Packaging Technologist, Highlands & Isles

Salary: £35K
Sector: Packaging
Location: Highlands & Isles
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client is a large food manufacturing producer, with multiple UK, and international offices.

They are currently seeking a Packaging Technologist as a new addition to their Group Technical team.

The role:

To ensure the accurate creation and maintenance of all packaging bills of materials for the European group.
To be a technical expert in packaging, overseeing the validation of all new packaging ensuring it is sufficiently specified to ensure successful implementation.
To be the lead for all packaging non-conformance and trouble shooting investigations, ensuring root causes are identified and sustainable preventative actions are implemented to remove the risk of reoccurrence.
To support the group innovation pipeline from a packaging perspective, ensuring new and innovative packaging is sourced and validated in line with the agreed critical paths.

Candidate previous experience requirements:

The candidate should be degree (or equivalent) qualified, ideally in a Packaging or related Food / Scientific field.
A minimum of 3 years Packaging Technology experience, dealing with issues in a food manufacturing environment.
Proven track record of successfully working with packaging materials from a technical viewpoint.
Knowledge of printing processes, art work and packaging materials.
Good level of project management skill.

Personal Qualities/ Behaviours:

Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels within the business.
Close attention to detail and accuracy of work.
Good Interpersonal skills and professional team approach.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Computer literate.
Driven and embraces change

What’s on offer?

A starting salary of up to £35,000
33 days annual leave per annum
Working hours of 08.30 – 17.00 Monday to Friday

Applicants will preferably hold a driving licence as the appointed person will travel to group sites across the UK on some rare occasions per year.

If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.

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Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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