Packaging Technologist - Food Brands
Working as part of Purchasing Team, this role is responsible for managing the physical and graphical development, specification and assessment of all packaging components. This will include the identification of new packaging materials, formats, technologies, processes and suppliers that can be used to achieve the agreed business strategy and priorities.
In addition, the job holder will be expected to meet annual cost reduction targets and ensure any packaging performance issues are handled through to resolution in a timely and efficient manner. A thorough knowledge of all relevant packaging legislation and environmental obligations is essential, ensuring that the packaging components are both fit-for-purpose and cost effective.
We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about packaging, with highly developed technical knowledge and experience, along with sound commercial awareness and a detailed understanding of the packaging origination process. The ideal person should be a self-starter with well-developed organisational, influencing, analytical and problem-solving skills. They should also be competent with Microsoft Office applications, have excellent communication skills and a full driving license.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in packaging/technical/design related discipline Candidates without a packaging degree should possess, or be working towards, an IOM3 Certificate or Diploma in Packaging Qualification. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a packaging role. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a FMCG/Food business. Membership of Institute of Packaging (The Packaging Society IOM3).
In return the company will offer a competitive salary of up to £40,000, benefits and a friendly working environment.
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