Packaging Designer/Technologist

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  • Manchester  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Kelloggs  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    8 December 2019  
    Posted on
    28 November 2019  

ABOUT US:

Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.

As the number one most trusted food and drink brand in the UK and the 3rd most reputable food and drink brand in Europe we have much to be proud of.  We have a huge portfolio of over 1,600 tasty foods which includes iconic brands such as Corn Flakes, Special K, Pringles, and Crunchy Nut.

We also believe that our competitive advantage comes from our people. We say it often, because it is true. Our K Values are part of our DNA -we are a company with a heart and soul, and our people care just as much. Our talented teams are encouraged to bring their best selves to work each day.

We are also hugely committed to the communities that we work in and strive to give back as our founder did - you’ll see this in the school breakfast clubs programme and volunteering activities that we encourage all our employees to participate in.  

A career with us is exciting. Our modern and collaborative workspace and inclusive culture at our offices in Media City reflects that. 
 

HERE'S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

An opportunity has arisen to join a transforming Technical Packaging Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide technical packaging expertise to design and develop future proofed, sustainable packaging solutions to lead growth, innovation productivity, and cost and network optimisation objectives.

We require an individual to who can support key projects that require packaging design and development.

In your role as Packaging Designer/ Technologist, you will be part of our success by:

  • Designs, develops, defines and deploys future proof, leading edge sustainable Packaging solutions.
  • Supports multiple packaging projects and programs to generate cost, network or customer benefits whilst ensuring that the packaging is compliant with all relevant food safety requirements & quality standards.
  • Helps to analyse data and applies statistical methodologies to establish recommendations.
  • Supports plant trials and testing to validate recommendations.
  • Reports findings, communicates risks and develops solutions.
  • Attends regular meetings to update project teams, escalate challenges and ensure timelines are accurate.
  • Ensures the Product Development system is correctly used to establish accurate product data and specifications.
  • Maintains & develops customer and supplier relationships.
  • Supports other members of the team in the execution of their projects.
  • Follows all Kellogg’s processes for packaging & product design.
  • Demonstrates troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Researches and reports on future changes in packaging.
  • Delivers all projects on time and to budget and manage the smooth handover of projects from one area to another.

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS:

At Kellogg, we emphasise on recruiting the best people to help grow our business and build on our successes. To be considered for this position, you must be able to demonstrate the following.
 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science or equivalent in Packaging, Product design, Engineering or related technical field.

  • At least 2 years demonstrable experience acting as a technical expert in Packaging and/ or design.

Technical competencies:

  • Shows understanding of packaging components and materials used to produce packaging structures in routine and complex projects. This includes knowledge of the manufacturing processes used, and how they impact barrier and/or other physical properties.

  • Shows a understanding of packing line equipment machinery commissioning& FATs, line performance, performance standards.

  • Able to demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skill.

  • Clear understanding of packaging specifications, data requirements, sustainability, packaging waste regulations, and quality requirements & associated packaging legislation.

Leadership, communication & other capabilities that are needed for this role:

  • A clear and concise communicator with the ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.

  • Show high levels of pro-activity and excellent achievement drive.

  • Highly diligent.

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic with a positive approach.

  • Possess strong rapport-building abilities with negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Is logical, pragmatic & process driven with the ability to think fast and adapt.

  • Excellent time and project management skills with a winning mindset.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • Based at Media City, Manchester with travel to be expected up to 30% of the time. Travel requires working outside of normal business hours including weekends and includes the UK & Europe.

  • Travel to, and work in, manufacturing or test facilities are an integral part of this role. 

  • This role requires working in a food manufacturing environment.

  • Flexibility and prioritisation are required for this role.

OUR GROWTH COMPETENCIES:

The Growth Competencies are a set of skills and behaviours necessary to drive success for Kellogg and for our employees. They are a common guide to selecting the right talent, developing our people & unlocking high performance across the Company. To gather more detail about the behaviours you will need to demonstrate across our leadership competencies, based on the role and responsibilities of this posting, please click here to find  out more about our Growth Competencies model.

THE FINER PRINT:

“Take a look through the keyhole of the UK’s most famous cereal company here and via the #LifeAtK Instagram page.

“Our brands tell a story, create your own story with us”

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact

Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, trans identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

“Our diversity strengthens us – our inclusion advances us”

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