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NPD Packaging Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
£30-£40k per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2021

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Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a large independent food manufacturer, is looking for an experienced Packaging Technologist to take responsibility for all packaging development projects for the business. Will also be responsible for continuing to improve overall packaging and sourcing and implementing innovative technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be actively involved in the concept to launch of new products meeting customer and government targets on waste reduction
  • Be the point of contact with packaging suppliers and be the go-to person for any packaging development or queries, sharing knowledge through training.
  • Sourcing alternative suppliers in line with business and budgetary requirements
  • Sourcing and improving all packaging requirements for new and current products.
  • Maintaining relevant databases with the latest information i.e. product codes, costs and suppliers.
  • Communicating with the NPD/ technical team on the use of correct cutter guides and ensuring packaging fit for purpose.
  • Supporting with labelling and legal requirements of specifications and artwork.
  • Supporting with packaging raw material issues on site.
  • Managing new packaging requirements from concept to launch and conducting post launch reviews/ audits. 
  • Be an active member of the Environmental team to maintain ISO14001, relaying detailed information to the wider business, and ensuring all packaging targets are being met year on year. 

Essential skills / experience include:

  • Experience working within a packaging role in the food industry is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a range of packaging e.g.   plastic, paper, and card.
  • Understanding of HACCP Principles/ Food Safety and suitably qualified (Level 3 minimum)
  • Computer literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office
  • Food Hygiene Qualified
  • Ideally conversant with Retailer Codes of Practice and Policies
  • Preferably educated to degree level

The Company:

  • Large independent food manufacturer
  • Sustained growth in recent years which has allowed them to invest back in to the company
  • Opportunities for career development

Reporting to the NPD Manager, the working hours for this role are Monday-Friday within standard office hours and the salary is £30- £40k annum.

Does this sound like you ..…?

  • Accurate with great attention to detail and numerate approach. Committed to providing data on time in the right format
  • Confident, articulate, and courteous communicator over the phone, face-to-face and in writing
  • Innovative and Creative within the field of packaging
  • Able to motivate people and be diplomatic
  • Excellent organisation and co-ordinating skills with the ability to perform well under pressure.



Then this could be the perfect role for you! Please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4530 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


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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