Design & Innovation Manager - Packaging

  • Job Reference: PK7149
  • Date Posted: 20 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Future Recruitment Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Deeside, Clwyd
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Competitive + Pension + 26 days holiday
  • Sector: Creative & design, Packaging
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description




£Competitive + Pension + 26 days holiday

Hours of Work: 9am -5pm - this is flexible

Our client is a leading manufacturer of Bespoke, Printed Packaging, they supply a wide range of Blue Chip Customers largely within the Confectionery market sectors

A very exciting opportunity has arisen within the business, the company are going through an incredibly exciting period of growth / changes and the successful applicant will be able to join a new department with new equipment / kit, and have the chance to grow, develop and really take hold of the Design & Innovation department.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Manage two Designers with the opportunity to recruit one more next year
  • The role will be split approx. 75 / 80% designing and 20 / 25% on managerial tasks
  • Design, develop and present solutions to new customer briefs, working mainly with high end, creative seasonable packaging for the confectionery industry.
  • Working directly with customers
  • Generate creative design solutions aligned to customer's requirements
  • Produce high quality printed mock-ups and 3D visuals
  • Support Account Managers in the presentation of samples and creative solutions
  • Attend customer briefings / Internal feasibility meetings
  • Maintain R&D database and other internal systems
  • Ability to build cross-functional working relationships in order to support the company's strategy for innovation.

The qualifications/ professional skills that we require are:

  • Degree level education in a relevant design based subject or relevant on the job experience
  • Experience of people management and development
  • Experience in Microsoft packages, Artios /Impact and Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Sketching and rendering abilities
  • Design portfolio experience
  • Ability to realise ideas in both a 2D and 3D format.

This is a real opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to join a fantastic business at a pivotal time, the successful candidate will be able to really take hold of the design department and be an integral part of company's future