Packaging Technologist

£27000 per annum
23 Jan 2013
30 Jan 2013
Daniel Zeff
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Packaging Technologist required for a leading global wine business, working with internal and external stakeholders to identify and resolve any packaging related issues.

Key responsibilities:

- To ensure full up-to-date specifications are in place and maintained for all packaging materials used on site, and to ensure that any specification changes are effectively communicated in a timely manner to all interested parties.
- Ensure that all new packaging materials are developed with realistic, measurable and agreed specifications.
- Arrange and supervise all necessary on-line and off-line trials to ensure that materials are conforming and performing to specification and are fit for purpose.
- To be fully competent in the operation and maintenance of all centralised and local IT systems used to hold and manage packaging material, Bill of Material, and operational packaging specifications.
- Proactively operate within a lean philosophy ensuring continuous improvements across all areas of business processes are achieved.
- To lead the Production team to issue non-conformance notices to suppliers where materials are outside spec and/or are not performing adequately.
- To attend regular review meetings with packaging material suppliers, where necessary providing documentary evidence of issues to be resolved.
- To investigate and report on any customer complaints related to packaging material performance.
- To lead trials & change in packaging improvements in manufacturing.
- Support and assist during internal and external audits.

Experience / qualifications required:

- Diploma in Packaging Technology would be advantageous
- Strong experience in a production or technical environment within a company involved in high-speed packaging
- Experience of an FMCG environment, preferably in food/beverage production is desirable
- Understanding of Lean Processes

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
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