possess a strong business acumen & able to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work autonomously, with excellent organizational and strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly communicate and effectively influence a broad internal stakeholder group, as well as key external vendors
  • Working knowledge of supply chain handling processes
  • Ability to travel within the GTA to distribution centres and retail locations monthly
  • Ability to physically open and examine packaged products. Ability to climb up to 4 flights of stairs at distribution centre to view product
  • About Canadian Tire Corporation

    Canadian Tire and its family of companies are boldly shaping retail in Canada and we continue to deliver a positive experience for our customers.

    As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around.

    From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of .

    To learn more about this team and the Canadian Tire family of companies follow us on .


    Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger.

    If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.

    All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

    Sourcing & InnovationOntario-TorontoPermanentFull-time

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