Product & Packaging Development Technologist

South East / Home Counties
24 Nov 2016
22 Dec 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. This will include

  • Liaising with internal product development teams to deliver fit-for-purpose packaging solutions in line with product specifications and the latest food legislation whilst carrying out packaging trials to ensure commercially viable designs with flawless finishes.
  • Managing 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.
  •  Working within the Packaging team to challenge current packaging styles and processes, ensuring all systems are updated whilst using data to spot areas for continuous improvement and communicating these to relevant teams across the business.
  • Taking responsibility for packaging concepts from ideation stage to artwork approval, preparing technical specifications and taking ownership of supplier print runs to ensure optimum packaging quality with maximum market impact.

The Person

Positive and pragmatic you’ll ideally 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. Any food packaging artwork experience or machine capability knowledge would also be a bonus. 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.