Reporting to the Head of NPD, the successful applicant to this exciting role will be leading Packaging Development activities required for the successful development and launch of products associated with portfolio programs for current brands and new pipeline ventures. Part of the NPD team, this person will be accountable for delivery of his branded packaging propositions right first time, on time in full, at expected cost and quality.
This role involves fast pace development of branded Fragrance & Cosmetic products, including technical design and delivery of full packaging solutions (primary, secondary), artwork management, selection and qualification of external contract manufacturing partners and components suppliers, validation of production, all the way to successful delivery in market. Product lines involve Fine Fragrances, Ancillaries, Gifts with Purchase (GwP), and Giftsets.
The role necessitates a high level of internal collaboration with multi-functional partners across the DP organisation (Marketing, Planning, Manufacturing, Regulatory, etc) as well as externally (Packaging suppliers, Contract manufacturers, Design agencies, etc), which the successful candidate will have to excel in.
You will lead initiatives, leveraging expertise and coaching from their management and network with agility where needed, talking personal responsibility and accountability for their projects and keeping key stakeholders informed of progress at all times.
As a Packaging Development expert, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity and responsibility to build capability of the R&D organisation in Packaging development, driving organisational continuous improvement in expertise and reliability/efficiency of packaging development processes and tools.
The role may in time involve management of more junior team members.