Due to company growth we are looking for a senior packaging technologist. You will be responsible for junior team members & raising the profile of the Packaging Development team by effectively collaborating with customers on both specific and speculative briefs to develop quality & functional packaging.
Provide accurate technical support to all related departments within the company on all packaging development issues. Originate, issue, control and maintain Packaging Component Specifications. Maintain PIF files. Attend and offer technical expertise at NPD meetings, re packaging component development details. Identify, brief, control, carry out and conclude required compatibility testing of all packaging components within all NPD & PCP activity, to agreed timelines. Identify, evaluate and bring to the company new packaging concepts and technologies to deliver innovative leading edge and/or improved efficiencies/cost savings. Undertake external audits of suppliers and third-party contractors and participate in vendor appraisal/evaluation. Project management of packaging developments internally & externally for NPD & PCP against agreed timeplans and within company procedures. Co-ordination of production line trials as part of the company’s NPD and PCP programs and update engineering and production on an ongoing basis.
Approving artwork ensuring it is technically correct and uses appropriate print methods. Liaison with Customers and Design Houses as required. Attend print approvals and Colour Matching as required. Sign off in-coming Packaging component standards
Excellent communication skills with the tenacity and patience to work across functional teams to resolve issues and drive for results & you must be able to work without full supervision, be a “self-starter’.
Expereince/qualifications required :
- Institute of Packaging (IoP) Diploma (or equivalent)
- 3 + years Packaging Development Experience in Cosmetics, Pharma or FMCG.
Ability to read and interpret 2D technical drawings essential. Familiarity with 3D CAD an advantage
£35k - £45k basic (DoE) + benefits