Packaging Technologist - maternity leave up to 12 months
This role will suit a packaging engineer/technologist who has experience of working on the implementation of new packaging projects including factory acceptance trials and roll out of new carton designs and finishes.
You will be an integral part of our team providing leadership and coordination for Local Packaging Development and Maintenance activity working closely with Regional Packaging Developers, Procurement and site Packaging Engineers in order to help us to achieve our business objectives around Innovation and Cost Transformation.
Reporting into the EMEA Packaging Development Team Leader who sits within R&D, you will support the development and Implementation of packaging improvement plans. Working in partnership with our marketing team, you will lead the implementation of regional packaging improvement and packaging cost saving projects and as a subject matter expert you will provide your valuable knowledge in multifunction team discussion around equipment & other activity affecting packaging.
As a packaging technologist/engineer, you will have experience of using quality tools such as Exponentially-weighted moving average (EWMA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Centre lining and Process Capability Studies to ensure statistically valid Packaging Material, Primary and Secondary Pack and Pallet specifications are met.
We focus heavily on 'think customer' so you will participate in initiatives that aim to improve consumer satisfaction & where necessary lead projects to eliminate/reduce pack design sources of consumer dissatisfaction or complaint. This will be aided by your desire to represent the interests of the customer /shopper/chooser/user by interfacing with Marketing and Quality.
The ideal candidate will have experience within a similar role. Relevant experience must include packaging, manufacturing and logistics.
Demonstrable experience of working in teams to effectively collaborate in a multifunctional environment.
Proven leadership capabilities.
A minimum standard of a Bachelor or similar university degree in a Technical field.
Experience using quality tools such as; Statistical Process Control, Centre lining and Process Capability Studies.