Packaging Development Manager (Leading Multi-sited Branded Food Business)

CPA Recruitment - Packaging Jobs
Home Based with weekly travel
circa £65,000 plus package
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company.

This established manufacturer has been producing some of the finest quality products for many generations. With a rich history and known for their great tasting, homely products, this is the chance to make a difference to some of the nation’s favourite foods. With mutilpy sites across the UK, this is a growing and progressive food business who are market leaders within their product categories.

The Role.

The successful candidate will enjoy a broad packaging remit covering EPD and NPD projects from concept/brief right through to 1st commercial production and in store delivery. Working cross-functionally to identify continuous improvement opportunities as well as to ensure that packaging is proven fit for purpose, optimised for line performance and delivers against the company’s and customer requirements.

The Role.

  • Creation and maintenance of all packaging bill of materials
  • Working cross-functionally to identify and lead from a technical perspective continuous improvement projects in relation to packaging
  • To identify cost reduction opportunities whilst maintaining effective packaging solutions
  • Support Procurement in creation of packaging supplier quality agreements / KPIs
  • Reduce the number of packaging non-conformances by proactively working with suppliers on technical improvements
  • To act as point of contact for packaging suppliers technical support staff during focus visits

The Person.

  • Good Organisational skills.
  • A goal orientated, problem solving mindset
  • The candidate should be degree (or equivalent) qualified, ideally in a Packaging or related Food / Scientific field
  • A minimum of five years Packaging experience, dealing with issues in a food manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record of successfully working with packaging materials from a technical viewpoint
  • Good level of project management skill
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels within the business
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy of work


To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with your CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of James Constable to

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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