Packaging Development Technologist
Working on luxury beauty (skincare, fragrance & cosmetics) brands, the role is responsible for :
Providing the business with technical support to enable the successful selection and purchase of packaging components.
Providing component suppliers with all relevant technical information to enable them to quote, produce and deliver packaging in accordance with agreed specifications and standards.
Ensure that all proposed components are compatible with the brief requirements and each other in terms of fit, form and function and suitable to meet the production constraints of the business
Develop strong working relationships with suppliers and customer to proactively and creatively support the NPD process in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of the customer, ensuring the business retains and develops existing customers and recruits new accounts.
Ensure that all the relevant and key technical data is recorded in appropriate areas of the company’s documentation system.
You will be working with all internal departments,external suppliers and customers. Working in all aspects of the Packaging Development function, ensuring that packaging components are identified, costed and specified in accordance with customer expectations and within constraints and capabilities of the business.
Ensure that responses to New Product briefs are provided in an effective and timely manner; ensuring proposed solutions meet creative, technical, performance and cost targets. Attend off site print runs, trials, production start ups and meetings as and when required. Ensure that relevant pack components are compatible with each other and are aligned to the production capabilities and constraints of the business.
Raise packaging specifications in order for the purchasing team to obtain costs and subsequent updating to final specifications when appropriate. Creation of new component codes on the central database, in an accurate and timely fashion. Initiate change forms and amend Bills of Materials as and when required by the business, ensuring that all relevant departments have acknowledged and participated in the process. Be involved in product design activities by identifying new innovative packaging solutions and working with internal departments to enable implementation within the business
As part of a cross functional team, develop a suitable vendor base that meets current and future needs of the business while supporting cost saving initiatives.
Competencies required :
Analytical Thinking, Customer Focus, Innovative Thinking, Flexibility, Holding People Accountable, Professional Self Confidence, Relationship Building for Influence, Self Awareness, Team Working, Working Strategically,Passion for Learning, Communication, Negotiation.
Qualifications & Experience required :
5+ years working in an FMCG (beauty, pharma, food, drinks) packaging environment. Less experienced candidates who are passionate about packaging & able to work & learn in a fast paced environment will also be considered.
IOP Diploma In Packaging Technology (desirable)
Relevant technical qualification/ Degree in a related science, engineering, design, technical subject
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