Packaging Development Manager

CPA Recruitment
London / Home Based - Hybrid
£Attractive plus bonus, healthcare, pension and much more!
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company:

A global business, iconic brands, a rich heritage, a leading food/drinks organisation, multi-sited factories across most continents… these are all hallmarks of this blue chip, instantly recognisable business. Their values embrace serving customers with quality products again and again and their culture enables their management and operational teams to aspire to greater achievement and the fulfilment of career aspirations. 

The Role:

The role will be responsible for packaging development for new products, cost innovation, packaging sustainability and system /process improvement projects for a range of branded products covering a range of finish products including drinks, sauces, hot drinks and much more!

Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaboration with marketing team to identify packaging concepts based on market trends and consumer needs.
  • Developing optimal packaging solutions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components
  • Creating Prototypes, making dummy samples, conducting performance tests on packaging materials and packaged products
  • Trial protocol generation, analysis of trial data and manage change
  • Conducting packaging materials components performance tests and make assessments for new product development (NPD), existing product improvement and cost saving initiatives
  • Drive value engineering /cost saving initiatives and sustainability initiatives on time and within budget, with technical excellence.
  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration with Procurement, supply chain, marketing, finance to deliver new packaging projects on time with within
  • Conducting competition benchmark regularly, desktop research and studies for packaging innovation and improvements vendor visits and travel for production/packaging

Personal Profile:

  • Degree in packaging technology/Polymer Science/Plastic Technology/Material science
  • Experience of working within a similar packaging development role, ideally within the FMCG sector.

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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