Packaging Technologist/Art worker

  • Birmingham  
    temp to perm  
    £27,540 p/a  
  • Company
    Kitchencraft  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    2 Years Fixed Term Contract  
  • Closing date
    4 July 2019  
    Posted on
    5 June 2019  

Role Purpose:

The role will be managing the design and development of pack variant, including specifying and designing cutting forms, external packaging and transit packaging.  Experience is therefore required in terms of all technical packaging development along with constantly keeping abreast of industry and specific customer packaging requirements, new developments, through to testing and approvals. 

Key Accoutabilities:

  • Create packaging specifications and samples for all new product launches and redevelop current packaging to conform with SIOC, FFP, retail and eco considerate requirements.
  • Confirm function, form and compatibility to the proposed product and proposed manufacturing process.
  • Manage technical aspects of all packaging to meet the designated requirements of buying, marketing, QA and supply chain working to a critical path.
  • Work with suppliers to identify, set up and finalise specifications for required improvements.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with suppliers and keep abreast of new packaging technologies that may provide new / superior benefits.
  • Constantly look for opportunities to improve existing packaging technologies to drive margin and/or performance.
  • Appreciate and work within commercial objectives for the company and our customers.

Essential Experience:

  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Good communication skills with internal departments, stakeholders and external suppliers to enable smooth execution of packaging transition.
  • An awareness of relevant packaging technologies.
  • A good technical & creative eye with a flair for design.
  • Awareness of packaging for commerciality including retail considerations.
  • Experience of working with major retailers to design and specify packaging requirements.
  • Experience of designing, testing and approving packaging.

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • A good understanding of technical drawings.
  • Degree in packaging technology/packaging design ideally, or proven knowledge and experience in packaging management, creation, design or related function.

This position is going to be a Fixed Term Contract only for 2 years and will be based in Aston, Birmingham.

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