Packaging Technologist

Rudheath ,

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Packaging Technologist

Location - Northwich, Cheshire

This is a great opportunity to join our R&D team with innovation and sustainability at our core! As a Packaging Technologist, you will work across our Bread and Biscuit plants to design and develop the packaging elements of our products. No two days are the same and you’ll be working on all aspects from seasonal Gingerbread kits through to paper bread bags in high-speed production. Project management, attention to detail and teamworking are the key skills you will require with a keen eye for continuous improvement.


What you will contribute

  • Generating new packaging with our suppliers in response to briefs from our Marketing Team
  • Managing projects from concept to launch, through collaborative teamworking with internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing the design to artwork process for projects
  • Running trials at our plants in Northwich and Ilkeston
  • Building relationships with key customers and managing the implementation of packaging initiatives
  • Ensuring all activity is completed to BRC compliant standards, company policies and procedures ensuring accurately record keeping
  • Managing the packaging specifications database and supplier information


What you will bring

  • Packaging Degree or equivalent
  • Manufacturing experience in FMCG sector
  • Good level of knowledge of the design to print process and product development cycle, ideally within retailer brands
  • Project Management experience across multi-disciplinary teams including Risk analysis/mitigation, ability to coordinate to achieve critical path deadlines competently
  • Awareness of external developments in Packaging, Technology, Sustainability & Legislation
  • Collaborative work style, team player and good attention to detail. Completer finisher ensuring all elements of a project are completed
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Flexible and agile in approach with the confidence to take the lead and influence key stakeholders


Key Competences and levels of capability 

  • Packaging Development - Advanced
  • Health & Safety – Foundational
  • Technical Expertise - Foundational
  • Innovation Execution - Intermediate
  • Project Management - Intermediate
  • Responsible & Sustainable sourcing – Foundational
  • Supply partnership - Foundational


Competitive Salary in line with experience & benefits package