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Product Engineer - Food and Packaging Industry focus

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Wrocław, Poland
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Product Engineer - Food and Packaging Industry focus

  • Wroclaw

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Client Capabilities Office in Wroclaw as part of our Product Development and Procurement team.
This group strives to improve the productivity, effectiveness and sustainability of our clients by working to develop products and services that fit market needs, are produced with attractive margins, environmentally sustainable, provide platforms for add-on offerings and enhance the reputation of the brand for future business growth.
The team serves clients in different industry sectors with a concentration in automotive & assembly, aerospace, heavy industries, high-tech, telecom, consumer goods and medical products.

What You'll Do

You will act as a knowledge consultant in product development related projects.
In this role, you will develop concrete product improvements within our value engineering approach and target costing projects as well as contribute to creating innovative product ideas. You will work jointly with our clients on putting these changes into practice. You’ll also work in our Design-to Value laboratories by physically disassembling and redesigning products. You will conduct consumer insight analysis to better understand product improvement aspects as well as enhance product design effectiveness and quality attributes. Additionally, you will analyze the cost modeling of products, conduct a competitive analysis of competitors’ products, and build sustainable capabilities for R&D with a focus on food and packaging industries.
You will also work with McKinsey’s network of industry and functional practices on developing cutting-edge knowledge related to the product development domain, leading various initiatives, and building the firm’s proprietary knowledge on product development-related topics.
You will gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm. You will receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring. This support includes a senior member from the practice to guide your career. You’ll receive guidance and support from your local office in the selection of client projects, helping you to further develop your skills and build your network.


  • Master of Science degree in mechanical/process engineering or similar fields
  • 2+ years of experience in product development or manufacturing related functions including product cost optimization, product design, value engineering, DFMA, R&D prototyping, supplier management, negotiation, target cost setting ideally in the food and packaging industries
  • Previous experience working in food and/or packaging fields is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English
  • Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills with the ability to structure and solve problems
  • Willingness to travel (~40%)
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Job Skill Group - CSS Pre-Associate
Job Skill Code - KA - Knowledge Analyst
Function - Operations
Industry - Automotive & Assembly;Consumer Packaged Goods
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Sep 08 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Wroclaw
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Poland
LinkedIn Job Title - Product Engineer - Food and Packaging Industry focus
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Engineering;Production
LinkedIn Industry - Automotive;Consumer Goods;Retail
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level