Packaging Manager

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Rudheath ,




Responsible for developing new and existing packaging, oversee artwork creation and manage specifications for the Frank Roberts group and its customers, including supporting the requirements of 3 bread plants, a morning goods plant, a biscuits plant, a thins plant and a distribution centre.


What you will contribute:

  • Manage and organise the packaging technologists, set priorities and ensure their optimum output
  • Develop next generation packaging to maintain competitive advantage and in response to briefs from the new product development team
  • Provide a detailed brief to chosen suppliers, liaise with internal departments, and take the project through to operational approval
  • Arrange and oversee packaging trials onsite and at suppliers including pre-production trials and report on the outcome
  • Attend packaging print runs for approval where necessary or ensure printers know what they need to achieve
  • Design and manage in house printed labels as well as development of software used
  • Run cost saving and packaging optimisation projects
  • Manage projects with our customers updating their specification systems, using their artwork management systems and ensuring where possible both parties are happy with packaging suppliers and materials used
  • Plan and execute regular audits with our suppliers
  • Work with technical department to ensure compliancy to BRC legislation, BRC audits and other customer audits
  • Maintaining an understanding of packaging legislation and the recycling industry
  • Maintaining relationships with governing bodies and associations such as OPRL, WRAP, CPI & Campden BRI

What you will bring:

  • Packaging Technology degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 Years' experience in FMCG environment
  • A proven track record of successfully launching new and innovative products
  • Concept to launch development experience with UK retailers
  • Project management skills
  • An ability for true blue sky thinking
  • Show good strong influencing skills at all levels


Salary - Competitive


About Frank Roberts and Sons:

As a family business, here at Frank Roberts and Sons we've been challenging traditions and shaking up baking since 1887. Our family values run through the heart of our business where we are committed to promoting an Inclusive culture that cares for our people and the community around us. Through nurturing and togetherness and a sprinkle of courage we continue to build on our heritage and push the boundaries of producing quality delicious bread and baked goods, come and join the team. Find out more at: