Packaging Development Manager - East Anglia - Food

Location
East Midlands Region
Salary
£45-55k basic + car + bonus + benefits
Posted
04 May 2017
Closes
04 Jun 2017
Ref
J2548
Sector
FMCG, Food
Job Function
Packaging Technologist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

•         Identify, develop and drive implementation of packaging solutions that add value in line with the business plan and group packaging strategy 
•         To reliably inform the business of new packaging innovations that could provide cost efficiencies or other competitive advantages. 
•         To support Production, Technical and Engineering teams in the smooth running of all packaging formats through the trialling and first production of new packaging items.
•         To develop and maintain close working relationships with the relevant external supplier technical resource, buying teams, marketing managers and production teams at all relevant sites.
•         A thorough working knowledge of a wide range of packaging materials
•         Self-motivated with a forward thinking approach.
•         Project management, with good inter-personal skills and the ability to be an effective member of multi-functional teams
•         Ability to build and maintain solid working relationships with customers and suppliers resulting in consistent project delivery and customer satisfaction.
•         Good level of IT literacy required for project management and packaging related software.
•         Ability to manage a large number of projects whilst under pressure and demanding time constraints. 
•         Able to negotiate with both internal and external contacts to manage the delivery of projects on time and to budget. 
•         Resilience to drive packaging and process changes through the business.