NPD Process and Packaging Development Technologist

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000 - GBP30000/annum GBP25000-GBP30000
14 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Market leading manufacturer seeks NPD Process and Packaging Development Technologist to provide support on all aspects of the product development plans for the business on both branded and non-branded ambient food products. This is a new role created as a result of our client's commitment to NPD and to meet the fervent demand of customers for new products.

The NPD Process and Packaging Development Technologist will act as the expert in all aspects of packaging development and manage the packaging innovation work streams for the business, interacting with all departments in order to find optimum solutions for all NPD projects, as well as looking into improving existing products.

Key tasks for this role include:

?? Provision of process and packaging/artwork support to the NPD team.
?? Maintenance of product matrices for packaging requirements.
?? Creation and maintenance of all process and packaging related documents, including minutes, summary of action plans if required.
?? Provision of support to factory trials, pre- production and launches as required - including: Packaging trial co-ordination, pallet configuration guidance to operations, preparation and planning for trials, supporting trial data analysis and process capability studies.

You will be heavily involved in packaging development projects, including:

Packaging technologies research and packaging supplier networking; developing knowledge of packaging materials and their functionalities; working closely with the Marketing team to initiate packaging innovation initiatives and producing and managing the artwork critical path for customers. Also, providing cutter guide information and sign off for artwork and liaison with design houses.

Ideally a Food Science Graduate (or equivalent) with some machine capability knowledge acquired in the food, beverage or packaging sectors, you will need to have excellent communication and problem solving skills and show a real passion and enthusiasm for what you do! You must be a team player who can function autonomously within a highly motivated, well organised and structured team