Packaging Development Manager

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 Nov 2020

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Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our Client, a leading supplier of prepared foods is looking for an experienced and forward thinking Packaging Development Manager, with Polymer expertise, to support their ambitious development and growth plans, based at their site in Wiltshire. This is a key role within the Product Development Team, leading and co-ordinating cross functional teams to deliver challenging packaging projects, focused on sustainability, quality, operational performance, cost and customer value.

Reporting to the Head of NPD, key accountabilities for the role are:

  • Monitoring and driving  continuous improvement of packaging and related processes to deliver the highest operational and performance standards
  • Adopting a value optimisation approach to packaging; identifying and delivering total cost savings and improving quality
  • Leading and supporting packaging innovation and design, to create competitive advantage
  • Identifying and delivering sustainable packaging solutions
  • Providing packaging expertise and support for other stakeholders
  • Increasing packaging knowledge internally and keeping up-to-date with market and technology trends and developments
  • Ensuring packaging specifications meet the needs of the business and customer requirements

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience within FMCG manufacturing - preferably frozen or chilled food but other manufacturing backgrounds will be considered
  • Expert knowledge of polymer packaging
  • Experience across a broad range of packaging materials in the manufacturing industry, knowledge of aluminium, fibre-based and flexible / laminates would be an advantage
  • Up-to-date knowledge of emerging packaging and sustainability trends, challenges and technologies
  • A self-motivated individual with excellent inter-disciplinary project management skills
  • Successful track record of optimising packaging performance within a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills based on an analytical approach
  • Good team leadership and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, innovative and commercially astute



The Company:

  • Established family owned food manufacturer
  • Well respected leader in their sector
  • Producing delicious, nutritious and sustainable products
  • Supporting British food and farming with a focus on using the best ethical and sustainably sourced ingredients

The role offers a competitive salary + bonus + benefits and the working hours are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

If you are interested in applying for this role please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4458 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Contact Us
  • 70-72 Nottingham Road
  • Mansfield
  • NG18 1BN
  • United Kingdom
  • 01302 366967
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