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Packaging Development Manager

Hutchinson Jonas
London (Hybrid Working)
£45-52k + Benefits
Closing date
25 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Are you an experienced Packaging Development Manager looking for a new challenge?
Do you want to work for an amazing brand who sell premium branded food and drink products?
Are you looking for the flexibility of hybrid working?

Main Responsibilities:
To deliver packaging development for key strategic packaging projects, fully developing and costing the packaging for the projects.
For smaller NPD projects to create packaging development briefs for the project owner.
To sign off supplier led packaging development through the gated process.
Deliver presentations both internally and to retailers on packaging initiative and developments.
To agree and maintain specifications for all packaging components.
Work with potential suppliers to develop tool drawings, models, pilot samples and sign off with budget holder any commissioned tooling for any new components.
Manage a 12 month strategic packaging development workload plan.
Manage and prioritise the packaging development critical path actions (for key strategic projects).
Maintain an up to date knowledge of all aspects of packaging technology and innovation & identifying those trends and developments which can enhance product performance and efficiency.
Ensure all packaging components are safe and meet all appropriate legislation.

Key Skills Required:
Demonstrate good judgement, drive and influence.
Manage cross departmental relationships to ensure delivery of packaging development requirements.
Create and deliver long term sustainable relationships and positive change with our supply base.
Good understanding of packaging quality management systems.
Demonstrated troubleshooting ability.
Knowledge of packaging processing equipment and controls.
Familiarity with law and regulatory guidelines.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Strong project management skills and ability to prioritise own workload.

This truly is an exciting job opportunity for someone who wants to work for a prestigious company, who not only look after their staff but are also doing their bit to look after our planet too.
Are you intrigued, then please do send me your CV and we can discuss the role further?


Hutchinson Jonas, specialises in the recruitment of FMCG industry professionals.  We cover both the Retail and Manufacturing market areas providing a comprehensive recruitment service to both job seekers and companies alike.


From inception, Hutchinson Jonas has focused upon the food & drink manufacturing sector and is now one of the leading recruiters in this area. We have successfully completed hundreds of assignments and placements and can draw upon over 15 years of recruitment experience at a senior level. Whatever recruitment problem your organisation has faced, we have almost certainly faced them before.

Our testimonials come from some of the leading, most influential people within food manufacturing. They speak volumes about our service and can be seen on our website: 

Any number of things set us apart from the rest, most notably ‘investment’. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure our people remain leaders in their fields. We also invest in database technology to ensure that we are aware of the availability of key people at any given time. And we invest in the community around us – our graduate food science award at Reading University, our charitable work with PROPS and the National Autistic Society, and our sponsorship of local sports teams are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.

The Hutchinson Jonas Group is split into two distinct brands, offering two distinct services:

Interim Management
Hutchinson Consultancy Ltd specialises in providing the food & drink industry with interim managers for a variety of different assignments and projects. Our hand-picked professionals are experts in their field and provide support for a variety of different scenarios including gap management, sudden departures, specialist projects and managing change.

Permanent Recruitment
Since our inception in 1999, Jonas has built up a reputation for delivering quality, permanent recruitment solutions in a timely, efficient and ethical manner. We have developed partnerships with many key FMCG Manufacturers, Retailers and Food Service companies both large and small. Our Key Accounts team works together with our customers to offer them a truly service orientated recruitment approach, adding value at every stage of the process.


Find Us
0208 650 7998
Business Services Bromley Ltd
Provident House
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