Senior Packaging Technologist

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Packaging
Location: South West England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Packaging Technologist

I’m currently working with a fantastic business who design, develop and manufacture cosmetics, fragrance, toiletries and beauty and lifestyle products. They have of 30 years’ experience manufacturing for the global cosmetics market so are very well known in their market.

As part of their continued success and growth, they are looking to recruit a Senior Packaging Technologist to lead packaging development through design, development and implementation stages.

The Role:
• Able to handle multiple projects at one time and a fast development cycle
• Work closely with packaging suppliers to drive and commercialise agreed concepts
• Responsible for supporting the implementation and interpretation of all required testing and developing appropriate action plans
• Ensure all packaging components are risk assessed, tested as appropriate and comply with regulatory and specific customer requirements and are fit for purpose
• Manage and lead technical relationships with suppliers to deliver products to critical time path; meeting packaging goals; relating to print & artwork creation, proofing, standard setting, and production approval
• Make use of technical knowledge and taking a lead role in problem solving of all technical issues pertaining to new and existing packaging formats
• Manage the design, development and validation of new component tooling and ensuring that packaging components are compatible with the filling and packing lines used by finished product manufacturers.
• Help the evaluation and application of innovative solutions or new technologies and materials in the design of packaging to deliver a consumer benefit in terms of product use, to enhance profit margin through material savings, or to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging

The Person:
• Strong understanding of packaging operations, packaging materials, equipment and processes
• Able to assess relative risks and provide risk management and mitigation
• Able to streamline and simplify processes to eliminate activities that do not add value
• Methodical, organised and attention to detail with good analysis and a clear analytical approach to problem solving
• Strong sense of commercial awareness

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who has a good amount of experience in the packaging arena. The basic salary is negotiable depending on your experience and background.

Keywords: Packaging Technologist, Senior Packaging Technologist, Packaging Technician, NPD Technologist, NPD Packaging, Packaging
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Andy Banks
andy.banks@drnewitt.com

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