Senior Packaging Technologist

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Senior Packaging Technologist

  • Location:

    Leicestershire

  • Sector:

    New Product Development

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000

  • Job ref:

    TF2695

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-03-10

Here at Alexander Steele Recruitment we continue to partner with a global food manufacturer who supply a vast range of food products to UK retailer and Food Service outlets. The business has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Packaging Technologist to join their UK innovation team at their site in Leicestershire. On offer: • Salary is circa £50,000 + bonus • Working Mon - Fri with 2 days WFH • 33 days holiday • Enhanced company pension • Medical scheme • Excellent career development opportunities The role of a Packaging Technologist involves taking lead of the technical aspects of packaging development. Reporting to Head of NPD and Innovation, the Senior Packaging Technologist plays a crucial role in the entire life cycle of packaging, from sourcing, designing and development of packaging with a focus on responsding to new packging briefs; Key accountabilities; • Leading all packaging projects • Drive sustainability agenda actoss all packaging • Assure adherence of packaging products to predefined requirements and specification. • Produce prototypes for the purpose of evaluating diverse materials and design options. • Work cross functionally with Commercial, Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations, and Suppliers, facilitating seamless project delivery aligned with key business objectives. • Work closely with suppliers to identify packaging solutions and recognise opportunities for cost reduction without compromising quality standards. • Conduct packaging trials to assess suitability and evaluate performance across diverse conditions. • Oversee artwork development throughout the organisation), engaging with graphic designers (both internal and external) to ensure accurate artwork creation. • Maintain current knowledge of technological advancements in the packaging field. The candidate: • Packaging Development experience with a strong understanding of packaging components, supplier and manufacturing processes. • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) • Be organised and be able to manage multiple projects • Proactive and creative approach to problem solving • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to strict deadlines • Sound understanding and experience of financial / cost management If this sounds like it could be the role for you please apply with an up to date CV or more information please Tracey on 0131 370 9191 / 07837 566646 / tracey.fleming@alexandersteele.com