To be responsible for the technical development and project management of packaging components. Overseeing line trials at fillers and creating component and finished good specifications as directed/supported by the Head of R&D Packaging.
To ensure that the components developed satisfy both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the brief in a cost effective, technically competent, values led and timely manner.
Proposes optimal technical solutions, working with vendors to ensure expected line efficiencies are met
Carry out technical approval testing in accordance with the procedures and methods defined in the packaging design quality system and records the results
Perform risk assessments / optimisation studies for packaging/formula combinations to satisfy product performance requirements (quality, functionality, sustainability)
To liaise with the chosen Contract Filler(s) ensuring that the technical specification of the components
To provide the Testing Laboratory with components and raise test requests to prove formula / component compatibility.
You will be working closely with the Development, Marketing, R&D, Sourcing, QA, Logistics, Technical Artwork teams.
Build relationships with external packaging suppliers to ensure innovation and continuous improvement.
Experience/skills required :
- Demonstrable experience of the devlopment of fmcg packaging (beauty, food, drinks). 3+ years experience (but will consider talented candidates with less experience).
- Knowledge of Sustainable Packaging .
- Project management
- Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
- Computer literate in all major Microsoft programmes