The role is to provide advice and solutions regarding all technical packaging requirements across the organisation. The Packaging Technologist will take ownership of all packaging related issues and will manage all packaging and logistics specifications.
•Provide support to the New Product Development/Innovation and Portfolio Management Processes when required, helping to define packaging specifications, costs and ensure process capability.
•Driving the sustainability agenda in collaboration with the CSR & Environment Team and working with Supply Chain and Procurement.
•Keep abreast of packaging sustainability, ethical supply routes and global sourcing developments.
•To source new packaging and/or suppliers in line with design briefs or procurement projects.
•To attend first off production runs at our manufacturing sites and at suppliers as required.
•To provide technical support to Procurement on new and existing packaging sourcing requirements, identifying and actualising opportunities for cost and quality improvement.
•To lead change control and line trials for new Packaging initiatives from Procurement, NPD or the Head of Production until completion.
•To ensure that packaging components and specifications are consistent with our third party manufacturers, machinery and quality control requirements.
Skills and Experience
•3+ years of relevant experience in Pharma, Cosmetics, Toiletries or FMCG
•Experience of working with Technical, Quality, Production, Procurement, and Commercial departments to resolve and document packaging issues
•Strong understanding of pharma regulations and requirements
•Established working relationships with external suppliers and industry experts within the Packaging industry
•Current knowledge of packaging developments and industry trends
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