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Packaging Developer

Blue Spark
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This well-respected major manufacturer is at the top of their game in the chilled convenience space. With long established UK retailer partnerships, this company are looking to continue to innovate and delight customers and consumers alike. They are now seeking a creative Packaging Developer who can join their close-knit team and bring exciting new concepts for the food industry.

Please note, this role requires regular travel across multiple UK sites as well as suppliers, therefore a UK driving licence is essential.


The Role

Reporting to the Packaging Development Manager, you will be part of a small team and be responsible for all aspects of developing new packaging concepts for major retailer customers.

You will work closely with packaging suppliers to create concepts that are on trend in terms of new materials, sustainability, and recycling initiatives. Your vision for innovation will embody both existing and new ranges, allowing concepts to translate into robust and tangible commercial solutions that are fit for purpose and really stand out in the marketplace.

You will run factory trials, seeking out solutions, tweaking and adapting as you go. You’ll also be completing technical and product information documentations to ensure key milestones are met. Along with this you will attend customer presentations, create graphical mock-ups, and discuss future possibilities to enhance and clearly communicate your concepts. You will collaborate with suppliers and customers weekly to guarantee successful product launches that deliver on innovation and quality.


The Person

This role would suit an individual who has packaging substrate experience, ideally with films, paper, and flexible plastics, within the FMCG industry. You will also have experience on Adobe Illustrator and have the passion and creative flair to bring concepts to life. You will have strong communication skills, with the confidence to liaise cross-functionally and present to external stakeholders. You’ll also be solutions driven and have the ability to adapt to ever changing retailer demands in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience of working on sustainable packaging initiatives would be highly advantageous.

Alternatively, you could be a graduate with a formal packaging/materials qualification and a year’s industry placement under your belt. If you have the drive and ambition to learn, with the technical material knowledge and creative passions to boot, this could be the role for you.

As mentioned above, will need to possess a UK driving licence for this role and be comfortable travelling to sister sites, as well as suppliers and customers frequently. This is a hybrid role, with 2/3 days on site.

If you're an aspiring packaging developer with the ability and technical confidence to excel in this innovations led role, then apply now, or contact us on 0345 2600 737!


Ref: F6704


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

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