Packaging Technologist - ref :10, 901

Job Description


Leading food manufacturer  based in the East Midlands, we are looking for an experienced packaging expert to join the process team as a Packaging Technologist.  You will be working as part of a busy team, bringing your packaging expertise to deliver amazing products to our customers.

Job Accountabilities include:

·         Confirm packaging costs in internal NPD costings, working with the Procurement team to obtain relevant packaging costs

·         Finalise packaging cutters and supply them to the customer in-line with the critical path timings.

·         Organise outer cases for NPD/EPD, ensuring they are fit for purpose and approved by key stakeholders across the business

·         Finalise all packaging elements (tray, sleeve, film, outercase etc), confirming they are fit for purpose and correct

·         Sign off packaging details in artwork approval process - checking the cutter guide size and dimensions, general panel layout, position and size of the date code box, position of the barcode, varnish-free areas. Ensure Specifications team are informed of relevant details

·         Manage the generation and approval of promotional artwork

·         Generate internal packaging specifications to be used for customer specifications and factory paperwork

·         Support the process team on product trials and pre-productions, including ordering packaging for trials

·         Attend, where required, retailer pre-artwork meetings to discuss packaging requirements for launch

·         Co-ordinate the approval of the first delivery of printed packaging, ensuring it is approved for overall print quality before the packaging is released to the factories

·         Manage and update the packaging database to ensure all packaging detail is accurate and accessible

·         Work with Procurement team to understand business strategy on packaging suppliers