Packaging Specialist

Blue Spark
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Packaging, Technologists
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Company

This is an excellent chance to join a prominent international food manufacturer producing innovative chilled products across a vast range of prestigious customers. Highly ambitious and passionate about good food, they are now looking for a Packaging Specialist who can drive the evolution of packaging within the business.

The Role

Reporting to the Packaging Manager, you will work closely with customers and packaging suppliers to create concepts that are on trend in terms of new materials, sustainability and recycling initiatives.  

You will attend customer product submissions to present your proposals, creating graphical mock-ups to enhance and clearly communicate your concepts. This role will see you guaranteeing successful product launches with packaging that delivers on innovation and quality. 

You will work with stakeholders to manage expectations and deliver effective solutions to an agreed critical path. You will also provide comprehensive support throughout the manufacturing process by reviewing output to refine design and ensure the pack is fit for purpose. Your vision for innovation will embody both existing and new ranges, allowing concepts to translate into robust and tangible commercial solutions that really stand out in the marketplace.

The Person

We are looking for a creative and technically proficient Packaging Technologist / Developer, ideally with a Packaging Technology or Food Technology degree.  An interest in graphic design would be great along with working knowledge of adobe packages such as photoshop and illustrator.

You will already have a great understanding of food packaging substrates, sustainable materials and trends from your time within the food industry or with a packaging supplier / manufacturer.  You’re now looking to utilise your experience in a more senior role where you can help deliver the packaging strategy for your business and key customers.

You will enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment, are analytical in your approach but can think on your feet and be just as happy doing EPD as you are NPD. You will be highly adept at working collaboratively with internal teams, suppliers and customers, being able to communicate your ideas confidently to all stakeholders.

This is a hybrid role with travel between group sites and to customer HQ’s. A driving license is required. 

If you're a talented packaging developer or technologist and are now looking to take a step up in a customer focused role, then please apply or contact us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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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. 
If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process or the role, please feel free to contact us.  

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.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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