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Packaging Technologist

CPA Recruitment
£Attractive Salary Package
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Our client is a rapidly growing household name who has a new purpose-built factory to enhance production and productivity. Producing a range of delicious, chilled food products the business seeks to recruit an experienced packaging professional.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensuring all packaging is appropriate and meets all legal, regulatory, environmental, social responsibility and business needs in each of the markets that we operate in as guided by the Senior Packaging Technologist.
  • Responsible for the choice of packaging types appropriate to meet the needs of the business.
  • Responsible for the development of all packaging operations from defining the specification through to delivery as a key member of project team to ensure all packaging is delivered on time for launches.
  • Lead on briefing any new tooling requirements to deliver new packaging recommendations.
  • Work with buyer to ensure most cost-effective methods are in place whilst maintaining a high-quality branded product e.g. cheaper plastics, less cardboard, etc.
  • Interacting with the entire operating site, but more specifically with Marketing and Operations to ensure smooth and improved running of the production line. Champion packaging machine efficiencies for the new line.
  • Develop and maintain a ‘packaging exceptions program’ to ensure feedback to suppliers can be made when packaging quality issues occur and be resolved quickly.

Personal Profile

  • Proven experience in the food industry in a packaging role.  Relevant work experience in product development, manufacturing, process, or quality control work is also extremely valuable.
  • Must have a good understanding and experience of food processing operations, ideally gained experience in a chilled manufacturing environment.
  • Negotiation and control of packaging costs (anything from art-work, packaging, film etc.
  • Excellent IT skills and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Be tenacious, confident, have high motivation and determination.
  • Have high attention to detail.
  • Enjoy working in a busy, deadline driven and creative environment.

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.

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.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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