Technical Development Manager, Flexible Packaging – West Yorkshire
Major market suppliers of shrink wrap, laminated film and high quality printed flexible packaging to the food and drink, home textiles and paper products industries, seek an outstanding Technical Packaging Development Manager, to work with Clients to create the most reliable, innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions for their individual projects.
You will be responsible for providing packaging technology expertise, knowledge, advice and leadership across all flexible packaging formats, ensuring the supply objectives (availability, quality, cost and compliance) are consistently delivered beyond the Client’s expectations.
We seek an individual that will take ownership and steer the business activity and resource to manage a focused approach to the challenges that face the plastics industry in relation to environmental issues and concerns. You’ll provide Packaging expertise and knowledge to the two production sites, driving improvements via materials, equipment and processes to ensure optimal NPD developments and launches.
Pro-actively ensuring packaging procedures and documentation are compliant with European and local law, regulatory requirements, codes of practice and internal standards, you’ll leverage innovation from suppliers, academia & the wider market in furthering their Packaging objectives.
Ideally with a Master’s degree, or relevant experience in a technical discipline e.g. Packaging Technology, Material Science, etc, you will have demonstrable and diverse exposure to flexible packaging formats in a regulated manufacturing business, combined with an in depth knowledge and understanding of the regulated packaging manufacturing technologies development processes and the critical interdependent links.
Currently operating two site divisions, with a combined staff of 130 and recently investing over £6M in state of the art machinery, systems and processes, they are an employer of choice, offering committed, talented & aspirational individuals, a genuine career & professional development opportunity within a high profile market sector.