Packaging Technologist

DR Newitt
North Lanarkshire
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
17 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Our client is a FMCG global organisation with multiple locations across Scotland.

They are currently seeking a Packaging Technologist.

Responsible for the development of all new packaging from concept through to launch and the continuous improvement / updates of existing packaging materials and specifications.

The role

  • Develop packaging solutions on time for projects in line with the project brief  and business strategy
  • Ensure Packaging formats are investigated and rationalised to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Provide Packaging technical expertise to the business.
  • Provide comprehensive specifications for all new packaging components and maintain a library of existing packaging specifications
  • Provide support (as required) at Packaging print proofing / passes on press
  • Verify (sign off) packaging components for use and maintain records of such activities. This may include involvement in production trials.
  • Liaise with the relevant departments on Packaging developments or packaging design including - Marketing, Purchasing, Production, Customer services, external suppliers and bottling locations.
  • Problem solving – help resolve packaging issues / problems that arise.
  • Work with graphic designers and suppliers on artwork development / realisation.
  • Initiate and monitor on a continuous basis value analysis / value engineering activities.
  • Innovation – Keep the business up to date with Technological innovations.
  • Manage and own your professional development in order to achieve your work objectives and your career and personal goals.
  • Provide Technical input into Procurement decisions relating to packaging.
  • Ensure packaging waste compliance.

The candidate

  • Further education qualification (degree / diploma) in an appropriate technical, scientific or engineering subject or equivalent would be advantageous.
  • Certificate or Diploma in Packaging would be advantageous
  • 3 + years’ experience in a Packaging Technologist role.
  • Full (clean) driving Licence.
  • Proven background / track record in packaging development.
  • Use of SAP would be advantageous Packaging process knowledge
  • PC Literate. Knowledge of packaging development processes
  • Demonstrate Influencing/communication/interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good Organisational and planning skills.
  • Cross functional team worker who works in partnership with others.
  • The working hours will be 08:30 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday and 08:30 – 12:30 Friday
  • Required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business.

What’s on offer?

  • A salary of between £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
  • Private Pension
  • Health Care
  • Life assurance
  • 34 days leave per year

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.