Technical Project Manager (Beverage Product & Packaging) - ref : 10,942

Job Description

The role

We are looking for a passionate and self-motivated Technical Project Manager with a proven track record in fmcg (beverage or food manufacturing), to join the Supply Chain Team supporting the identification and implementation of new product development packaging and product solutions. You will be a confident project manager, with a clear sense of timescales and urgency to effectively lead and manage projects working with cross functional teams to support the delivery of NPD from concept to launch by monitoring and managing all technical elements of the project, plus the scope, financials and schedule to ensure projects stay on track.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively project manage all technical aspects of the projects including stakeholder management, budgets and reporting
  • Effectively partner with the Marketing/Innovation project lead and be the focal point of all project communications for the technical functions and our suppliers
  • Driving the technical development and implementation of packaging and liquid formats simultaneously across multiple projects
  • Working with suppliers to develop fit for purpose technical solutions
  • Actively managing technical risk by proactively identifying risks and developing mitigation plans
  • Designing and developing testing plans tailored to the project requirements
  • Arranging and completing trials and assessing trial results (previous experience in this area essential)
  • Involvement in the commissioning of new packaging equipment and production lines
  • Developing standard practices, ways of working and processes across Supply Chain and NPD
  • Ensuring adherence to company, CSR, retailer, H&S and food safety policies

 The Ideal Candidate will demonstrate:

  • Track record of delivery of new product technical development from concept to commercialisation driving cross functional teams
  • Great relationship management skills with strong influencing, facilitation and negotiation
  • Ability to self-manage resource with leadership and management experience and personal accountability for results
  • Technical knowledge of product and packaging development, quality systems and legislation with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent eye for detail with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and abilities in stakeholder management
  • Ability to present information in a rational, structured and concise manner
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

 Requirements

  • Educated to Degree level -Science or Engineering background
  • Ideally 7 + years experience in FMCG or food/drink manufacturing project management
  • Preferably project management and/or packaging diploma certified
  • Flexibility to travel within the UK/Europe.