Packaging Technologist

£35000 - £40000 per annum
24 Apr 2018
22 May 2018
Jason Kilbride
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Job Title: Packaging Technologist
Salary: £35,000-£40,000pa
Location: Cambridgeshire

Our client is a large reputable manufacturer who is looking to strengthen their team with an experienced Packaging Technologist. A growing and successful business with real vision and drive this opportunity is for a Packaging Technologist who wants to deliver and be a key cog in the NPD team. Its a fantastic role for a creative packaging technologist who wants autonomy and to make a difference.

Key Job Purpose:
To drive the best innovation and commercial deals possible across packaging within the business. Continually develop and harness packaging innovations/design to maximise market competitive advantage. One of the key components is going to be looking at solutions and options to reduce plastic usage across the business.

Key Accountabilities:
*To drive improvement across the packaging category.
*Manage the packaging supplier base alongside the packaging buyer and implement category plans.
*Resolve supply issues and manage supplier relationships.
*Provide expert advice on all packaging requirements keeping up to date with technological innovation
*Work closely with Commercial, NPD and Site Management to provide innovative options on new products and packaging re-launches.
*Promote supplier input to optimise packaging design to improve site production efficiencies.
*As packaging technologist develop and lead strong technical relationships with our suppliers, fully understand capabilities and identity of new supplier as required to allow the projects to progress.
*Create and maintain packaging database with responsibility for ensuring risk assessment, testing and compliance, performance for the application and meet our customers' requirements.
*Project manage across the wider business
*Blue sky thinking on packaging projects

*Previous experience within a packaging technologist role/packaging buyer/category buyer/packaging procurement role
*Proven track record of delivering innovative and sustainable packaging solutions
*Experience within the FMCG sector, ideally food manufacturing
*Strong communicator and ability to deal with senior stakeholders

If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Jason Kilbride or call 07985454318 for more information.

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