Packaging Developer

Belgium (BE)
€75,000 - €95,0000 basic (dependant on candidate/ experience) + excellent benefits package
13 Mar 2017
04 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Opportunity to join one of the worlds' leading brands.  The role is based in Brussels at their prestigious R&D centre of excellence.

•Responsible for implementing technology-based packaging development initiatives or adapting existing packaging formats (under line manager supervision),  covering the EMEA business units.

•Provide support to the packaging development team/other developers in their project & activities aimed at evaluating and developing new technologies before testing and deploying them across geographies.

• Manage packaging development activities through to market launch, leveraging internal and external development resources.
• Manage testing of new packaging solutions to ensure compliance with coimpany packaging quality standards.
• Support packaging related workshops with Business Units including department sample management.
• Where applicable, ensure intellectual property rights are established and protected prior to commercialization of new innovations.
• Maintain a level of competence in packaging-related matters relevant to completion of the role.
• Develop and maintain expert knowledge of current and emerging technologies in a specific area of expertise to be defined.
• Develop and maintain relationships with key Corporate and Business Unit functions , technical teams to validate and implement potential new developments and to maintain an expert knowledge of the companies packaging specifications, quality requirements, legislative requirements and environmental policies.
• Develop and maintain relationships with leading edge packaging suppliers.
• Participate in and provide consulting on packaging related matters to project teams and key stakeholders within Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Business Units and the packaging innovation team.
• Identify and promote best practice sharing within the system.

Education/Qualifications required:  
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in packaging technology, industrial product design or related engineering field.

Experience required :
3 - 7 years years relevant industry experience

Competencies & skills:

• Conceptual and general knowledge of packaging technologies, materials and processes:
- Understanding of the functions of packaging and knowledge of the common primary and secondary packaging technologies and systems used within the packaged ready to drink beverage industry;
- Understanding of environmental issues associated with the production and disposal of packaging materials;
- Understanding the relationships between package design, materials properties, environmental influences, and package performance;
- Understanding of packaging cost influences and components of value chain;
• Working knowledge of MS Office suite

Language requirements:

- Fluent in English, additional language an advantage