Packaging Technologist - Food Industry

Science Solutions Recruitment
Winsford, Cheshire
Pension, Negotiable
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Role: Packaging Technologist

Salary: DOE

Location: Cheshire

As a packaging technologist, you will be responsible for developing new and existing packaging, utilise design and a creative/analytical mindset, and manage specifications for our client in the bakery sector of the Food Industry and its customers. This includes supporting the requirements of multiple bakery plants and a distribution site.

The role:
  • Ensure optimum output; manage and organise time efficiently.
  • Develop next-gen packaging solutions to maintain a competitive advantage and respond to briefs from the NPD team
  • Deliver a detailed overview/brief to chosen suppliers, liaise with internal departments, and carry each project through to operational approval
  • Plan, organise and oversee internal packaging trials and at supplier sites including pre-production trials and provide a report regarding the outcome
  • Design and manage in-house printed labels as well as consistent development of the software that you will be using.
  • Lead cost-saving and packaging optimisation tasks
  • Manage projects alongside our customers - updating their specification systems, utilising their artwork management systems and ensuring, where possible, that both parties are satisfied with packaging suppliers and the materials used
  • Plan and carry out regular audits alongside our suppliers
  • Work with the Technical department to ensure compliance with BRC legislation, BRC audits and any other customer audits
  • Maintain and consistently develop your understanding of relevant packaging legislation and the recycling industry
  • Maintain good relationships with governing bodies and associations such as OPRL, WRAP, CPI & Campden BRI

Desired; what you will bring to the company:
  • 5+ years' experience preferably in the FMCG sector (i.e. Food/Beverage/Household/Cosmetics)
  • A track record of consistently developing and launching new products to the market.
  • NPD/Development experience from concept through to launch.
  • Experience working with product packaging.
  • Project management capabilities
  • Strong influencing and motivating skills

Key Competences

Advanced expertise within:
  • Innovation Execution
  • Project Management
  • Development of Packaging
  • Health and Safety

  • Technical knowledge/experience
  • Process development
  • Supply partnership & relationships
  • Sustainable and responsible sourcing of relevant materials


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

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01925 377815
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Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,

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