With continued growth and ongoing acquisitions of iconic brands, our client has an exciting opportunity to work across packaging development technology, innovation & sustainability.
This newly created role sits on the UK Regional R&D Management team and will be responsible for leading and delivering the Packaging strategy for the local product ranges, ensuring the business continues to win now and in the future.
You will be accountable for delivering the Packaging element of the Innovation pipeline to meet growth and renovation targets, with the Packaging Development resources in the UK & Ireland, in addition to the Implementation teams. Success will require working in multi-functional teams and working seamlessly with colleagues in Product development and R&D Implementation teams to bring innovations quickly to market.
The ideal candidate will be a food science or engineering or materials graduate. Institute of packaging diploma desirable. 5+ years’ experience in a similar Technical /Packaging Development role. Previous FMCG/Food/Drink industry experience would also be highly desirable.
You will need experience of concept development and rapid prototyping and have a good understanding of the business environment and commercial processes as well as consumer behaviours.
Advanced communication skills are vital to this role, as is the willingness to travel in the UK and Europe on business.