Packaging R&D Manager

Recruiter
Premier Foods
Location
Carlton, Barnsley
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Oct 2018
Closes
23 Nov 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Packaging R&D Manager

Based in Carlton, Barnsley

We’re delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced Packaging R&D Manager to join our site team at Carlton, Barnsley and be responsible for the delivery of the packaging R&D elements in support of Innovation via NPD / EPD delivery and the identification and development of new pack formats and materials.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Create & develop packaging formats in line with Marketing brand plans and specific briefs. Present a range of pack format ideas to marketing to offer on shelf appeal/ stand out presence, plus proactively source new innovative ideas. Lead the development of these from concept, technical feasibility through to implementation.
  • Create & develop packaging formats in line with Customer Brand own label specific briefs. Present a range of pack format ideas to the Customer Brand team to offer on shelf appeal/ stand out presence, plus proactively source new innovative ideas. Lead the development of these from concept, technical feasibility through to implementation.
  • Within the project team manage the packaging development process including costings, concept samples, trials (including objectives, outputs / success criteria etc.), operations briefing, due diligence validation, process compliance, distribution and retailer handling trials within Premier Cake sites and within co-packers. Support the business Plastics Strategy requirements.
  • Use effective project management skills and ensure clear communication both written and verbal.
  • Investigate & communicate new technology developments that could support innovation.
  • Support packaging project work and develop the required specifications resulting in capital investment for EPD
  • Manage and develop a positive approach to Packaging & Machine suppliers to attain new ideas.
  • Build understanding of packaging materials interactions with diversity of packaging machines and ensure that the packaging materials key performance criteria are part of the specifications.
  • Support packaging project work resulting in value improvement (ie format, material and supplier changes)
  • Maintain and update Packaging databases e.g. Hamilton Grant Packaging Specifications, CAPE pallet patterns, cutter guides
  • Sign-off of new artwork against the packaging criteria
  • Ensure business systems databases contain the correct packaging specification information.
  • Ensure that all U.K. and International legal requirements relating to packaging are strictly adhered to, and that awareness of amendments / new requirements are maintained and communicated within relevant functions e.g. Central Technical etc

Minimum Requirements:

  • Science based degree in either Packaging, Materials or Food Science
  • Up to five years in a direct packaging technology role within a Food/Beverage or Pharmaceutical environment
  • Institute of Packaging Diploma (preferred)
  • Technically competent across a range of packaging material specifications, their applications and packing processes.
  • Demonstrable experience with developing new pack formats with external packaging suppliers and third-party manufacturers
  • Demonstrable experience with the development of creative/ innovative pack formats.
  • Capable of managing capital invested sized projects independently

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