Packaging Development Manager - Innovation & NPD

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£50k - £60k (DoE) + 10% bonus & excellent benefits package
Posted
30 Oct 2017
Closes
30 Jan 2018
Ref
10,824
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A true innovation role within a fast paced global food packaging company. Development of packaging through project management from receiving and translating customer brief, supplier and raw material development, customer evaluation and testing through to approval  and commercialisation.   

Development of new packaging technology both in raw materials and final packaging designs to support customer needs for innovative packaging development

Supporting our sales & marketing teams in acquiring new customers as subject matter expert.

Key responsibilties include :

Project Management of customer briefs of new products (Packaging)

Testing and evaluation of supplier proposals

Development of innovative packaging through 3D CAD software and testing development through prototyping as well as sign off new items. Translation of customer briefs into development briefs for packaging suppliers

Presentation of packaging concepts to internal and external customers

Coordination of instore testing where required

Completion of packaging specification

Packaging innovation benchmarking 

Support of Sales Team in development of customer presentation

Act as subject matter expert and contact person for existing and new customers

Global Teamwork

Establishment and maintenance of global team contacts

Sharing of best practices by category

 

Qualifications, Skils & Experience Required:

5+ years of demonstrated packaging development experience involving design and innovation through to commercialisation & proven track record in project management gained within the Food, Food Retail or  FMCG markets.

·         Highly developed numerical, analytical and communication skills – both verbal and written

·         Good planning and organising skills with the ability to prioritise and work independently with minimal supervision

·         Creative approach in packaging development

·         Proactive and questioning with a mature and confident approach to problem solving using own initiative

·         Culturally sensitive with the ability to work effectively with suppliers and customers in countries across Europe.

·         Excellent project management skills

·         Commercially minded with good analytical skills

·         A self-motivated individual combined with result driven approach

·         Very good organizational and time management skills

·         Ability to work under pressure within an international environment

·         Proficient with MS Office suite of products with strong Excel and PowerPoint capabilities

·         Strong team player

·         Experience in working with multi-functional teams

·   Experience in 3D printing and CAD plotting table & Concept sketching ability in 3D perspective would be an advantage

Qualified to degree level in a relevant technical or design discipline 

Additional supply chain or packaging qualifications such as MCIPS or Certified Packaging Professional CPP (IoPP) would be an advantage

Certification in project management such as AgilePM/ Prince2

 

Competencies

·        Customer Focus

·         Team Effectiveness

·         Effective Communications

·     Drive for Results

·         Strategic agility

·         Stand alone

·         Interpersonal effectiveness and influencing

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