Senior Packaging Technologist, Shropshire

Herefordshire, England / Staffordshire, England / Shropshire, England
£Open (DOE) Plus Bonus, Car/Allow. & Private Medical
12 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018
Amy Armstrong
Job Function
NPD, Packaging Technologist
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Packaging Technologist required for well-known chilled food brand!

This long-established, family run chilled foods business have built an excellent reputation as a household favourite. Following recent acquisitions, this growing business is focused on delivering consistent quality and creating an entrepreneurial organisation where people love to work.

Currently on the look out for a Senior Packaging Technologist, you will be based from the office in Shropshire. However, there is scope for flexibility of the logistics of this role (please get in touch for further information).

A comprehensive, technical understanding of packaging materials and processes is paramount, this business works mainly with flexible and rigid plastic packaging (fibres, polymers, thermoforming, injection moulding etc). Experience within food markets would be ideal but is not essential as training can be provided.

You will be responsible for delivering projects on time and within budget and will have the ability to use your initiative in prioritising tasks. A core part of your role will also be researching future trends in packaging technologies and feeding back to the team in order to help to develop strategy and provide direction.

You will need to have the ability to anticipate problems and provide solutions with awareness of the potential consequences of change, whilst always ensuring compliance to all legal and regulatory changes. You will also be required to lead trials and maintain and develop supplier partnerships.

Key requirements;

  • Experience working in a similar role within an FMCG market
  • Previous experience of producing machinery specifications and qualification criteria
  • Have knowledge of supplier auditing and approval of new suppliers
  • Be flexible to travel within the UK and Europe with approximately one overnight stay per week
  • Possess excellent project management and communication skills
  • Ideally you will be Degree educated (or equivalent) in a related subject

If you are looking for genuine career prospects within a thriving business, look no further!

REF. AJA894757 By Focus Management

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