R&D Packaging Technologist

Job Description

Our client has seen its best year since its establishment over 100 years ago. This is therefore a very exciting time to join this iconic group.

They are looking for a R&D Packaging Technologist to join their expanding in-house packaging team. This role will support the development of packaging for new and existing products; conduct testing of finished packs to assist the setting of quality standards; and work with suppliers on improving the technical performance on existing packaging within the R&D Team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of new materials and formats along with the continuous improvement in packaging materials across the group’s portfolio
  • Act as the packaging specialist on project teams as required
  • Work with R&D and Ops/Engineering to understand material/packaging performance in the factory
  • Attend and support production with packaging issues on the production lines
  • Arrange and coordinate trials including trial paperwork generation, management of paperwork and being present at arranged trials as part of continuous improvement of existing packaging
  • Support development of packaging specifications
  • Support and contribute to the R&D packaging agenda overall
  • Assist the R&D Packaging Technical team with NPD and EPD projects
  • Take part in visits and meetings with packaging suppliers, as part of NPD, EPD or CI projects
  • Conduct testing on new packaging materials/formats as needed to ensure adherence to required specifications.

The following are key attributes our client is looking for:

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal and able to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Takes a calm, logical approach to find a solution
  • Has a strong attention to details and the ability to complete accurate trial reports and results

 

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