Assistant Packaging Manager R&D (12 months fixed contract)
If you’re passionate about Packaging & Sustainability, join us and take a front seat in the Packaging team. Driving growth through innovation. Packaging is perceived as the key area for establishing a competitive landscape, unlocking optimize yield on our packing operation and at the same time a green global environment by changing its material, shape, and usage
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With a talented, dynamic and ambitious Packaging team, you, as a Packaging R & D Assistant Manager will support the delivery of a change agenda. You will work closely with external suppliers, to “bring the outside in” and drive the packaging agenda, to ensure it is central in all future innovation agendas.
Through the initiation and delivery of key innovation projects and improvement initiatives, you will be responsible for delivering real competitive advantage for the business.
As an integral part of the Packaging Research and Development team, you will be working in challenging packaging projects, focused on sustainability, quality, operational performance, cost, and customer value.
You will be fully conversant with the latest packaging technologies and initiatives to leverage relevant benefits and opportunities for the business and our customers.
You will perform laboratory tests to support the new packaging initiatives.
You will manage and support the managers to deliver the agreed packaging projects which will devise and deliver the two years packaging road map. You will be responsible to manage projects that will drive margin improvements whilst ensuring the ongoing compliance of the packaging portfolio globally.
You will work in partnership with a wide range of internal partners; Marketing, Supply, Procurement, R&D and Quality along with key external partners globally, to effectively drive the packaging projects.
You will Support the Packaging manager to drive new packaging platforms and packaging projects as an integral part of respective category/brand pipelines.
What is your background?
You have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for packaging. You have around 2 years of experience in Packaging R&D; With considerable experience in packaging and product development, experience in FMCG would be ideal.
You can create and maintain packaging specification. You are fully skilled to manage subject linked to packaging food safe regulations and to operate in a traditional packaging laboratory.
You have the ability to perform a transport test and create reports. You have a bright entrepreneurial spirit with an appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories and a strong understanding of the product development process, including management of key partners, design and engineering consultancies, toolmakers, and material converters.
You have a clear understanding and passion for all areas of packaging from trends and creative innovation to execution and maintenance.
Fluent English is a must.
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