Packaging Development Technologist

Kandhu Recruitment Consultants
Wembley, London / Watford, Hertfordshire / Slough, Berkshire
Closing date
17 Jun 2023

Job Details

Reporting to the NPD Director the successful candidate will take responsibility for the Packaging Development and Innovation Programme and Sustainable Packaging Strategy


OUR CLIENT Is a vibrant, fast growing manufacturer of premium snack foods, supplying most of the major multiple retailers, both with branded and retailer own-label products.


Design the Packaging activity road map and lead the delivery of the Innovation & NPD packaging related plans.

Ensure legal compliance for waste and accurate technical data (spec) are provided for all NEW packaging materials.

Champion the NPD stage & gate process on all aspects of Packaging development (Innovation, Novation & Renovation), hence ensuring coordination of factory trials, creation of packaging specifications for the factory, & support to the team for product launches.

Support the artwork and packaging development process through technologists and Artwork team and NEW palletisation guidelines, post implementation reviews

Support the design and lead the Packaging Sustainability programme, which will form part of the wider Europe Snacks Group Sustainable packaging strategy.

Attend relevant Packaging and Sustainability Trade shows & relevant Expert events to stay ahead of the challenges facing the industry and planet

Translate external environmental sustainability factors affecting the packaging agenda in recommendations which will help the business to stay on track with peer group across the market.

Continually support the performance optimisation of packaging material machinability and packing technology following recent product launches (EPD and NPD) by managing the partnership with existing and new suppliers

Ensure technical risk assessments are completed for all packaging related changes and provide guidance on how to fully mitigate potential risks. 1st delivery checks and generate SOP and settings to run new films.

Provide packaging expertise and leadership to Production & Engineering team with troubleshooting and manufacturing efficiency improvement initiatives


We're looking for a candidate that shows enthusiasm, initiative and is well-organised and of course an experienced Packaging Technologist.

Minimum 3-5 years' experience in an FMCG packaging management role (Food or Beverage preferable).Expertise in all packaging related areas: material properties & machinability (films, laminates, corrugate), packing technologies (vacuum forming, VFFS, heat sealing), printing processes, handling of dry goods, distribution, bulk B to B

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Food Sector Recruitment

Kandhu are a leading specialist recruitment consultancy covering all the main job functions within the Food & Drinks Sectors – we focus on Permanent and Interim Recruitment though out the UK and we have the ability and have had significant success in delivering multi-lingual and International assignments..


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