Harrison Scott Associates

Personal Care Senior Packaging Technologist - North West

Location
North West England
Salary
£35-40k basic + benefits
Posted
03 Aug 2018
Closes
03 Sep 2018
Ref
J3016
Function
Technologist
Discipline
Packaging
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We have an unmissable opportunity for a Packaging Technologist to join one of the most recognised brands in the world. We have recruited for this client for over 15 years and they continuously top our surveys for job satisfaction, high staff morale and positive working environment. On top of this, it is an organisation which will offer you job security and present you with unrivalled career prospects.  

The main purpose of your role as a Packaging Technologist will be to lead part or all of the Packaging Workstream for projects (e.g. bottle, closure, jar….). You will work as part of the project team to coordinate and manage the delivery of the programmes on projects considering:

  • materials, functionality and sensorials all through the lens of mass production techniques to deliver unique, value driven and sustainable packaging experiences.

Main Accountabilities:

  1. Leading packaging development activities on small to medium new variant/brand projects such as providing technical guidance to suppliers, marketing and component & colour qualification.
  2. Communicate with packaging teams around the globe to share best practice and facilitate / support project development and rollout.
  3. Developing new or existing packaging that meet supply chain, formulation, consumer, brand, regional and confidentiality requirements.
  4. Lead packaging testing activities, understand and interpret results, make recommendations and build robust specifications.
  5. Work and communicate effectively with different departments and suppliers to deliver against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.
  6. Play an active role in leading and contributing to the Packaging Strategy and other category activities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 3 years relevant experience in packaging development.
  • A creative, logical and analytical mind to generate innovative design solutions to technical design problems.
  • Ability to apply business leadership skills understanding and prioritise the impact of design decisions on cost, consumer and environment.
  • You will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex engineering and design principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.

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