SENIOR PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIST

Job Description

NEW VACANCIES! (PK6711)


SENIOR PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIST


NORTH WEST


£OPEN

Our client is a global manufacturer of corrugated packaging products, they are currently looking to recruit a Senior Packaging Technologist


Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Kasemake CAD software (or similar)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ideally worked in Corrugated / Carton board Structural Design
  • A proven track record in developing packaging solutions
  • A solid understanding of board / box manufacturing methods and tooling design
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines, high workloads and delegate accordingly
  • Good communication skills, with an ability to communicate in person and via network systems with all levels within the business
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Computer Literate on PC systems

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Innovative thinker with a passionate for product development and sustainability
  • Ability to work as part of a team, where all members 'muck-in and get their hands dirty'
  • Reliable with good organisation skills and excellent time management

Role Responsibilities:

  • Deliver market leading packaging concepts, meeting customers' requirements including digital and physical product mock-ups
  • Pro-actively develop concepts for emerging markets, considering new materials and processes
  • Managing the day-to-day workflow of the department, ensuring deadlines are met at a high standard.
  • Provide expertise to lead problem solving, product testing / trialing and resolve packaging issues/quality concerns.
  • Deliver Packaging projects from concept to go live including sampling, artwork management and product approval
  • Mentoring and developing team members through a training and development programme
  • Work with the NPD / Sales Team / Customer to ensure we have full understanding of brief and support as required to meet the product criteria.
  • Designing and ordering tooling with key considerations of manufacturing efficiencies and print
  • Ensuring product development process is fully documented through in-house systems.
  • Full review of developed artworks to verify compliance with business requirements.
  • Full responsibility for product sign-off and approval.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of innovation developments with packaging suppliers and machine manufacturers.
  • Implementing new specifications and ensuring the team are adhering to the specifications, liaising with the Product Manager.
  • Monitoring packaging efficiency impact on operational processes, from machine speeds to packing and pallet specification and ensure products are cost effective.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the product and manufacturing teams to ensure a seamless process.
  • Keeping up to date with appropriate technology and software (including training programmes) and ensuring equipment is serviced and well maintained.
  • Main Point of contact - liaising and creating working relationships internally and within group and with immediate suppliers and couriers.
  • Attending and presenting at site meetings with development opportunities and material innovations
  • Responsible for ensuring yourself and the team are working in a safe and responsible manner, in line with health, safety and environmental obligations and ensuring machinery is well maintained