Packaging Technologist

£32000 - £39000 per annum
16 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Joy Oguzie
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

You have the chance to join a leading, innovative FMCG company who are dedicated to developing new & improved products. As the Packaging Technologist, you will be supporting the development of new products from ideation right through to production.

Client Details

This leading FMCG business are a well-established consumer brand based in the Northamptonshire area & are vested in ensuring they continue to improve market positioning. As the Packaging Technologist, you will be working with key stakeholders across the end to end process.


As the Packaging Technologist you have the chance to support a technical team with product improvements & new and exciting NPD projects. You will be interacting with multiple functions inside the business including the wider technical, supply chain & manufacturing teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working within the Package Engineering function to develop new product ranges to ensure new products and associated components are manufactured on time & to agreed design, time & cost parameters
  • Liaising with Sourcing & with component vendors to ensure specifications are met
  • Supporting the print ready process by managing the Technical relationship between the Artwork studio and component vendors to ensure design specifications are met
  • Providing technical cover for the Category when and where necessary
  • Managing the technical packaging tasks for NPD projects within the defined category through to delivery on time and in full and on budget for their assigned projects
  • Ensuring understanding, creation and approval of Bill of Materials, Artwork Briefs, Development Schedules and Production Standards as required
  • Compiling & complete accurate component & packaging specifications
  • Instigating and attend Line Trials & first production runs
  • Assisting Senior Technologist in tooling acceptance trials and certify production standards
  • Coordinating technical input & involvement from all areas of the supply chain (suppliers, sourcing, manufacturing, transportation & branch)
  • Gaining understanding of production equipment & its capability


A NPD/Packaging specialist with experience with a FMCG/consumer products and the following:
  • HND or Engineering/Packaging related degree
  • Ideally working towards Institute of Packaging (IoP/IOM3) Diploma
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Familiarity with 2D/3D CAD an advantage (but not prerequisite)
  • Familiarity with IT based New Product software tools
  • The ability to negotiate compromises between most Production and Supply Chain departments
  • Ideally experienced in a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong team working & project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Job Offer

Circa £32,000 - £39,000 + Additional Benefits

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