R&D Packaging Lead

Southern UK
up to c£65k p.a (basic/car allowance) + bonus & benefits package
07 Oct 2019
07 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

A new opportunity to join a global leader as a Packaging Engineer within the R & D team to support in driving amazing food  brands even further. 


Working within the development & manufacture of many well-loved brands with a long heritage, we are a bright, forward thinking company always striving for a new way to develop and market better products, helping to enhance the lifestyle of consumers.                                                                             


Reporting into the Global Packaging R&D Manager this role will be support  the UK and European regions packaging activity across our new products, core renovation and margin improvement projects. 


Other key responsibility will include:  


  • Provide packaging leadership and support to UK and EU regions.
  • Develop and maintain a packaging pipeline aligned with global and regional business priorities.
  • Develop new and innovative packaging material solutions that meet customer & consumer needs while protecting product quality & food safety requirements.
  • Provide packaging support to product innovation and core renovation projects.
  • Identify and support packaging Total Delivered Cost improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with packaging Operations, Procurement and key suppliers to deliver to global and regional plans.  
  •  What will make you successful?


    To be successful in this position you need to demonstrate passion, collaboration and ability to think outside the box &.....


  • Educated to degree level in packaging technology and or relevant scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in a packaging position, preferable in a food or beverage related environment.
  • Strong knowledge of packaging materials (carton board, corrugated board, and flexible film), packing equipment (VFFS, HFFS, flow-wrapper) and print processes is essential.
  • Ability to demonstrate that you have managed and lead projects end to end.
  • Ability to demonstrate influencing skills across of levels is essential.
  • Previous experience working cross functionally with a number of stakeholders is key.  
  • This opportunity will provide you with real ownership and accountability, offering you development both individually and as part of a highly skilled team.




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