Req ID




Req ID:  91717
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Apr 3, 2024

Paris, 75, FR, 75017

Manager Packaging Development, CDI H/F



R&D Packaging - Packaging Engineer



We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty serves consumers around the world, selling luxury and mass market products in more than 130 countries and territories. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.




As our Manager Packaging Development, you are responsible for :


  • Leading beautiful packaging developments while preserving our planet’s resources, you will concurrently execute the development and the qualification of a portfolio of several projects varying from simple to very complex on a range of leading brands, this will involve identifying, developing, and implementing solutions for primary and secondary packaging, from early inception (design in partnership with Marketing) through qualification at suppliers, third party manufacturing and in Coty plants.
  • You will leverage your technical expertise, influence, brand/consumer knowledge and project management skills: A high level of collaboration is needed to partner with cross functional teams, internal (Marketing, R&D Formula, Procurement, Manufacturing, Planning, Finance, Regulatory… ) and as well external (Suppliers, Design agencies, Fashion Houses… ).
  • You will actively look to build strong organisational capabilities, contributing to the strengths of the Global Coty Packaging Development team.



Your main focus :

  • Collaborating with Marketing and R&D Formula on new briefs to answer consumer needs that are technically and financially viable. Advise creative team on best way to achieve desired designs.
  • Working closely with Procurement to develop conception costs with multiple options to answer to the Marketing briefs and respect gross margin targets.
  • Conducting and communicating risk assessment studies centered around the packaging.
  • Establishing homologation plans and conducting all necessary testing to validate success criteria, including line trial at filling/manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for thorough component and finished good specifications.
  • Track the development milestones against Critical Path Schedules surrounding the packaging components and communicate dates/updates to cross-functional partners.
  • Validating all new component toolings.
  • Conducting all aesthetic development (color matching, decoration). Reviewing/Approving Artwork files for Packaging-specific criteria.
  • Attending 1st Productions when possible, to ensure components and finished goods are of the correct quality expectations.
  • Approving quality standards and range boards for the Componentry and Finished Goods.

Working for Coty means that we believe in equality and inclusion for all, and stand together with those fighting for freedom, justice, and equal rights regardless of who you are or who you love.

Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Joining Coty R&D Packaging team, it is being part of a great expertise center, a passionate and supportive community to develop yourself.





You like to operate with discipline in a dynamic and fast-moving project pipeline, you have a high sense of accountability and ownership focused on priorities. As an experienced Manager Packaging Development, you are willing to work in an agile, entrepreneurial and hands-on type environment, you have the ability to travel when required and to adapt to change and to work in a culturally diverse organization. Other than that, you:

  • Have a continuous improvement through standardization mindset,
  • Have experience working in the technical packaging role, ideally in the Beauty industry or cosmetics/pharmaceutical/personal care industry, minimum 5 years.
  • Have a proven track record of leading new packaging development, from design phase to in-market delivery. Including new tooling development and production line qualification.
  • Have a master’s degree in sciences (packaging, chemistry, mechanical engineering or other relevant discipline).
  • Have the ability to evaluate and approve technical drawings for accuracy, design intent and fit for use. Must be able to demonstrate competency in handling the interpretations of blueprints and understand the dimensional tolerances to stack-up various component types.
  • Have problem-solving skills. Ability to identify smart solutions with the right level of pragmatism. Awareness of cosmetics packaging regulations.
  • Have very strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills for verbal and written communication of ideas, technical rationales, risks, issues, and recommendations.
  • Master the English and French languages on a near native level


As our Manager Packaging Development, some of the benefits you will receive are:

  • A salary that matches your knowledge and experience
  • Omni-Working: Hybrid flexible working model enabling employees to balance remote and office-based work and promote work / life balance.
  • Bonus
  • Meal vouchers
  • Public transportation refunds up to 50%
  • 1 RTT per month



  1. If selected, our recruiter will contact you
  2. A telephone/online introductory meeting follows.
  3. A first online/in-person interview
  4. Second and third interviews, if applicable
  5. You will receive a proposal with the terms of employment.




Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skincare, and body care. At Coty, we celebrate the entire human kaleidoscope and cultivate a culture of fearless kindness. Therefore, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against any candidate or employee and strive to be an open, inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self. Join us in making over the world of beauty!


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Country/Region:  FR
City:  Paris