Packaging Technologist

Location UK / Dungannon Area

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £25000 - 35000

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1366435

 Job Description

Packaging Technologist (Tyrone Based) £25-30K Depending on experience Full time / Permanent position

Packaging Technologist | Dungannon

Packaging Technologist (Tyrone Based)

£25-30K Depending on experience

Full time / Permanent position

Vickerstock are delighted to be working in partnership with one of Europe’s Leading Food Companies based in Dungannon with the recruitment of an experienced Packaging Technologist.

Your new role:

As a Packaging Technologist you will project manage new packaging development projects and identify new and innovative packaging concepts and validate whether they are commercially viable and fit for purpose.

Your duties and responsibilities

  • Understand the product structure and specifications of all packaging
  • Identify where packaging may be over-specified and take a risk-based approach to aligning specification to requirements in order to reduce environmental footprint and manage costs
  • Engage with key suppliers to develop and maintain effective relationships, keeping up to date with new developments in supplier offerings and materials technology
  • Engage with Packaging Technologist resources at key customer accounts to understand and inform customer packaging strategies and translate these into action plans
  • Provide packaging technical subject matter expertise and guidance and support to the NPD and Commercial teams.
  • Project manage new packaging initiatives
  • Implement processes that ensure packaging development is controlled, and aligned to customer and internal standards
  • Ensure new packaging initiatives are well communicated to key stakeholders
  • Develop new packaging concepts and ensure these are fully tested and viable from an operations, technical and commercial viewpoint
  • Present approved packaging concepts to retail customers , including preparation of samples for NPD and packaging development meetings
  • Lead value engineering projects that review the end to end lifecycle of packaging to drive functional, environmental and economic benefits in packaging supply
  • Implement a packaging test programme that periodically validates packaging specification and ensures packaging is fit for purpose Oversee the maintenance of a library of packaging specifications for the Group
  • Oversee the maintenance of a library of packaging specifications for the Group
  • Participate as a member of the Sustainable Packaging Committee
  • Contribute to the development of a Sustainable Packaging Strategy Weekly report to the Group Purchasing Team
  • Periodic report to the Sustainable Packaging Sub-committee

What you will need to succeed
As Packaging Technologist you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of one year’s previous experience in a similar role and working with similar duties to a packaging technologist, packaging design engineer etc
  • Preferably experienced in the food sector, or other FMCG sector
  • Knowledge of plastic polymer science, print technologies and processes
  • Experience with paper based packaging (corrugate, solid board)
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills and highly computer literate
  • Must have good customer facing skills with a strong commercial awareness
  • Full valid driving licence

What we hope you do next:

Please contact Paul to discuss this or other Technical (Food Production)opportunities in absolute confidence on 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV via the link on the page.