Fresh Talent Recruitment Ltd

Process & Packaging Development Technologist

Colchester, Essex
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Process & Packaging Development Technologist

Salary: £26,000 / Location: Colchester

We are working with a market leading client who supplies dried fruits, culinary nuts and seeds to the food industry, as well as manufacturing their own innovative products. Established 160 years ago, they pride themselves on delivering the highest quality ingredients, to provide their customers with the most delicious and wholesome products available, on time and on budget. They are currently seeking a PROCESSING & PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST

The successful applicant will have a food science degree and previous experience within the food / beverages / packaging industries. Attention to detail is imperative and you will have the ability to deal with a complexity of products, packaging materials and technologies. You will act as the "expert", managing the packaging innovation work streams for the business and report directly into the NPD Manager.


  • To provide support on all aspects of the product development plans for the business on both branded and non-branded products.
  • To act as the expert in all aspects of packaging development and manage the packaging innovation work streams for the business.


  • To provide process and packaging/artwork support to the NPD team
  • Maintenance of product matrices for packaging requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of all process and packaging related documents, including minutes, summary of actions plans if required
  • Providing support to factory trials, pre- production and launches as required – including: Packaging trial coordination
  • Provide pallet configuration guidance to operations
  • Preparation and planning for trials liaising with NPD
  • Support to trial data analysis and process capability study
  • Provide support to EPD and NPV briefs from concept to launch, support factory packaging and label issues
  • Manage all packaging development projects, including: packaging technologies research and packaging supplier networking
  • Developing knowledge of packaging materials and their functionalities
  • Working with the Marketing Team to initiate packaging innovation initiatives
  • Producing and managing the artwork critical path for customers and the company's brand
  • Provide cutter guide formation and sign off for artwork and liaise with design houses
  • Artwork and packaging development /sign off
  • Any other duties requested by a Manager or Director.


  • Ability to work autonomously and with a team
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products and packaging materials and technologies
  • Computer literate.
  • Good problem solver
  • Flexibility to cover sickness or holidays at short notice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £26,000.00 /year

Job Location:Colchester

Required education: Bachelor's

Required experience: food/beverages/packaging industry: 1 year

Required licence or certification: Full UK Driving Licence