Senior Packaging Technologist, West Midlands

West Midlands, England
£Open (DOE) & Bonus (15%), Car/Allowance & Benefits
22 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Amy Armstrong
Contract Type
Full Time

New opportunity for a Senior Packaging Technologist to join a well-known family business specialising in chilled and dairy products!

This well-known and highly reputable family owned business are a household favourite and specialise in producing chilled and dairy products.

There is a new opportunity for a Senior Packaging Technologist to join the existing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering projects on time and within budget and will have the ability to prioritise tasks within projects whilst still maintaining milestones and targets.

You will also be responsible for researching and reporting on future changes in packaging technologies to help to develop strategy, providing leadership and direction on packaging and packaging machinery solutions. 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 present at internal meetings, lead and supervise document trials and develop and maintain supplier partnerships.

The key to this role is your level of technical understanding of packaging materials, this business works mainly with flexible and rigid plastic packaging (fibres, polymers, thermoforming, injection moulding etc.). Experience within chilled/dairy markets would be ideal but is not essential, food or none food backgrounds will be considered as training can be provided on the market sectors.

In order to turn this opportunity into a reality you must;

  • Have a proven background working in a similar role within any FMCG market
  • Be flexible to travel within the UK and Europe with approximately one overnight stay per week
  • Have knowledge of supplier auditing and approval of new suppliers
  • Previous experience of producing machinery specifications and qualification criteria
  • Possess excellent project management and communication skills
  • Be resilient and confident with excellent presentation skills


  • Ideally you will be Degree educated (or equivalent) in a related subject

This is a business that offers fantastic opportunities for progression, whether you want to climb the ladder or become a specialist in a packaging product! The leadership team monitor development plans for each member of the packaging team to ensure that employees are looked after and have the ability to reach their full potential. If this sounds like the perfect next step in your career, don't delay, apply now!

REF. AJA894579 By Focus Management

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