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Berry Global Senior Development Scientist in EVANSVILLE, Indiana


Berry Global (NYSE: BERY) is a $7.9B global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Headquartered in Evansville Indiana, Berry operates over 125 global manufacturing facilities and employs over 23,000 individuals. At Berry Global, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. With our proven expertise in packaging and protection solutions, and our dedicated insights team that follows trends across a wide range of industries, we are uniquely positioned to serve a broad range of markets and customer needs. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. Here at Berry we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth and safety. We encourage you to be a part of Berry Global, the company that is always advancing to protect what’s important!

The Engineered Materials Division has an immediate need for a Senior Development Scientist to support our Performance Materials Films businesses. The challenge for our product development team is to develop and manage new film formulations and products, test those products for suitability in specific applications, proactively work with customers, provide assistance to our commercial teams regarding new product launches and assist our facilities in designing, testing and monitoring of current and new products. The main focus area for this position will be stretch film.


  • Work closely with product management, commercial team and customers to identify new product opportunities, capture Critical to Quality (CTQ) attributes and translate such to launch development programs.

  • Develop various film families including stretch films, shrink film, custom film, bags and agricultural films. Primary focus will be stretch film research and development.

  • Initiate development programs and demonstrate feasibility by generating samples and data.

  • Generate innovative ideas/concepts that could lead to active development programs; with ultimate goal of commercialization.

  • Provide manufacturing facilities support in the identification and qualification of alternate resins and improved efficiencies.

  • Work closely with manufacturing and commercial teams to ensure successful transition of programs/products to commercialization.

  • Assist customers with their needs to evaluate, approve and implement new product launches.

SKILLS REQUIRED: * Hands on laboratory and pilot plant experience. * Self movitated. * Able to travel up to 50% of time. * Established track record of developing new products from concept to commercialization working in a team environment. * Fundamental knowledge of polymers and understanding of technologies associated with design and manufacturing of flexible films. * Knowledge of blown and/or cast film manufacturing processes. * Excellent analytical capabilities. * Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools. * Strong planning/organizational skills. * Ability to work in a fast-paced team setting. * Ability to effectively communicate/present findings to a wide number of audiences.


  • BS Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Polymers focus preferred.

  • 3-5 years in product development field. Polyethylene experience preferred.


  • Business Focus: interest in and knowledge of business strategy and key drivers; links product development initiatives to business needs.

  • Results Orientation: able to define goals and metrics, develop actionable plans and manage work to achieved desire

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. (


Job ID 2020-6970

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Research & Development