Packaging Innovation Manager - North/Midlands

West Midlands, England
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance (£6K), Pension
27 Mar 2018
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Packaging Development/Innovation Manager looking for a new challenge in the food industry? Keep reading...

Operating for more than 10 years, this business are leading producers of both branded and own label ambient foods for major UK retailers and are part of a huge, well-established global business.

There is a new opportunity for a Packaging Innovation Manager to join the existing team. The business is currently going through a period of change, there has been a restructure in the last 12 months, a lot of investment in facilities, new lines, processes and automation. These changes have had an extremely positive affect and so it is an exiting time to join!

If you can handle the fast pace, you will have a really juicy project to get your teeth stuck into!

A newly created role, you will start by assessing all of the current packaging across the business. As the Packaging expert, it will be down to you to make the necessary changes and so it is important that you have a vast and in depth knowledge across various packaging formats. Currently, the majority of the packaging used is cardboard and film, with the press surrounding plastics and sustainability, there is pressure to ensure that the packaging used is as minimal as possible and as sustainable as possible.

You will be responsible for implementing a packaging strategy, keeping up to date with developing packaging trends and ideas and managing both new and existing projects from the initial concept stage through to completion within set timescales. Excellent project management skills are paramount, as are communication skills as you will be liaising across various departments and will need to form a good rapport with suppliers.

A background in food is also required, although it doesn't need to be the exact same food markets. The company have two sites, one in the West Midlands and one in the North East, you have flexibility to chose which to work from and can split your time between the two if you would like to.

Key skills/requirements;

  • Background working in a similar role within the food industry
  • Possess a vast and in depth knowledge of packaging materials
  • Up date knowledge of packaging legislation, ensuring compliance at all times
  • Good technical knowledge of printing processes and reprographics
  • You will be well organised and thorough with excellent project management skills
  • You will be a strategic thinker with excellent problem solving and communication skills

If you are looking for a new challenge with the autonomy to make a real difference, don't miss out! Apply now!

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