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Amgen Senior Packaging Engineer in Breda, Netherlands

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. We provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and pioneering spirit that marked our early days as a biotechnology innovator.

At Amgen Breda medicines are labelled, assembled, stored and eventually shipped to various countries worldwide. Every day more than 600 people in the Netherlands are working on supply chain processes, Engineering, marketing and sales of our medicines and clinical research into new medicines.

We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

Senior Packaging Engineer

The Packaging Engineering department is responsible for the design, development, qualification and implementation of packaging components and packaging configurations. The Packaging Engineers work on new product introductions and life cycle management. The department aligns to our corporate office in the United States and works closely together with a wide variety of onsite departments, such as process development, manufacturing, quality, supply chain and warehousing.

What makes this role interesting, is the fact that you will utilize physics, engineering and chemistry principles coupled with advanced and diverse materials science understanding. Furthermore, you’ll be responsible for mentoring and developing junior engineers and temporary personnel!


  • Management of entry level engineers and contingent workers;

  • Evaluation, recommendation and selection of new packaging materials for both large and small molecules product;

  • Assessing complex problems relating to materials, recommending and implementing solutions;

  • Write test protocols, perform technical evaluations and submitting technical assessment reports to justify the use of selected materials;

  • Technology transfer from clinical to commercial or from site to site for packaging components and equipment processes;

  • Prioritize to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates;

  • Lead and present new packaging ideas, concepts and design ideas to the Product Development team;

  • Participants in Pre-Approval Inspections (PAI) and interact with regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA, EMEA, etc.) as needed;

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (i.e. Research, QA/QC, Supply Chain, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc.).

What qualifications are we looking for?

  • Bachelor or Master degree in the field of engineering, material science or industrial design;

  • At least 5 years of experience directly related to packaging materials;

  • Proven track record in the pharmaceutical industry;

  • Experience or the ambition to lead teams and develop team members;

  • Independent thinker with demonstrated skills working in teams or leading project teams;

  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills.

A strong knowledge of common materials used in pharmaceutical packaging is required. Are you familiar with the structural components and chemical properties of glass, polymers, adhesives, inks, varnishes and paper? Then this might be a suitable job opportunity for you!

What does Amgen have to offer?

As a Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

We offer a permanent contract within a growing international company. With an on-site gym, sports fields and in-house catering service, Amgen creates an inspiring work environment with a focus on vitality! Are you looking to develop your career? With our Career Development Program, we support our employees to reach their goals. We offer a competitive salary, including a bonus structure and fixed 13th month. Our employees are eligible for our Long-Term Incentive Program (Amgen Stock) and a collective health insurance with a monthly contribution from Amgen.

We encourage open dialogue and professional debate, and we collaborate with world-class talent and institutions around the globe. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Please note:

  • An online assessment is part of the recruitment process.

  • Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Amgen Breda.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.