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Senior Packaging Technologist - fmcg brands - ref : 10,958

As the senior Packaging Technologist you will  :

  • Drive the development, validation and execution of new packaging elements with excellence to full scale manufacturing and provide expertise and support to Packaging Technologist, (primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
  • Identify and manage optimisation of existing packaging elements through cost savings, sustainability and manufacturing efficiency improvements aspects
  • Interface proactively with all relevant business partners to effectively manage projects
  • Identify resource / prioritisation issues and report to line manager
  • Develop, validate and execute packaging testing plans
  • Source, review and advise technical drawings / die lines
  • Offer factory support for pack design related engineering and quality issues, leading and supporting RCA.
  • Implement transport tests to assure outer packaging and pallet designs are sufficient to deliver high quality product to customers
  • Issue and maintain packaging specifications as well as reports on outcome of industrial line trials, included in Technical dossiers and customer specifications
  • Keep up to date with sustainability requirements and guide other packaging technologists to integrate into future packaging development.
  • Identify, develop, validate and execute process improvement for flawless packaging development.
  • keep up to date and be knowledgeable of regulatory and legislative activity as it pertains to packaging and recycling
  • Assure that all regulatory and legal considerations are applied to all assigned projects
  • Lead and assist with quality investigations regarding pack design
  • Support quality improvement initiatives and assistance with resolution of quality issues related to product manufacture and packaging
  • Incorporate cost targets into all new pack designs and be aware of gross margin impacts
  • Understand business and line efficiency impacts of all new designs
  • Interface proactively with packaging suppliers and contract manufacturers to define and communicate clear specifications

 Skills required

  • University degree or Diploma through an accredited body in Packaging or relevant Engineering discipline; or equivalent industry experience
  • Knowledge of the development of various types of packaging and packaging components  to include Cans, Pumps, Actuators, Bottles, Tubes, Corrugates  & technical testing.  Aerosol expertise would be an advantage,
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing techniques for fmcg packaging
  • Excellent project management skills, ownership mentality, with strong results orientation and business acumen
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work cross-functionally/internationally, and deliver against company business goals and objectives.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven delivery focus
  • 5 + years work experience in new packaging development
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Senior Packaging Technologist - fmcg brands - ref : 10,958

South East UK
Permanent
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor
£40k basic + 9% cont pension + PHI + flexitime & 2 days WFH

Published on 8 May 2021

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