Since 1846 we’ve been committed to providing products consumers can count on - for now and for years to come - all around the world. Our power brands such as Arm & Hammer™️, Xtra™️ and Waterpik®️ are household names, relied upon by millions of customers. As we’ve grown, we’ve been sure to build our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.
But what’s it like to really work for Church & Dwight? How does it feel to roll your sleeves up and be right at the heart of the action, in the thick of things, making our company tick?
In this blog series, we sat down and interviewed key players in our business to uncover what they do, where they operate and why they enjoy coming to work every day. Each of these employees adds tremendous value to Church & Dwight.
Today we spoke with Max L., a Packaging Engineer who works in Foshan, China, as part of our growing international network in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Max has been with the company for nearly 10 years and is responsible for developing packaging and supporting new product launches for several of our brands, including Trojan™️ and Arm & Hammer™️.
His work has helped accelerate our growth in Asia, and he regularly maintains contact with our manufacturers to ensure the smooth release of products and to support cost-saving projects.
The power of the Church & Dwight brand
We asked Max what initially attracted him to join Church & Dwight, to which he responded, “The first thing that attracted me was the power of the brand.”
Church & Dwight has internationally recognizable brands, and the strength of our network extends far beyond the shores of North America. This also affords our people with the opportunity to travel overseas (COVID-permitting, of course).
“In the past 10 years, I’ve traveled to many different manufacturing plants in China. In 2018, we opened a new manufacturing plant in South Korea, so I was able to travel there a lot to work on packaging development. On top of that, I have been able to visit the US R&D headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, and in 2019 I was even able to visit Church & Dwight’s UK office.”
For Max, the heritage of our brand and the connections we have to different locations and global markets has enabled him to travel around the world and visit different business units.
“I love to travel, experience different cultures and see different things,” Max concludes.
The autonomy to solve challenges
At Church & Dwight, we pride ourselves on giving people the authority and autonomy to think critically and implement solutions to problems.
For Max, work can be challenging, but he relishes the fact that he can face this head-on and find ways to get the job done.
“When the APAC team places orders for products, we need to create the product spec and the packaging spec in our system in advance, otherwise they cannot trace the order through the SAP. In one instance, we had six different products that needed to be created in two weeks. It was a huge workload and very challenging,” says Max.
Sometimes the workload at Church & Dwight can be demanding, but it gives us a great sense of satisfaction when we use our experience and expertise to reach the finish line.
As Max notes, “I worked day and night for two weeks to get the spec completed, which would allow the APAC team to trace orders correctly. When I had solved the challenge and gotten all of this done, the APAC team was very grateful for what I did.”
See the impact of your work
Before joining Church & Dwight, Max worked on toys, shoes, and gift sets, which he says was a “different experience” than working on consumer products that can actually be seen in shops and stores on a daily basis.
In the past 10 years, Max has been able to “develop carton packaging, bottle packaging and so much more. It’s really enriched my packaging know-how and I’m able to develop many different types of packaging for the company now.”
Our products are household staples around the world, which means it’s quite inspiring to see how your work can directly impact people.
Max comments on this, saying, “When my wife gave birth to my second son, I spent a lot of time in the hospital. During that time, I saw many women using our products. That was very inspiring.”
Working at Church & Dwight is more than just a job – it’s a career where you can roll up your sleeves, grow in experience and see how your work impacts millions of people around the world.
We’re thankful to Max for his efforts over the past decade in growing our brand awareness in the APAC region and can’t wait to see what the future has in store.
Ready to join us?
If you’re motivated by learning new skills, working hard, and solving challenges, then a career as a Packaging Manager can provide you with the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work. We’re an open and upfront workplace, so you’ll be given the authority, respect and trust to solve challenges and make a real contribution.
With competitive wages and benefits, everyone is rewarded for their hard work. If you are a strong team player, you’ll thrive in this company.
Learn more about our company, our culture, and the latest career opportunities at https://careers.churchdwight.com/jobs/