Packaging Technologist

Recruiter
Location
North Lanarkshire
Salary
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Posted
17 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Ref
SNPACKTCS
Function
Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

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.