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Packaging Technologist

The Sterling Choice Ltd
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Closing date
1 Mar 2021

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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 products
  • Manage relationships with design houses to support development of good practice
  • Improve printing process and quality of reprographics
  • Brief artworks, create and maintain cutter guides, coordinate packaging redesign projects on current SKUs and manage new film changeovers on site
  • Support NPD process to bring new products to market with trials and transit support. Manage timelines for packaging printing and introduction on site
  • Manage day to day issues with site packaging, supporting QA and operations
  • To ensure all existing packaging is fit for purpose, compliant with technical and legal requirements, specifications developed and held electronically for access
  • Deliver packaging cost saving and rationalisation projects
  • Build 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 manufacturing
  • To be commercially competent, passionate, highly organised and incredibly driven and delivers with pace
  • Working knowledge of technical and legal requirements and specifications
  • Knowledge of industry trends and competitors and innovation capability to influence packaging development
  • Manage multiple priorities at once for differing channels
  • Highly numerical with strong IT skills including intermediate - advanced Excel working knowledge
  • Educated to degree level and relevant packaging qualifications would be beneficial
  • Apply today for immediate consideration for this career opportunity.

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    Our in-house team is highly experienced in placing professionals into the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors. We work with leading SMEs and global organisations across the UK and internationally, priding ourselves on delivering an honest and transparent service.

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    First Floor
    Unit 4 Summit Park
    Cygnet road
    PE7 8FD
    United Kingdom
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