A food manufacturing company based in Halstead are recruiting for a Packaging Technologist to join their team. You will be tasked to execute and deliver on a range of packaging development & implementation projects that will lead to continuous improvement in product design and performance.
Packaging Technologist - Duties:-
Support product developers with all packaging elements of NPD/EPD briefs from concept to launch with a right first time approach (including sample submissions and sample amendments, customer presentations, critical path, trials, artwork and packaging development process, manufacturing and palletisation guidelines, post implementation reviews);
Leads factory trials for new packaging to ensure that products are only progressed where truly feasible without risk to product integrity, technical standards and commercial viability. Builds a strong relationship with the factory and technical teams;
Understands the factory kit, process and limitations to ensure that they are considered within all new packaging. Highlighting any risks to ensure that they are managed or mitigated;
Brief suppliers and closely work with them in order to meet briefs in the best possible way;
Coordinate suppliers' value engineering and innovation meetings where appropriate;
To continuously keep up to date with innovations within the packaging industry around substrates, printing processes, machinery, etc.…
Packaging Technologist skills/experience needed:-
Innovative, forward thinking, dynamic and bursting full of new ideas;
Ability to work autonomously yet with proven ability to work as part of an effective team;
Drive for results with a "right first time" approach to projects &/or problems;
Ability to be both hands on in the factory or desk based depending on the projects and business needs;
Understanding the importance of packaging for the efficient running of packing lines;
Strong communication and project management skills;
Educated ideally to degree level in a technical discipline with excellent knowledge of packaging materials especially flexibles and corrugated packaging;
Proven track record in applying your technical/scientific problem-solving ability and shows excellent attention to detail;
Sound knowledge of packaging materials and systems.
Packaging Technologist Benefits:-
Salary - £25,000 to £35,000
If you feel you have the right skills and experience for this role as a Packaging Technologist role then please submit your CV via this website.
My name is Simon Clark and I work at the Witham branch of Prime-Appointments and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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