Req ID




Req ID:  89638
Function:  Supply Chain
Posted:  Sep 15, 2023

Sanford (NC), NC, US, 27332

Process Engineer

Process Engineer

Sanford, NC


We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. We’re World #1 in Fragrance, World #2 in Professional Hair Care and World #3 in Color Cosmetics. Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world.


Kick off a challenging and rewarding engineering career with Coty!  Our Process Engineers are responsible for driving production losses to zero and delivering breakthrough results in your assigned area.  These areas include power and control systems, making and chemical process, new product initiatives, material optimization, high-speed filling technologies and packing technologies. The Process Engineer will lead continuous improvement activities through detailed data analysis and root cause problem solving tools to achieve business objectives.  Dealing with a multitude of current and future products, Process Engineers have the technical curiosity and knowledge to develop new approaches to big problems. Your work will require creativity, innovation, teamwork, and leadership.  




In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis to identify, prioritize and eliminate process losses.
  • Apply process improvement tools including statistical process control, process mapping, control charts, design of experiments, Lean methodology and process capability studies.
  • Analyze critical line data to make recommendations for improvement from trends.
  • Develop standards and train line technicians for continuous improvement at the line.
  • Develop and document processes (Process Flow Diagrams).
  • Interact with New Product Development, Packaging Concept Development, Technical Packaging Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing to ensure effective implementation of new products.
  • Own change management and validation processes for a designated process. Update process control strategies and operating procedures as changes occur.
  • Support Quality department in establishing, implementing, and maintaining Quality Management System.
  • Work with Supplier Quality Engineer’s and create link between operational requirements and material supplier capabilities.
  • Drive cost savings through improved productivity, material utilization improvements and by optimizing labor.
  • Develop innovative process equipment solutions to deliver superior consumer driven product designs.
  • Use Reliability Engineering tools to drive machine setting determinations and loss elimination.
  • You will have the opportunity to utilize 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies to drive improvement in critical KPI’s for the manufacturing facility.
  • Participate in annual budgeting process for the value stream you work in.
  • Work with engineering to develop capital equipment list, as well as assisting with the financial justification of these capital projects.  Also support line certification (FAT, SAT, etc.)
  • Develop him/ herself through participating in corporate and external trainings
  • Once qualified you will have the opportunity to coach and train new process engineers who join the organization.




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of manufacturing processes and mathematical/engineering methods to solve problems in a manufacturing environment
  • Analytical problem solving and information gathering skills (Key Performance Indicator reporting, gap analysis, Kaizen, Loss Tree, cause-and-effect diagrams, 5-whys, etc.)


Functional / Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of statistics - Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Project management and technical report writing skills.
  • Lean tools (i.e poka yoke / mistake proofing / pFMEA, SMED, Standard work, value stream mapping, TPM, 5S, continuous flow, visual factory, pull systems / Kanban, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Equipment and Process Validation, statistical sampling methods and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • Background in training, coaching, and project management skills to develop project scopes, specifications, schedules, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Intermediate to advanced level computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, drawing software, SAP).


Education Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in an Engineering Discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, with a background in root cause problem solving, Lean Manufacturing practices, and continuous improvement.




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.





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.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Sanford (NC)

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro