Packaging Technologist – Fixed Term



Job Purpose

To support packaging development and execution.

This role deals with a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to the following:


Responsible for end-to-end packaging creation
• Build and nurture relationships with MPM factories and printers globally.
• Liaising with factories and internal teams to build and finalise the scope.
• Liaising with Head of Procurement regarding B Corp initiatives/
• Briefing factories, requesting quotes, managing testing process and production of mockups. Some negotiation on packaging elements may be required.

Responsible for packaging die lines
• Scoping and assessment of die lines from factories and managing through across all pack formats.
• Liaising with artwork team to ensure brand guidelines are adhered to.
• Requesting print specs from printers and communicating to repro house.

Own and maintain packaging database:
• Ensure that accurate and timely collection of packaging data which fulfils our obligations (Technical set obligations and directs).
• Central point for all specification and substrate data.
• Own the collection of detailed substrate information from suppliers.
• Ensure packaging sustainability data is accurately maintained – ensuring we are meeting obligations and legal requirements.
• Work closely with departmental / project leads to support the collation of packaging data for regional obligations.

Sustainability/Packaging Innovation
• driving B Corp agenda from packaging perspective.
• driving recyclability, packaging reduction and sustainable solutions.
• tracking trends and insight to fuel next generation packaging.


• Retailer requirements and understanding shelf specifications and how these impact packaging suitability and development.
• Support Innovation team on the 3–5-year pipeline sufficiency and own the packaging requirements to deliver this effectively.
• Technical team with reviewing and updating packaging specifications.
• Sales team with data for retailer packaging submissions e.g., systems and websites.
• Supply Chain with non-regulatory packaging submissions e.g., Germany.
• Mock up development with factories and approval process.
• Supporting Head of Procurement onboarding of new packaging suppliers.


• Packaging processes to ensure continuous improvement in manner and tools that effects the delivery of packaging.


• Provide key reports for use within the company including, but not limited to:
– Progress with development of packaging.
– Plans, timescales, packaging development activity

• Any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of this role.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


• IT literate including use of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook – full training will be given on in house systems.
• Highly organised and can prioritise workloads.
• University degree or equivalent professional qualifications
• Packaging Technologist experience.
• Attention to detail – ensures accurate delivery of information and collateral in a timely and effective manner.
• Personal Learning – Seeks feedback and reacts / learns from experience.
• Effective Communicator – ability to communicate updates and issues.
• Commercial Acumen – Understands the impact of costs and has a focus on profit when driving sales growth.


• Ability to think creatively and innovatively using insight to drive activity.
• Understanding of packaging development processes from within the FMCG industry.
• Ability to analyse results from which can be used to come up with suitable solutions that can solve product related issues.

Is this role for you?


If this exciting opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, apply today with your CV and cover letter.


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