Packaging Development Manager EMEA

Netherlands (NL)
up to €98,000 p.a (Do E) + up bonus + excellent benefits package
09 Feb 2017
04 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Based within the Innovation Centre in the Netherlands this is a truly exciting career opportunity within the Global Packaging Development team. The packaging team is expertise driven, focusing on a several key packaging formats and related technologies. Apart from the packaging technologies, the type of dairy product that need to be packed are very divers, ranging from liquid to solid to powders, ambient or fresh, B2B or B2C. Therefore overall a very interesting and inspiring environment !

As a Manager Packaging Development EMEA, your main accountabilities and responsibilities will be:

  • (Co) Creates the roadmap of the Packaging Strategy for the  Beverages category and ensures roll out
  • Act as key business partner for the Beverages category in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Hire, coach and direct highly qualified professionals and manage, appraise and develop (the cooperation between) employees, with a team of 10 direct reports. 
  • Ensure the creation of new technological innovations, spot new developments and trends and translate these into practical opportunities for own area/domain
  • Boost the core competence expertise by steering the cluster technology scouting
  • Pro-actively build, maintain and develop relations of relevant internal (on senior management level) and external contacts and organizations nationally as well as internationally
  • Ensure the development and exchange of knowledge among professionals within the department
  • Initiate and implement improvements in processes and organizational design when needed
  • Initiate, define, plan, and manage strategic projects and allocate people to projects, within the project management guidelines
  • Manage, allocate the resources of the team (knowledge, people, equipment) towards the business, programs and internal projects
  • Multidisciplinary contacts with stakeholders in supply chain, sales & marketing and procurement


To be a successful Manager Packaging Development EMEA, you are/have:

  • Master in relevant discipline, preferable in packaging technologies
  • A minimum of 7 years development experience in relevant business
  • Managerial experience within FMCG Industry
  • Entrepreneurial, pragmatic, champions multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills, easy leveling on different positions
  • Market and customer oriented

Compensation benefits for this position will be the following:

  • Excellent basic salary depending on your experience & skills the + 8% per annum holiday allowance
  • 25 days holidays plus all bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days per year
  • Bonus
  • Net commuting allowance
  • Work-life balance
  • Extensive collective insurance package
  • Relocation assistance