9 Month FTC Packaging Technologist - East Midlands

East Midlands Region
£28-35k basic + benefits
05 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Job Function
Packaging Technologist
Contract Type
Full Time

This 9 month fixed term contract role supports the delivery of new products into global markets.  Your role would be to manage the design, technical specification, validation and global compliance of new packaging keeping the customer at the heart of decision making. Projects will vary in complexity, sometimes you will be sourcing standard packaging and sometimes you will be tooling completely bespoke packs. You will liaise with a wide network of internal and external stakeholders to ensure all packaging is developed to meet consumer needs and optimised to the right cost, quality and within agreed timescales.
Your Responsibilities
-    Developing products which are compliant for Global markets
-    Managing key stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met
-    Bringing innovation and creative solutions to develop a wide and varied range of products
-    Using technical knowledge to proactively liaise with suppliers to identify & implement LEAN product/process improvements
-    Identifying and effectively managing all packaging and manufacturing technical risks, taking action where necessary to ensure products meet quality standards and current legislative and regulatory requirements
-    Developing packaging that can withstand a global supply chain and managing key stakeholder expectations 

Our Ideal Candidate
-    Minimum of 3 years packaging development experience
-    Proven track record developing packaging from design concept to market, ideally within FMCG environment
-    Excellent knowledge of key packaging technologies, print processes, artwork and origination
-    Experience of tooling new pack shapes
-    Proven ability to manage risk, priorities and overall timings for complex technical projects
-    Strong attention to detail and accuracy