Project Manager – Packaging Solutions

Wallace Hind
Basic: £50-60k + OTE: £60-65k + Mobile + Pension + 24 Days Holiday
10 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Ian Peterson
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to join an established packaging solution provider who are looking for a proven Project Manager, to lead the NPI team

SALARY: £55,000 – £60,000

BENEFITS: OTE £60,000 - £65,000 Mobile + Health Scheme + Contributory Pension, 24 Days Holiday

LOCATION: Cambridge

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Welwyn Garden City, Bedford, Norwich, Braintree, Peterborough

JOB SPECIFICATION: Project Manager – Packaging Solutions

This is a new dynamic role and requires you to have the ability to plan, organise, manage and execute key business projects from beginning to end within a very complex, multi-faceted business. This will include providing stakeholders and directors with regular update reports, motivate the many different internal functions so that projects remain on track and where appropriate, liaise with UK Marketing to drive product exposure through exhibitions, market literature and internal communications. Another critical function requires you to play a central role in risk analysis, identifying potential roadblocks related to resources and timelines and having ownership of the entire function.

You will also utilise the skills and experience of your team by allocating a project leader to each product launch. The leader will run the project on a day to day basis from approval through to full launch, but you will take the over arching position across multiple live projects.

·Detailed project management
·Allocate resource to each project/product launch
·Manage Information flows
·Supplier relationships
·Resolve any issues which get escalated by the team
·Conduct project debrief on each introduced product
·Managing an established team

REQUIREMENTS: Project Manager – Packaging Solutions

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates with:

·Excellent project management skills, ideally with an engineering bias.
·Knowledge of the packaging industry would be of particular interest, although not essential
·Assertive and strong persuasion skills
·Ability to prioritise and work within a fast moving environment
·Excellent people management and leadership skills


The company was established in 1969 and are a leading Manufacturer of innovative packaging within the Ready Meals, Fresh Meat and Food to Go market sectors. They employ in excess of 1000 employees across six UK/European production facilities as well as various sales offices.

During late 2017 a state of the art facility was built to house the Group Innovation Hub, and linked with the expansion of the UK business, they are now looking to recruit a Project Manager with a proven track record, who will be responsible for heading up the New Product Introduction team.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles in the past or currently and in any of the following markets:

·NPI Manager, Project Engineer, Project Manager New Product Development Manager, Design and Development Project Manager, New Product Development engineer, Project Leader

·Flexible packaging, Labels, Food packaging, Corrugated Packaging, Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Ian Peterson quoting Project Manager – Packaging Solutions reference IP14763 to DD: +44 (0)1604 683319

Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) 1604 758857.

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