Packaging Technologist

Full Time

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Packaging Technologist / Packaging Specialist

This is an exciting chance to join a globally renowned and leading food 2 go packaging manufacturer as their packaging and materials expert. The UK operation of this packaging powerhouse are based in South Wales where the business manufacture sustainable packaging for some of the worlds biggest blue-chip businesses. As packaging specialist you will be the go to contact for all new product development, existing product development, cost saving trials and sustainability.

The experience we need.

Degree in Packaging strongly preferred. Alternatively, a degree in Materials Science / Chemistry
Ideally you will have four years’ experience gained in a similar Technological role
Experience of working in an integrated manufacturing environment
Some experience of the paper manufacturing industry strongly preferred
Experience of dealing face to face with customers, most of whom are significant, high-profile accounts of strategic importance
Strong project management skills, preferably with formal project management training
IT Literate cross the range of Microsoft products   
The role.

Working closely with customers on proposed material and specification changes
Planning, executing and evaluating on site product trials
Identifying opportunities for improvement or innovation based on customer needs
Providing insight for a range of customers from technological perspective
Keeping up to date on emerging materials and technological trends, informing key internal stakeholders and making recommendations for internal change where required
Monitoring changes in legislation / political landscape for implications on materials usage, recyclability, waste, consumer buying habits and develop appropriate solutions for the business
Monitoring advances in manufacturing / materials technology which could facilitate the company’s growth
Working in partnership with the Sales team to develop commercial proposals
Applying rigorous NPDI Project Management discipline to potential new products and innovations
Establishing fit for purpose packaging standards through factory trials
Escalating technological issues to either Head of Quality or Sales Director
Working in collaboration with the broader Group, attending meetings on central discussions regarding key topics such as innovation, material changes and sustainability   
What you'll get in return.

Offered is a competitive salary DOE with various extras including a competitive pension and annual salary reviews.

Full training and ongoing support will be provided to ensure the right candidates get the most out of their career.

How to apply.

If this sounds of interest, then please click the apply button right away