Product & Packaging Development Technologist

South East / Home Counties
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

An established purveyor of quality raw ingredients this food manufacturer currently supply a wide range of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. They are looking for a Product and Packaging Development Technologist to deliver exciting new products that innovate and inspire.

The Role

Working closely with the NPD team and reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll be a lynch pin in this dynamic business as you support all aspects of the product and packaging development plans for both branded and own-label products. You will also manage packaging innovation for the business including undertaking research into and expanding your knowledge of emerging packaging technologies and materials. Here you will ensure new and existing packaging are on trend, cost effective, environmentally friendly and comply with legislation.

In addition to the development aspect of your role you’ll also be supporting factory trials which will include coordinating with other team members to prepare and plan as well as assessing capabilities post-trial. There will also be administrative elements to the role as you maintain product information and documentation including minutes and action plan summaries as necessary.

The Person

Positive and pragmatic you’ll come from a food science or QA background and will have a few years’ experience already under your belt, or you may be a graduate looking to move on from your first job. A natural multi-tasker you’ll have top-notch communication and organisation skills with the ability to deal with complex products and packaging materials. You’ll need to have excellent prioritisation skills in order to effectively manage multiple projects along with close attention to detail, effective problem solving abilities and a flexible approach. 

If you think you have what it takes to deliver amazing packaging projects for a successful food manufacturer then we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0845 2600 737 to find out more.

Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.