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Packaging Technologist

Port Sunlight, Merseyside
£30822 - £37776 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Salary Range
Temporary, £14.01 - £21, GBP
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Job Details

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation - our global FMCG client (the powerhouse behind brands such as Persil, Ben & Surf, Comfort, Domestos and Cif) have an opening for a Packaging Technologist to be based at our client's prestigious Research & Development Facility in Port Sunlight, Wirral (requiring 2-3 days per week on site, 1-2 days working from home).

This is a full time, temporary role for a period of 12 months to start the first week of January 2022, paying up to £37,776 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Key Competencies

  • Leading packaging development activities on small to medium new variant/brand projects such as providing technical guidance to suppliers, marketing and component qualification and supporting the implementation of components into our network of factories.
  • Communicate with packaging teams around the globe to share best practice and facilitate/support project development and rollout.
  • Developing new or existing packaging that meets factory, supply chain, formulation, consumer, brand, regional and confidentiality requirements.
  • Lead packaging testing activities, understand and interpret results, make recommendations and build robust specifications.
  • Work and communicate effectively with different departments and suppliers to deliver against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.
  • Provide technical support and trouble-shooting expertise to our factories and external partners.
  • Play an active role in leading and contributing to the Unilever Packaging Strategy and other category activities.

Key Requirements

  • Relevant experience in packaging and/or relevant experience in a manufacturing environment such as QA or engineering with a focus on packaging.
  • A creative, logical and analytical mind to generate innovative packaging solutions to technical design problems.
  • Ability to apply business leadership skills understanding and prioritise the impact of design decisions on cost, consumer and environment.
  • You will need to be self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate complex packaging and engineering principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.


A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

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Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD
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