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Advertiser: Stafforce Personnel Ltd

Job Title: Packaging Development Manager
Rate:£35K.00 to £40K.00 Per Year
Description: My client is the leading seafood processor providing frozen, chilled, branded and retailer branded fish. They are looking for an experienced Packaging Development Manager to join their team for a Fixed Term 1 year contract.

Job Role

To provide project management & expertise in the delivery of packaging projects, create points of difference during the development and design, formats, materials, processes, and technologies to deliver competitive advantage.

The Packaging Development Manager will manage the assessment and development of all packaging projects, working closely with key suppliers and internal teams.

Key Accountabilities:

* Deliver Right first time / best in class packaging development
* Provide expertise in packaging technology and technology innovation
* Explore and introduce innovation and new technologies
* Work in close co-operation with NPD, marketing, production and other internal departments to develop operational packaging solutions
* Ensure packaging materials & design meet company & customer requirements
* Ensure all packaging specifications are completed on time & in full
* Ensure packaging developed is legally compliant in all countries of sale
* Deliver cost saving and quality improvement projects where required
* Proactively seek packaging solutions that add value to customers & consumers
* Support Operational team in trouble shooting packaging technical issues that cannot be easily identified
* Support the artwork approval process to ensure on time to customer expectations
* Assist buyers in tender document preparation and quality documentation

Skills and Experience Required:

* Qualified in a recognised packaging discipline – Scientific degree or Institute of Packaging Diploma
* 5 years in Packaging Development and have an in depth, up to date knowledge of packaging materials, print and production processes to deliver projects without excessive guidance.
* Ability to manage multiple projects within a fast paced, change environment and to be able to think and adapt quickly
* Thorough knowledge of UK supply chains within frozen and chilled FMCG food environment
* Excellent problem solving techniques
* Meticulous attention to detail
* Be Creative and have an innovative mind to be able to develop ideas
* Knowledge of wider packaging and environmental issues
* Knowledge and understanding of legal requirements relating to packaging and associated food production
* Excellent communicator at all levels with ability to influence and engage
* To have good knowledge of design and design process

Key Challenges

* Deliver Innovative & Sustainable packaging solutions
* Support Value Engineering Projects
* Deliver against key customer strategies
* Entangle best in class packaging development across clients categories

Stafforce is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

For more information on this vacancy please contact Emma Allen on 01472 351555.

Stafforce is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
Skills Required: Packaging Development Manager
Job Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Contact: Emma Allen Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01522 785720 Contact Fax: 01522 785727
Reference: 944661 Added: 29-03-2018
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