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Packaging Developer

Blue Spark
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This multi-site food manufacturer is known for creating an abundance of innovative food products for their prestigious customers, always one step ahead of their competitors. A new Packaging Developer opportunity has arisen to support their Innovations Team in bringing exciting new packaging concepts that will impress discerning consumers across the nation.


The Role

Reporting to the Packaging Manager, you will operate within a supportive team at their impressive Midlands site, but travel to one of their sister sites will be a common occurrence. You will be tasked with developing new and modifying existing packaging concepts for major retail customers. You will work on NPD packaging projects to translate visions and concepts into robust, tangible commercial solutions that customers and consumers will love.

A natural creative, you will have an eye for innovation and be able to create graphical mock-ups to enhance and clearly communicate your concepts to internal teams and key customers. You will look to consider emerging trends, sustainability agendas and new technologies.

A key part of your role will be presenting concepts to internal and external stakeholders, communicating product feasibility and commercial viability. You will then collaborate throughout the process to ensure tweaks are made and expectations are met.

You will also support the factory packaging technologist with trials and help review, refine or modify design specs to ensure final packaging is stunning, of exceptional quality as well as fit for purpose.


The Person

This role would suit a technically savvy, creative and commercially astute Packaging professional who has experience in a similar role within Food, FMCG industry or packaging manufacturing.  You’ll be ready for a step up into a customer focussed role where your passion and expertise of packaging can come to life.  You’ll be curious and creative but also methodical in your approach with a superb eye for detail so that your projects are delivered flawlessly.

You will have a degree in packaging, material science, food technology or a related field. Strong project management, communication skills and experience creating presentations with graphical mock ups to support your ideas is essential.  Experience of using adobe packages such as Adobe Suite and Illustrator would be extremely advantageous.

However, if you are a budding graphic designer or packaging professional with a year in industry, we would love to hear from you too as the role sits in a dynamic and supportive team, they are open to developing individuals who show great potential and a willingness to learn.

A clean UK driving licence is required.

So, if you’re looking for a new challenge and keen to be part of this multi-site packaging team then do get in touch.  Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Ref: F6673


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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