A brand that is known all around the world, with their products in all the major retailers is seeking to hire a Packaging Technologist to join the NPD team at their site in County Durham. It is an exciting time to join this international FMCG company – as a leader in their category, they continue to push the boundaries of excellence and technology with a constant drive to innovate, making it a very passionate and dynamic place to be.
Packaging Technologist - summary of key responsibilities;
To support the head of packaging development to understand the consumer, customer needs and technical requirements from their packaging to develop a programme of work that delivers commercial growth and competitive advantage for their productsManage relationships with design houses to support development of good practiceImprove printing process and quality of reprographicsBrief artworks, create and maintain cutter guides, coordinate packaging redesign projects on current SKUs and manage new film changeovers on siteSupport NPD process to bring new products to market with trials and transit support. Manage timelines for packaging printing and introduction on siteManage day to day issues with site packaging, supporting QA and operationsTo ensure all existing packaging is fit for purpose, compliant with technical and legal requirements, specifications developed and held electronically for accessDeliver packaging cost saving and rationalisation projectsBuild supplier relationships to increase packaging knowledge of industry trends and competitors and innovation capability
Packaging Technologist - To be successful in this role you will need;
Food packaging knowledge gained from your experience in a similar role from food manufacturingTo be commercially competent, passionate, highly organised and incredibly driven and delivers with paceWorking knowledge of technical and legal requirements and specificationsKnowledge of industry trends and competitors and innovation capability to influence packaging developmentManage multiple priorities at once for differing channelsHighly numerical with strong IT skills including intermediate - advanced Excel working knowledgeEducated to degree level and relevant packaging qualifications would be beneficial
Apply today for immediate consideration for this career opportunity.