Packaging Development Manager

Haddenham, Aylesbury
Competitive + Benefits
22 Feb 2018
22 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

As a key part of the EMEA R&D function, and reporting directly to Packaging Development Director EMEA, this role is responsible for leading packaging development, cost savings and innovation projects. This role will lead all EMEA Industrial Packaging Development activities.


  • Managing packaging development projects, liasing with R&D, Operations, Procurement, Suppliers and key Customers;
  • Ensuring briefs are met (quality, fit for purpose, cost) and line performance is validated;
  • Managing packaging specifications and maintain the integrity of EMEA associated databases;
  • Establishing packaging standards via factory trials to ensure that proposed packaging materials are fit for purpose (i.e. appropriate material/ components, acceptable quality, adequate performance and efficiency on packing line) and gaining approval from all relevant parties.
  • Managing CCI projects (supplier change or specification change) and initiating CCI ideas;
  • Participating in new packaging equipment selection and technical validation
  • Continuously seeking the identification of new technology supporting the company's growth.
  • Generating innovative ideas that will take advantage of emerging opportunities.
  • Communicating technical information, opportunities and potential risks in business environment to facilitate effective decision making.


  • BSc in Package Engineering or other relevant technical field is required;
  • Significant packaging development and project leadership experience as part of a project team that is responsible for design and implementation of cross-functional projects;
  • FMCG, preferably food industry, business experience in international environment would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in high pressure, sensitive situations;
  • Ability to create a vision for the future, identify and resolve gaps;
  • Ability to work with and influence multiple stakeholders and all levels of management;
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to develop and apply compelling direction to variety of complex and sometimes ambiguous situations as required.


Founded in Baltimore in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 11,000 employees around the world and more than $4.8 billion in annual sales in 2017, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.

We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 135 markets and territories. Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers.

With approximately 3,200 employees, the company has operations in 14 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK (customize with local brand). McCormick EMEA Headquarters are in Haddenham (UK).

The company’s long-term goal is to grow sales by 4-6 % globally with three avenues: base business growth through continuous investments behind our brands, product innovations, expanded distribution and acquisitions.

Our growth starts with yours. For more than 125 years McCormick has developed a rich legacy based on our belief in the “Power of People”. We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, please apply below.

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.

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