Packaging Technologist - Food Packaging & Sustainability

London (Central), London (Greater)
up to £50k basic + generous benefits package
07 Oct 2019
07 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity for a passionate, food packaging technologist with  good knowledge /expertise of packaging manufacturing and print processes, experience in new product development & knowledge of packaging materials (in particular plastics & cartons) to join this successful, innovative team to further deliver the packaging strategy.  This demanding role requires an individual with first class organisation, presentation and communication skills. A consistently professional approach of the highest standards is key. 


 Main Responsibilities


  • Deliver the food packaging innovation strategy, driving commercial customer focused benefits 
  • Keep up to date with the latest packaging industries trends in materials, components, print and product formats and feed these into NPD / existing product development.
  • Influence sourcing and product improvement strategies
  • Work with the buying teams to ensure all suppliers have full understanding of briefs.  Delivering clear specifications on product briefs, packaging formats, packaging testing requirement, sustainability,  legal policies & best practices.
  • Develop and approve fit for purpose packaging formats ensuring quality and innovation is embedded into the products whilst ensuring a market leading position and feeding into our product development strategy.
  • Manage adherence to product safety, compliance and ethical standards in line with legislation and corporate policy.
  • Monitor the voice of our customer around Quality packaging and build into ongoing product development strategy.
  • Key Relationships 


  • Internal Value Optimisation Team
  • Sustainability team
  • Packaging Team/colleagues
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Design & Marketing
  • Commercial Managers
  • Product Development & Product Technologists
  • Suppliers
  • Industry experts
  •  Skills & Experience 


  • Experience in the Food packaging and print industries & a passion for food packaging & sustainability
  • Creative approach to the design & development of structural packaging concepts for product and transit
  • Experience with customer facing carton construction, decoration and sourcing.
  • Ability to work independently across multiple projects simultaneous
  • Multi tasked orientated, working to tight deadlines while maintaining entrepreneurialism
  • Excellent communication skills across functions, internally and externally.
  • Capable of interpreting customer data to shape future product development strategy.
  • Experience of briefing and specifying NPD projects  to create product briefs
  • Detailed understanding of materials and how to utilise to value engineer packaging formats
  • Understand the cost of printing and packaging materials 

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