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Packaging Manager

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Contract Type
Packaging, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Supplying delicious products to UK retailers, this renowned global business is looking for a driven and motivated Packaging Manager to join their innovation team.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Innovation, you’ll be leading the development of new packaging ideas from concept to launch, keeping up with the latest developments and following market trends to identify customer and consumer needs.

You will be responsible for organising and managing packaging trials within the factory as well as attending packaging print runs and coordinating travel tests to ensure all packaging products meet the criteria for functionality, shelf presence and consumer usability. Ensuring that final products are functional and fit for purpose, you’ll aim to produce items which match current trends, taking advantage of any business opportunities as you design and manage packaging mock-ups, working from briefs and use information gained from customer meetings.

Your accountability will also include managing packaging operations including lead-times, printing quotations, POs as well as overseeing artwork approvals for all product categories to guarantee all packaging elements are in line with company strategy and customer requirements.

Additionally, you will manage site led projects such as cost reduction opportunities, line efficiency and drive the sustainability agenda for the business. You will also work closely with procurement by managing strategic relationships with current supplier base and participating in new supplier selection and onboarding.


The Candidate

We are looking for an organised and technically proficient Packaging Manager with experience of working in a similar role within food manufacturing. You will also have a good understanding of UK retailer requirements and their supply chain. Ideally, you will have experience with packaging procurement and negotiations.

Able to effectively project manage you’ll need to have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills in order to effectively work on multiple projects along with a keen eye for detail and problem solving abilities.  You will be liaising with internal teams, suppliers and customers so your communication skills must be first rate too.

If you have the drive to make a difference with this major food company, then this could be the perfect role for you. Apply now or call Jodie on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Ref: F6722


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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