Packaging R&D Manager

Location
Yorkshire
Salary
up to £43k (DoE) + benefits
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
07 Feb 2019
Ref
10,863
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to retirement,  we have a great opportunity for an experienced Packaging R&D Manager to join our site team in Yorkshire.   Responsible for the delivery of the packaging R&D elements in support of Innovation via NPD / EPD delivery and the identification and development of new pack formats and materials.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

·         Create & develop packaging formats in line with Marketing brand plans and specific briefs. Present a range of pack format ideas to marketing to offer on shelf appeal/ stand out presence, plus proactively source new innovative ideas. Lead the development of these from concept, technical feasibility through to implementation.

·         Create & develop packaging formats in line with Customer Brand own label specific briefs. Present a range of pack format ideas to the Customer Brand team to offer on shelf appeal/ stand out presence, plus proactively source new innovative ideas. Lead the development of these from concept, technical feasibility through to implementation.

·         Within the project team manage the packaging development process including costings, concept samples, trials (including objectives, outputs / success criteria etc.), operations briefing, due diligence validation, process compliance, distribution and retailer handling trials within our sites and within co-packers. Support the business Plastics Strategy requirements.

·         Use effective project management skills and ensure clear communication both written and verbal.

·         Investigate & communicate new technology developments that could support innovation.

·         Support packaging project work and develop the required specifications resulting in capital investment for EPD

·         Manage and develop a positive approach to Packaging & Machine suppliers to attain new ideas.

·         Build understanding of packaging materials interactions with diversity of packaging machines and ensure that the packaging materials key performance criteria are part of the specifications.

·         Support packaging project work resulting in value improvement (ie format, material and supplier changes)

·         Maintain and update Packaging databases 

·         Sign-off of new artwork against the packaging criteria

·         Ensure business systems databases contain the correct packaging specification information.

·         Ensure that all UK and International legal requirements relating to packaging are strictly adhered to, and that awareness of amendments / new requirements are maintained and communicated within relevant functions

Requirements: 

·        Ideally a science based degree in either Packaging, Materials or Food

·        4 + years  experience in a direct packaging technology role within a Food/Beverage or Pharmaceutical environment

·         Institute of Packaging Diploma (preferred)

·         Technically competent across a range of packaging material specifications, their applications and packing processes.

·         Demonstrable experience with developing new pack formats with external packaging suppliers and third-party manufacturers

·         Demonstrable experience with the development of creative/ innovative pack formats.

·         Capable of managing capital invested sized projects independently 

We’re one of the UK's largest branded food companies supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of the UK's best-loved brands.  Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of our households bought one of our products last year !

 

 

 

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