Packaging Technologist

West Midlands
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Jessica Cameron
Job Type

I am working with a well-known UK retailer who are recruiting for an established Packaging Technologist to join their team in head office based in the West Midlands.

Client Details

My client is a growing UK retailer based in the West Midlands. They are a multi-product, multi-channel business who are looking for a Packaging Technologist to join their head office team.


I am working with a well-known UK retailer who are recruiting for an established Packaging Technologist to;

  • have a good understanding of packaging types and materials within general merchandise and seasonal product

  • write and implement quality standards and specifications across a broad range of packaging categories

  • provide packaging advice and support to the product category teams, working with them on their seasonal strategies and range development whilst demonstrating a good understanding of the packaging requirements within the category

  • work with own brand suppliers and preferred printers to ensure factory sites comply with technical and ethical requirements

  • work with suppliers to ensure print quality management and packaging quality standards are well understood and implemented during the product development process, in order to deliver consistent packaging standards in stores

  • ensure that the commercial aspects of all packaging components are well understood, ensuring category teams are well informed and able to negotiate costs effectively

  • work with the category teams and suppliers to implement the sustainability strategy, including use of sustainable materials and packaging reduction targets

  • agree and deliver innovative packaging development, which will aid customer purchasing decisions

  • complete competitor bench-marking projects and seasonal PIRs to improve packaging quality in line with the strategy

  • work towards the reduction of issues and customer complaints by working with suppliers and colleagues

  • complete detailed investigations on packaging issues to identify the root cause of the issue and implement clear corrective action plans, escalating to senior managers where necessary

  • work with industry experts and build networks to ensure packaging is legally compliant and up to date with industry standards


I am working with a well-known UK retailer who are recruiting for an established Packaging Technologist who has;

  • degree, relevant qualification or experience in packaging technology

  • a good understanding of a range of packaging materials and formats

  • ability to create specifications and guidelines

  • awareness of REACH legislation and sustainable sourcing

  • print production, pre-press and cutter guide knowledge

  • problem solving techniques to challenge and stretch the brief

  • ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects whilst working to tight deadlines

  • financial awareness to deliver projects within realistic cost parameters

  • a good level of experience using Adobe illustrator

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