PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIST (FMCG / DRINKS)
BASED GLASGOW – 12 MONTHS MATERNITY COVER – £30-35,000 PER ANNUM
ESS’ client is a market leading and world renowned alcoholic drink and premium brand supply business. From their state of the art facilities in Glasgow, they supply and package world famous whisky and other well known spirit brands. Due to an impending maternity leave, the business now needs to recruit a Packaging Technologist to come into the team.
Reporting into the Packaging Technology Manager, the Packaging Technologist responsible for packaging Innovation / NPD delivery across current and future value added packaging projects. In line with the business strategy for creating famous brands, you will help support a demanding product innovation plans. Other key responsibilities include:
Develop new packaging components that meet the marketing brief in terms of functionality, cost and timings in line with the business process
Support concept design with technical solutions based on supplier capabilities and material knowledge
Component development and fit for purpose delivery, facilitating packaging solutions, advising stakeholders of progress and issues
Maintaining and creating materials specifications as well as product data sheets
Managing and facilitating approval of packaging line trials
Operates established processes and looks at ways to further develop said processes
Provides packaging technical expertise internally, identifying, investigating, testing, trialling and resolving both potential and actual issues The relevant candidate is educated to degree calibre in a Supply Chain, Packaging Technology, Materials Science or Technical Marketing discipline. Ideally you have proven experience in FMCG or preferably prestige brand packaging development. Candidates should have experience and knowledge of packaging materials, including manufacturing processes, design and development.
This is a first-class opportunity for a packaging specialist in or outside drinks manufacturing, to get hands on with both Whisky packaging design and prestige / high value brands. The role is set at minimum 12 months, and we will look at candidates working as packaging technologists in food and pharmaceuticals too. You will be an integral part of team, working on the same conditions as other permanent employees.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact our recruitment partner Katie Hydes at ESS Recruit