Packaging Development Technologist/Assistant Packaging Development Manager - Food Copacking

Recruiter: Resource Partnership (Search & Selection) Limited

Job Ref: 10,784

Job Start Date: ASAP

Date Posted: 01/12/2016

Location: London, East Anglia, Germany

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: FMCG  /  Food  /  Packaging Materials

Job Occupation: Engineering  /  Packaging Technologist (all levels)  /  Research & Development

Salary: up to €50k basic + benefits /£38k + benefits

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Job Description

Opportunity that can be based in the UK (East Anglia or London sites) or Northern Germany food manufacturing sites/factories , working for a leading food manufacturer/brand. 

  • To identify new packaging materials, formats, technologies, suppliers, processes etc. that may be exploited to achieve business strategy and agreed business priorities.
  • To link with the supply base and our Supply Chain and co-packers, form alliances with academia, investigate trades press and exhibitions to scout new opportunities and maintain awareness of competitor and other category packaging activity.
  • Through an understanding of consumer needs, packaging and materials technologies, equipment and process capabilities, supply chain capabilities, commercials and business strategy identify potential new packaging opportunities.
  • To feed new opportunities to the Concept Development Team with as much information as needed.
  • To share and retain ideas and knowledge in an accessible, ongoing format with the Packaging Department and business.
  • To agree, prioritise and manage the delivery of all your Packaging work.
  • To play an active role as a member of the Packaging Department and any Project Teams to share knowledge and to identify and deliver new opportunities.

Knowledge & Skills, Competencies, Qualifications & Experience required :

  • Packaging understanding – materials, formats and processes
  • Knowledge of emerging globally packaging trends / innovations.
  • Good understanding of the packaging market and competition.
  • Product development.
  • Consumer understanding.
  • Factory, Co-Packer and Supply Chain understanding.
  • Entrepreneurial.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Identification of new ideas and technologies to meet business needs.
  • Food packaging understanding.
  • Project management.

Developing R&D capability

  • Can  Lead simple trials or support larger factory or pilot plant trials internally, at co-packers or other Institutions to ensure effective scale up of a product design.
  • Understand our key technologies and how they relate to delivering our main products.
  • Aware of the key suppliers in own work area and see how their capability and expertise can support work.
  • Able to check products comply with specifications and technical briefs and can identify non-compliances against them.
  • Understand the types of  claims used with our products and provide information to support claim validation.
  • Aware of the chemistry of food packaging and recipe design, including the main interactions throughout a product’s lifecycle.

Qualifications/Experience required :

  • Relevant Science / Technical / Engineering / Packaging degree.
  • Driving licence
  • Proficient in English & /or German
  • 2 years’ minimum experience within food & drink FMCG.
  • Experience of leading packaging changes with co-packers and production sites.
  • Engineering and equipment understanding and the interaction with packaging.
  • Proven experience in front end innovation, technology sourcing and establishing supply chains.
  • Proven expertise in  packaging  in European teams across multiple locations to deliver projects effectively.





Contact Details

Resource Partnership (Search & Selection) Limited
Tel: +44(0) 20 7722 6776
Contact: Angela Stanzione

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