Senior Packaging Engineer

  • Job Reference: J78956
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Harrison Scott Europe Ltd
  • Website:
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £50,000 to £64,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + 12% bonus + benefits
  • Sector: Packaging, Production, Sustainability, Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

**50/50 Home/Office Based working**

We are working with a multinational food manufacturer as they expand their internal packaging division.

This is a truly exciting opportunity for a packaging development professional to work with some of the most well known brands in the world.

This Senior Packaging Engineer role will be responsible for projects aimed at improving the design and performance of our client's existing packaging portfolio, and ensuring opportunities to optimise costs are identified and realised. You will work with the rest of the Packaging team to deliver the packaging solutions to achieve ambitious sustainability goals.

You will use your advanced technical knowledge and experience, to develop and implement new packaging within a specified area of the portfolio and coaching and mentoring others as part of this.

What are we looking for?

Degree level qualification in a relevant technical discipline (Packaging, Engineering sciences etc); OR relevant prior technical experience; Packaging diploma/degree

Demonstrated knowledge of packaging materials, including flexibles, rigid plastic, cartons, and cases, including machine interaction

Understanding of packaging sciences, packaging development, packaging legislation, food processing and production

"Strong experience in leading and managing projects in an FMCG environment, demonstrating project management skills including risk management, prioritisation and managing a diverse group of stakeholders both in demand and supply

Experience working within Flexible teams, Agile ways of working, and Design Thinking approaches desirable

What would be your key responsibilities?

Leading high profile and complex packaging activities, with accountability for the execution of projects through to commercialisation, shaping and inputting personal initiative

Owning the technical packaging design and development for a variety of projects (of increasing complexity) with a focus on one or more product categories to support growth, value leadership, supply security or sustainability

Creating packaging prototypes and ensuring successful line trials, co-packer and co-manufacturing sites, ensuring the relevant documentation is produced and results are accurately recorded

Creating packaging designs and specifications that deliver the desirable KQA's via robust risk management and the delivery of shopper, customer and supply chain requirements

Working with Regional and Global R&D teams to develop and ensure the effective technical delivery of activities and projects, ultimately delivering Innovation and Value Leadership

Working with the Global or Regional Supply teams to develop and deliver existing or new technology to deliver Innovation and Value Leadership

Leading team activities across engagement and capability building, playing a strong coaching and mentoring role within the team


This is more than just a career opportunity; work for our client and you join a purpose-drive organisation trying to build a better world tomorrow.