Senior Packaging Technologist

Job ID: 2017-2905

Brand: Molton Brown

Location: GB - - Hertfordshire


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Overview:

Develop, establish and confirm all technical aspects of all product packaging, from primary to tertiary on time right first time and to the required quality.

Support business for new product introductions and when needed ongoing production.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtain specifications and samples for all new components, primary to tertiary and establish standards.
  • Confirm function, form and compatibility to the proposed product and proposed manufacturing process.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with suppliers and keep abreast of new packaging technologies that may provide new / superior benefits.
  • Manage technical aspects of all bespoke Molton Brown components to meet the designated requirements of marketing and supply chain on time and in full.
  • Work with manufacturing and 3rd party subcontractors to identify, set up new filling / manufacturing route and finalize specifications for scale up, samples and final production.
  • Constantly look for opportunities to improve existing packaging technologies to drive margin and/or performance.
  • Working with suppliers to sign off products including colour approval standards specifications.
  • Attend relevant product trials and first production - in UK and overseas.
  • Worldwide travel required.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in packaging technology and / or proven knowledge and experience in packaging or related function.
  • 5 years packaging experience preferable in a premium personal care business
  • Understanding of Injection molding / carton manufacture and printing / plastic bottle blowing / glass bottle manufacture / soap making / candle glass / Corrugate outers
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Good communication skills for communication with internal departments, stakeholders and external suppliers to enable smooth execution of product launches
  • An awareness of relevant packaging legislation
  • A good technical & creative eye, to give initial feedback to suppliers, before approval process
  • A good understanding of technical drawing’s and basic tool manufacture across a number of industries and technologies
  • Attention to detail and flair for design
  • Ability to be flexible and solution led to enable NPD's to reach the market on time in full


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