Packaging Technologist (Fixed Term Contract)

Job Role:

  • Responsible for the planning and delivery of packaging for our client
  • Reporting into the Senior Packaging Technologist and working closely with the Buying, Merchandising, Technical and Design teams, external artwork agencies and suppliers in both the UK and the Far East to ensure packaging is delivered to the highest standard, meeting all required design and construction requirements, within the required time frames set out in the critical path.
  • Working independently managing packaging across several product areas
  • Attends regular progress meeting with buying teams
  • Ensure packaging artwork is briefed/progressed and despatched on time
  • Maintain relationships and communication with all product teams and suppliers for the project life cycle
  • Pre-empt issues through effective planning and understanding of your product areas
  • Continually has an awareness of cost implications and drivers of the packaging budget
  • Takes responsibility for:
    • Co-ordinating copy, cutter guides, photo samples in line with design guidelines
    • Brief artwork onto online system
    • Manages artwork approval process with internal stake holders
    • Proof/wetproof colour management as per design guidelines

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous packaging development experience from retailer, supplier, agency or printer
  • Understanding of Print Processes & Colour management technologies
  • Tenacious attention to detail
  • Organisational/planning skills (Time Management)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Passion and enthusiasm for packaging artwork and design