Packaging Technologist

DR Newitt
£35,000 to £40,000
23 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

I am currently recruiting an experienced Packaging Technologist for my client who are well-established within FMCG - based in Hampshire.

The Role:

  • Working with customers to understand and interpret requirements and translating into packaging criteria
  • Sourcing, selecting and developing packaging components suitable to meet customer briefs, cost targets, supplier capabilities and the businesses factory facilities
  • Managing and completing all packaging requirements for New Product Introductions, delivering them on time and to customer satisfaction
  • Advising customers and Account Managers/NPI Team throughout development of technical packaging considerations to reduce risk and add value
  • Clear and concise application of a wide range of packaging, materials and print knowledge 
  • Develop close working relationships with the engineers and factory operators, to ensure detailed understanding of the factory capability, and application of this knowledge to customer packaging selection
  • Generating, maintaining and communicating details of packaging specifications and technical drawings 
  • Writing packaging elements of Packing Specifications including label positioning, tolerance and orientation, torques, and batch code specifications etc.
  • Specifying packaging from primary to tertiary, to ensure product is safely delivered to the consumer throughout the supply chain to the end consumer
  • Quickly and efficiently investigating and finding resolutions to packaging, factory, customer complaints and quality issues
  • Continually developing knowledge and understanding of innovation and creativity in packaging products, materials and services, their feasibility and associated costs
  • Reviewing and advising on the feasibility of customer artwork to meet factory and printer capabilities and product costs
  • Continually looking for and developing packaging cost saving initiatives, and ways to increase efficiency
  • Identifying new supply opportunities through trade fairs, training/lecture opportunities and packaging publications
  • Developing a close working relationship with suppliers and industry experts to draw on for technical knowledge
  • Confidence in colour matching and attending and approving packaging production and print runs



The Candidate:

  • IOP Diploma of equivalent and relevant industry experience
  • Good range of technical knowledge and experience - essential
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • A good eye for colour - The importance of accurate colour distinction in this role will require that the candidate undergoes colour vision testing- essential

What’s on Offer?

  • A salary of £35,000 to £40,000
  • Company benefits

If the above role could be of interest and you would like further information, please call Jamie Clayton at D R Newitt Recruitment on 0131 226 5060

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