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Packaging Technologist

Zest Recruitment
£40000 - £45000 per annum + plus benefits
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Opportunity for a Talented Packaging Technologist to work on the UK's most recognised and delicious products.

You will be delivering innovation projects, developing new and exciting concepts and working closely with the NPD team to launch new products.

Key Duties:

* Delivery of the agreed Packaging programme, working closely with Marketing, Product Development and Operations to introduce new/improved packaging into production and to drive continuous improvement in costs of existing packaging operations.
* Owner of packaging specifications and implementation processes.
* Provide support to sites to ensure delivery of solutions, work with the other Packaging team members and build on their combined expertise in the creation of new Packaging solutions, as required.
* Provide project management documentation and communication for packaging including time-plans and risk assessments.
* Provide packaging expertise to support technical aspects of the Procurement strategic packaging agenda
* Create packaging specifications in line with project requirements; ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance, fitness for purpose including functional performance related attributes and compliance aspects. Packaging specifications input
* Lead the creation and delivery of other relevant packaging documentation
* Ensure all quality testing is carried out for new packaging formats, e.g. shelf-life, taint and odour, travel tests.
* Hold regular meetings with suppliers and other external groups to ensure packaging knowledge is continually updated.

Project management
* Captures all project documentation relevant to the site (charters, time-plans, reports etc.)
* Communicates to the sites and partners in all relevant functions all key information relating to their current projects and initiatives, highlighting any issues.

If you are interested please get in touch with Jecca at Zest - 01780 483 99 /

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Find Us
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
United Kingdom
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