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Packaging Technologist

Packaging Technologist

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    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum

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    Bethan Griffiths

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Packaging Technologist

£28,000 - £33,000


Yolk Engineering is pleased to be working with a well-known manufacturer based in Plymouth who are looking for a Packaging Technologist to join their procurement team.

This is an opportunity to join a manufacturer who are growing year by year and are showing no signs of slowing down. Expanding the business and developing the team professionally is what this company is all about! With commitments to paying for training, internal promotions and great benefits this is a company where you can build a career - not just a job!

What you will be doing as NPD Packaging Technologist

  • Lead the introduction of new packaging and amendments to existing packaging materials and components in accordance with NPD and cost saving initiatives
  • Work alongside internal and external stakeholders to ensure structural design integrity, development of creative concepts, mock-ups and samples.
  • Provide guidance, advice and support to the relevant teams on packaging structures, materials, print and specification throughout the design process.
  • Approval of technical drawings and print specifications to complete product validation
  • Manage artwork/repro processes, following approval processes, whilst maintaining system records.
  • Conducting factory trials, reporting and liaising directly with stakeholders to support product investigations, optimisation targets and project delivery.
  • Assisting in the compilation of finished goods specifications once validated.
  • Ensuring BOMs created successfully within timelines

The skills you will bring as NPD Packaging Technologist:

  • FMCG expereince is essential.
  • Knowledge across rigid and flexible plastics, carton board and corrugated categories.
  • Proven packaging development experience involving design, innovation and project management through to commercialisation, within an FMCG background.
  • Preferably educated to degree level in a relevant technical, food and or packaging related subject.
  • Strong understanding of packaging operations, packaging materials, specifications, equipment and processes.
  • Demonstrate a competent level of knowledge of printing processes used within the food industries.
  • Excellent project management skills supported by strong communication skills
  • Good reporting discipline with attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated with excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Can do/problem-solving, positive and proactive attitude.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable working across the Microsoft Office suite with strong presentation skills.
  • Experience with Adobe suite would also be a plus.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this NPD Packaging Technologist role apply now by sending your CV or calling me directly on 07458163362.

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.