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Packaging Development Technologist

This role supports the Packaging Development Manager & NPD projects from concept/brief right through to 1st commercial production and in store delivery.  Working cross-functionally to identify continuous improvement opportunities as well as to ensure that packaging is proven fit for purpose, optimised for line performance and delivers against customer requirements.

Key responsibilities include 

  • Packaging development (existing and new development)
  • Provide Packaging technical support to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop trial protocols and subsequent testing procedures to prove solutions are fit for purpose
  • Utilise supplier resources to ensure optimum use of materials, service and quality
  • Prepare Packaging elements of Stage Gate documents and DRC templates
  • Develop packaging specifications with suppliers for Management approval
  • Artwork approval for technical elements
  • Maintain and update Packaging databases, Packaging Specifications, CAPE pallet patterns, cutter guides
  • Provide packaging data (weights/recyclability) for related internal & external reports
  • Benchmarking packaging & reviewing new products in market
  • NPD lead on packaging trials and factory process optimisation
  • NPD representation in cross-functional meetings
  • Understand factory production capabilities and constraints
  • Create and manage product paperwork and systems input
  • Assisting NPD Managers with additional activities including product presentations and customer visits
  • Understand Stage Gate, DRC, Costing processes
  • Support NPD Managers in adhering to procedures in line with critical paths
  • Attend industry events and complete market analysis to identify opportunities for the Innovation pipeline       

Skills/experience required : Degree (or equivalent) qualified, ideally in a Packaging or related Scientific field with a minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a packaging development/technologist role.

Packaging Development Technologist

1 - 2 years of experience
up to £38k basic + bonus + private pension

Published on 11 Apr 2021

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