Kelso Jones

Packaging Technologist

Up to £40,000 per annum
17 Nov 2017
15 Dec 2017
Marketing Disciplines
Planning, Project Management
Industry Sector
Print & Packaging, Retail
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role

Our client, a well established Retail Packaging Specialist in Leicestershire, has a fantastic opportunity for a Packaging Technologist to join their passionate team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing expert advice and solutions regarding all technical packaging requirements across the organisation.

Key responsibilities:

Provide support to the New Product Development process when required, helping to define packaging specifications, costs and ensure process capability.

Assess packaging to ensure it is fit for purpose (by completing testing and trials), modify as necessary to meet: customer requirements, shopper requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements.

Establish and follow project schedules.

Work with selected suppliers in development work.

Deliver the content of technical specifications for all packaging components developed in a project, within agreed timelines.

Liaise with suppliers to source packaging, create mock ups and design proposals that are representative of what can be produced and amend as required.

Structural assessment, sample sign off and creating packaging specifications.

Evaluation of initial designs to ensure what is presented can be reproduced. Highlight tooling and decoration limitations and advise alternatives/amendments.

Review developed artworks to verify compliance with business requirements.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of packaging innovation developments with packaging suppliers.

Challenge and manage suppliers to deliver the required standards.

You will have:

Current knowledge of packaging developments and industry trends.

Proven track record of managing projects from start to finish.

An understanding of technical administration, including packaging specifications

to resolve and document packaging issues.

Excellent knowledge of key packaging technologies, print processes, artwork and origination.

Experience of tooling new pack shapes.

Proven ability to manage risk, priorities and overall timings for complex technical projects.

Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

This is offered as a full time permanent job.

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