Packaging Development & Sustainability Lead - ref 10,944

Job Description

  • Responsibility for creating and driving the sustainability agenda in collaboration with the Head of Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Global sourcing of new packaging materials
  • Functional redevelopment of existing packaging portfolio to improve sustainability score
  • Packaging project delivery – Maintenance of project tracker and presentation to the business on a weekly basis.
  • Attend weekly Supply Chain meetings to discuss strategy/tactics, deliver KPI metrics and proposes countermeasures where appropriate
  • Partner with the commercial team to manage customer expectations relating to packaging solutions and timescales
  • Collaboration with internal stakeholders to provide functional and sustainable packaging solutions
  • Monitor trends and global events to ensure continuity of packaging supply
  • Partner with manufacturing management to deliver packaging related cost reduction, and quality improvement projects
  • Manage packaging testing requirements in line with EU regulations
  • Reducing/eliminate manufacturing downtime due to packaging inefficiencies
  • Deliver Innovative packaging solutions to maximise technological advancements in packaging design and construction.
  • Manage packaging waste regulations
  • Keep abreast of packaging sustainability, ethical supply routes and global sourcing developments

Experience required ...

  • Packaging technology qualification or equivalent
  • FMCG/Toiletries market preferred
  • Proven project management skills 
  •  5 + years of experience in a similar role
  • Ability to develop and coach others inline with the company’s vision and values
  • Excellent knowledge of packaging supplier sector
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A logical and systematic approach
  • Problem solving / lateral thinking skills
  • Ability to engage with customers
  • Strong negotiation skills