R&D Packaging Project Manager

York, North Yorkshire
Salary depending on experience + Bonus Potential + Benefits Package
28 Mar 2018
28 Apr 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Nestlé Product Technology Centre (NPTC)

R&D Packaging Project Manager

Being a R&D Packaging Specialist, in the world’s largest food manufacturer, is a highly valued position to hold. It’s a role about discovering, developing and driving improvements of new and existing branded packaging through the entire life cycle, ensuring timeliness, cost and quality.

You’ll be rewarded with an attractive package, working within a dynamic, innovative environment with some of the world’s most favourite confectionery brands. 

What can you expect?

As R&D Packaging Specialist you will work within a multi-disciplinary team, leveraging your expertise to scout for relevant new technologies to support the development and execution of our science & technology roadmaps.

The role will be working with 50 confectionery factories globally, so we are looking for someone who has experience of working in a global role, who is able to travel and adapt to international markets.

You will plan, lead & support packaging development projects through the entire life cycle to first product or technology launch, at the same time effectively acquiring and capturing new packaging knowledge, enabling the realisation of new technologies.

Managing project stakeholders, negotiating with key decision makers and leveraging internal and external networks will be essential for your success.

Reporting to the Head of Packaging, this is a key specialist role to ensure projects are delivered to the satisfaction of our stakeholders.

Who are we looking for?

To be considered for this great opportunity, we’re looking for driven and passionate candidates with the following:

  • Being an experienced packaging professional you will possess a relevant qualification or degree in Packaging
  • You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in packaging related technology development as well as successful project management (e.g. product launch on time, budget and quality) and strong problem solving skills.
  • A Project Management qualification and/or certification in DMAIC with experience of LEAN & SIX SIGMA would be a plus, but opportunities for on-the-job learning will be given.
  • Your outstanding collaboration and communication skills will make you highly effective in knowledge sharing as well as building effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Your ability to deal with ambiguous and complex problems will enable you to understand and analyse process and technical aspects, then translate complex information into simple concepts, communicating effectively to meet the overall project and business strategies.

In return we will support your development for a global career with exceptional opportunities within a high performing, innovative and supportive culture.

Nestlé offers a strong benefits package which includes a competitive pension and attractive bonus, flexible working practices, and the opportunity to select the benefits which best match your circumstances, e.g. childcare vouchers

What you need to know

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

To find out more about Nestlé Product Technology Centre please visit: https://www.nestle.co.uk/researchanddevelopment/producttechnologycentreyork

Nestlé UK&I is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.

Our Story

Based in York, the Product Technology Centre (NPTC) is part of a global network of Research Centres with NPTC York focusing purely on excellence in confectionery worldwide. Whether chocolate, confectionery or wafer-based treats, the NPTC leads the way in how they're developed, processed and packaged. It's a place where creativity meets practicality, but where being pragmatic doesn't hinder ideas. If anything, it calls for more expertise and ingenuity to make fantastic initial concepts become exceptional industrialised ideas.

Nestlé is the biggest food manufacturer in the world. That's a fact we're proud of, and one that we work extremely hard to maintain. Science is such an integral part of everything we do here at the NPTC , whether we're developing new prototypes here in York, analysing cocoa beans in Ecuador, implementing innovative processing machinery in China or advising on ingredient ratios over the phone to France - our expertise plays a vital role in confectionery production across the globe, and you can play a part in this too.