Packaging Technologist/Specialist - Development & Sustainability - ref: 10,591

Job Description

Packaging Technologist/Specialist

This is an exciting, challenging role in a fast- growing, highly successful food & drinks business.  You will be part of a dynamic and ambitious team with great opportunities to have a significant impact on the companies wider business

Working within the Operations team you will be the guardian of all things packaging.   We are looking for someone to take our packaging into the future and make it industry leading, award winning and able to showcase our products without compromise. You’ll be passionate about sustainability, be super creative, have a great knowledge of a range of existing and emerging packaging materials and be a great leader who’s up for making change and leading the charge in this area.  You’ll take the lead on all things packaging & need to hit the ground running by assessing our entire packaging portfolio and making recommendations on both changes to current packaging as well as new packaging for NPD and changes to improve our packaging credentials.

You’ll be working closely with existing and new packaging suppliers as well as our manufacturing partners and internal teams to make sure:

• Existing packaging quality is to the highest standards

• We have a clear path to making all of our packaging more sustainable

• New products have remarkable packaging to show them off

• We keep costs down so we can invest elsewhere

• Packaging changes / refreshes are handled seamlessly

• We build partnerships with our packaging suppliers so we can work together on the future You’ll be an integral part of our small operations team, meaning plenty of responsibility from day one

The ideal candidates will have :

• Proven experience in a packaging role in an FMCG company (food, drinks, retail)

• Detailed knowledge of a range of packaging materials

• Proven relationship management skills and be a brilliant influencer and rapport builder

• A passion for sustainability and a creative approach to working out what we should be doing next in the world of packaging

• Lots of great connections and industry contacts in the world of packaging

• Strong project management, attention to detail and organisation skills. The ability to juggle multiple workstreams calmly 

• A positive, energetic and can-do attitude and an appetite to get stuck into a variety of things 

We have huge growth ambitions over the next few years, delivering market leading food & drinks products so it couldn’t be a better time to join us & you’ll have a pivotal role in delivering these plans !