Packaging Technologist

Packaging Technologist

Job Title: Packaging Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blaenavon, Torfaen
Industry: Administration and Office Support
Reference: HQ00002819_1577443666
Contact Name: Angharad Isaac
Contact Email:
Job Published: 27 December 2019
Job Description

Packaging Technologist


Salary: £24,000.00 - £28,000.00 per annum plus benefits

Location: Blaenavon

The role

Vibe Recruit are proud to be representing a prominent family run business in South Wales who continue to provide the best products across the UK. Due to the continued development of talent within the business they currently require a Packaging Technologist. You will work within the Procurement function reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager and will be solely responsible for developing current and new packaging, sourcing new solutions and analyzing feasibility.

Duties and responsibilities

Supporting the business with all packaging quality/wastage concerns and transit tests

Testing packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary) for suitability prior to launch. Capturing data from packing through distribution to store and consumer purchase

Leading factory packaging trails, ensuring data is captured and reporting to all relevant stakeholders internal and external. Ensuring packaging is fit for purpose including suitability and testing.

Signing off artwork and cutter guides (on and off site as appropriate).

Maintaining awareness of packaging innovation through networking with relevant contacts

Developing packaging knowledge throughout the whole site.

Interfacing with customers on packaging design and issues

Maintaining awareness of specific retailer requirements, M&S Plan A, recyclability, tailoring future needs of the business.

Supporting with brand building and maintenance

Attending tradeshows, supplier visits as appropriate

Qualifications, skills and experience required

A good team player who can work independently and on own initiative within specified guidelines or processes

Well organised with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to work with various people across the whole business

Well-developed verbal, written and numeracy skills

Strong IT skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel packages

Excellent organizational skills including ability to manage time and prioritise effectively

A flexible and adaptable approach with willingness to develop knowledge.

Vibe Recruit is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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