Packaging Development Technologist - ref: 10,927

  • Job Reference: 10,927
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Resource Partnership Search & Selection
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  • Location: Manchester area
  • Salary: £32,000 to £38,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: up to £38k basic (DoE) + 10% + private pension
  • Sector: Creative & design, Digital print/reprographics, Packaging, Production, Sustainability, Technology, Engineering, Print
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

This role supports the Packaging Development Manager & NPD projects from concept/brief right through to 1st commercial production and in store delivery.  Working cross-functionally to identify continuous improvement opportunities as well as to ensure that packaging is proven fit for purpose, optimised for line performance and delivers against customer requirements.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Packaging development (existing and new development)
  • Provide Packaging technical support to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop trial protocols and subsequent testing procedures to prove solutions are fit for purpose
  • Utilise supplier resources to ensure optimum use of materials, service and quality
  • Prepare Packaging elements of Stage Gate documents and DRC templates
  • Develop packaging specifications with suppliers for Management approval
  • Artwork approval for technical elements
  • Maintain and update Packaging databases, Packaging Specifications, CAPE pallet patterns, cutter guides
  • Provide packaging data (weights/recyclability) for related internal & external reports
  • Benchmarking packaging & reviewing new products in market
  • NPD lead on packaging trials and factory process optimisation
  • NPD representation in cross-functional meetings
  • Understand factory production capabilities and constraints
  • Create and manage product paperwork and systems input
  • Assisting NPD Managers with additional activities including product presentations and customer visits
  • Understand Stage Gate, DRC, Costing processes
  • Support NPD Managers in adhering to procedures in line with critical paths
  • Attend industry events and complete market analysis to identify opportunities for the Innovation pipeline       

Skills/experience required : Degree (or equivalent) qualified, ideally in a Packaging or related Scientific field with  3+ years’ experience working in a packaging development/technologist role.