Packaging Technologist - Home & Gifting brands
Exciting role witin a leading brand & retailer to deliver continuously improving packaging performance across various categories.
Work closely with Product Technologists, Buyers and Packaging Lead to ensure structural design integrity, develop creative concepts, mock ups, cutters and white samples in house or with external agencies.
Engage with all Regional Packaging Managers to maintain global consistency and accuracy of delivery. Plan new product development to agreed critical path throughout each season on time and to budget. Facilitate the delivery of fit for purpose primary packaging. Identify and deliver cost saving innovation opportunities for the business unit. Understanding of marketplace and competition through research, store auditing and comp shopping.
Ensure all packaging is implemented consistently in accordance with the central packaging team strategy. Regular packaging quality review process internally and externally, to facilitate continuous learning. Review production standards with appropriate parties and suggest improvements where possible. Manage ad-hoc project work as required and troubleshoot packaging issues and resolve as necessary. Support the team with structural and technical packaging expertise where required.
Core Areas of Knowledge, Experience & Personal skills required :
- Ability to prioritise and manage multiple delivery of projects simultaneously. Influencing skills with internal and external contacts to sell the merits of ideas and creative solutions
- Expertise in packaging design and knowledge of problem solving techniques to challenge and stretch the brief
- Financial awareness to deliver design projects within given cost parameters
- Multi-disciplined approach being able to manage a variety of internal and external customer
- Be a good communicator, assertive, team worker, decision maker, autonomous, self-motivator, flexible and high sense of pride
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