Packaging Technologist

South West England
£40k - £50k basic + benefits
02 Apr 2019
02 May 2019
Job Function
Packaging Technologist
Contract Type
Full Time

We are on the search for a packaging technologist with strong technical knowledge combined with commercial acumen to join a leading cosmetics and skin care products company.

Candidates must have a good knowledge of component manufacture and decoration. With a proven record in packaging technology, you must have a strong understanding of materials and applications

Supporting the brand by developing packaging from a technically commercial perspective whist holding the sustainability ethos at the core of any development, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the packaging technician with component testing
  • Source of packaging with commercial and sustainable awareness and assess through feasibility process with production team(s)
  • Work cross functionally through the business and manage packaging expectations where necessary
  • Attendance of print passes and first production runs as required to support the business
  • Liaise with the quality team to fully investigate issues and complaints, setting standards and technical input to non conformance process as required
  • Responsible for project management of key business initiatives from a packaging technical and commercial aspect
  • Deliver cost saving and cost avoidance strategies to support the Buying and production teams
  • Co-ordination of line trials and PR runs in line with the CPA
  • Artwork briefs and artwork approvals
  • Creation of component and packing specifications
  • Awareness of costs and budgets and advise the Senior Packaging Manager of costs outside of budget
  • Clear, concise communication on project status updates
  • Ability to assess challenges and identify solutions
  • Communicate effectively to all areas of the business and feed into commercial paperwork for business sign off
  • Awareness of innovation and working with the sustainability team to deliver business initiatives
  • Work with the team on continuous improvements with ways of working, processes and documentation
  • Supplying packaging waste information
  • Ability to provide technical expertise to the business
  • Attend supplier meetings and support the Buying team from a technical perspective

If you are an excellent team player with ability to work under own initiative and prioritise effectively then we would like to hear from you.



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