Packaging Technologist

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Recruiter
Unilever
Location
Merseyside, Prenton
Salary
£24665 - £32000 per annum + bonus & holidays
Posted
02 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
SW/PACKAGING/8894
Contact
Manpower UK
Sector
Scientific
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Leading Global FMCG company with Brands such as Dove, Knorr, Persil & Magnum are currently looking for a Packaging Technologist based at their prestigious facility in Port Sunlight Research & Development. This is a full-time temporary role for a period of 6 months, with possibility of extension, working a 37.5 hour week. This role is paying up to £32,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

The job holder will have the chance to collaborate with and guide multi-disciplinary teams and external partners in order to create value and meet consumer. Also, he/she will have the chance to grow further and be supported by various training initiatives both inside and outside Packaging.

Main accountabilities:

  • Lead packaging testing activities, define and organise trials, understand and interpret results, make recommendations and build robust specifications.
  • Manage Artwork approvals for packaging components in Blue System.
  • Develop secondary packaging and pallet plans, ensuring efficiency and quality in transit
  • Define and write technical specifications for both primary and secondary packaging.
  • Transfer the accurate packaging specifications into the spec systems with guidance.
  • Leading packaging development activities on new variant/brand projects such as providing technical guidance to suppliers, marketing and component & colour qualification
  • Work and communicate effectively with different departments and suppliers to deliver against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science related areas (Recent graduate considered)
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in packaging development
  • Understand different packaging format (bottle, cap, jar…) and its manufacturing process
  • Familiar with lab testing for different packaging formats
  • Understand technical drawings and experienced of AW approvals
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex engineering and design principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.
  • Possibility of minimal travel to Europe may be required

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