Packaging Specialist

Montreal /
Marketing & Innovation /
/ Hybrid
About us 
Earth Rated is driven by the knowledge that we can make things better. We are in constant pursuit of improvement and relentlessly challenge the status quo to impact our community positively. 
Our Mission: Make everyday moments for people and their dogs simpler and better.
Our Vision: Empower dog owners to positively impact their dogs’ lives and the community around them.

At Earth Rated, we exist to make a difference.

That’s where you come in. 
Reporting to the Director of Innovation, we’re looking for a Packaging Specialist to partner with multiple internal departments, as well as external vendors, to deliver the ultimate packaging solutions for our products. Our Packaging Specialist will positively impact the business by proposing and implementing best practices for product packaging, case packaging, as well as pallet configurations.


    • Conduct research and development of optimum packaging to better meet customer and consumers needs and wants.
    • Responsible for the packaging setup process from initiation to implementation.
    • Evaluate and recommend packaging improvements and packaging needs to support new product launches.
    • Audit and propose improvements from a manufacturing standpoint (palletization, inner and master cartons, slip sheets, etc.).Review and approve packaging proofs according to regulations, compliances, customer needs, plant requirements, print guidelines, and brand standards. Tracking, maintaining, and clearly communicating versioning for each SKU.
    • Work closely with Marketing, Innovation, Operations, Legal, and Responsibility teams to ensure proposed packaging is desirable and aligned on.
    • Responsible for documentation related to packaging projects and approvals.
    • Research new packaging technologies, alternatives, regulations, and technical specifications.
    • Coordinate with external vendors, suppliers, and agencies to ensure adherence and compliance with packaging standards.

Our ideal candidate has

    • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
    • Strong knowledge in packaging innovation, packaging testing and/or material engineering
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to develop and execute packaging test plans which include material testing, production trials, shelf life protocols, etc.
    • Ability to develop processes needed to support packaging-related projects
    • Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management
    • CPG experience

    • Bonus points if you’re goal-oriented, positive, and a self-starter with strong analytical skills!

Some pack perks

    • Health & Dental Insurance funded 100% by Earth Rated
    • Virtual health care & consulting services through Consult+ 
    • Every-day catered gourmet lunches, snacks, and hot beverages
    • Company-paid cell phone & plan
    • Flexible schedule and work-from-home options
    • An annual profit-sharing plan for all Earth Rated team members
    • A collaborative work environment
    • Paid vacation time off including an office closure from December 24 to January 1 inclusively
    • Access to a dog trainer & massage therapist
    • 24/7 access to Earth Rated’s very own gym UNLEASHED and daily personal trainers
    • The ability to bring your dog to work!

    • Want to know more about our culture? Check out our Careers page here!
Earth Rated is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging. We value all of our team members and candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our company. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy and recruitment strategy that celebrates diversity. We believe that every person should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.