Packaging Technologist

Recruiter
That Recruit
Location
Bedford
Salary
30000.00 - 35000.00 Per Year
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Expires
16 Aug 2017
We are currently looking for a Packaging Technologist to carry responsibility for the technical development of agreed packaging products for new and existing products. The Packaging Technologist will develop fit for purpose packaging which meets customer and legislative requirements within the critical path timeline. Key tasks: - Manage the packaging actions for all products developed - Provide customer interaction in all technical packaging areas, resolving quality issues and managing changes - Deliver an accurate and detailed packaging brief to all partners and subcontractors - Provide internal customers with innovative packaging and supply sources - Carry out all packaging related approvals, including artwork, proofs, colour standards & tolerances - Manage the collection of packaging waste data from suppliers, providing information for Company declarations Key results: - Packaging developed through thorough briefing methods, ensuring all required testing and trials are completed - Accurate full technical briefing packs developed and issued to partners, with follow-up communication - New/innovative packaging solutions proactively sourced; suppliers encouraged to present processes and developments - Effective working relations developed with manufacturing partners - Packaging development achieved within critical path - Full understanding of Packaging Waste Directive and CTPA Packaging Manual The Ideal Candidate: - At least 4 years' experience of packaging development in a FMCG environment - Good communication skills especially in communicating effectively with suppliers in Eastern Europe and China - Good time management - Analytical thinking and the ability to anticipate potential problems, including contingency planning - Balanced approach to the needs of technical, quality and commercial business aspects - Ability to think long-term and strategically and to spot opportunities - Able to travel if required - Flexible on working hours as and when the role demands To be considered for this role, please apply today. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75104178