Sara Lee Frozen Bakery


Packaging Intern



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Job Types:

Intern – Manufacturing, Intern – Packaging


Oak Brook IL




About Sara Lee Frozen Bakery

Sara Lee desserts have always stood for incredible flavor and superior value in the frozen food aisle and away from home markets. For the first time in over 60 years, Sara Lee is operating independently as Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a collection of top brands united in quality and innovation, including Sara Lee®, Chef Pierre®, Van’s®, Bistro Collection®, Superior on Main® and Cyrus O’Leary’s®.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery is proud to take these iconic brands into a new era and to continue the evolution that transformed one small Chicago bakery into an American institution. Using carefully sourced ingredients and time-honored recipes, the company is committed to making life’s moments a little sweeter, putting its customers first and discovering new ways to make everyone’s favorite foods even better.

Working for Sara Lee

Our vision is to be the world’s most beloved bakery by creating irresistible foods, growing with our customers, and delivering value for all. We believe that each of us has unique points of difference and experience to offer. We will achieve success through collaboration and innovation in an environment where employees feel empowered to execute with speed.


This role will be supporting Packaging R&D in organizing, planning, managing and executing packaging Innovation, development and cost reduction projects across Retail, In-Store Bakery, and Foodservice businesses. This individual will gain exposure cross functionally and will be provided with a variety of unique opportunities to not only further their skillsets but to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the impact packaging has on an entire business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Support and manage multiple packaging development, technical application, and cost reduction projects and/or programs

• Create and update packaging specifications and drawings

• Perform packaging testing and conduct line trials as needed

• Collaborate cross functionally with internal and external resources to support projects

• Perform all activities in a safe manner and within the context of all Sara Lee Frozen Bakery safety protocols

The position responsibilities outlined above are not to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties and responsibilities may be required and/or assigned as necessary. This role will be hybrid based out of our office in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

• Current student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Packaging Engineering or related field

• Basic computer skills required; competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with Cape, Tops, ArtiosCad, CAD, etc.

• Strong verbal/written communication skills

• Ability to work independently, self-starter, as well as good teamwork skills and ability to foster cross-functional partnerships

• Strong analytical and logical problem solving skills; trouble shooting skills with the ability to “think on their feet”

• Ability to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis, executing with excellence

• Ability to work in food allergen areas (Nuts, Dairy, Egg, etc.)

• Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.