Packaging Development Manager Job in Coventry, West Midlands, England - The Sterling Choice
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Packaging Development Manager - Coventry, West Midlands, England

2020-11-19T13:38:46+00:00 2020-12-19T13:38:46+00:00 The Sterling Choicehttps://www.thesterlingchoice.com/wp-content/themes/sterling/assets/img/logo-color.png £Market related per annum

A brand that is known all around the world, with their products in all the major retailers is seeking to hire a Packaging Manager to join the NPD team at their Warwickshire site.   It is an exciting time to join this international FMCG company – as a leader in their category, they continue to push the boundaries of excellence and technology with a constant drive to innovate, making it a very passionate and dynamic place to be.

Summary of key responsibilities;

  • The successful Packaging Manager will have a vital role in understanding the part packaging plays in this category for consumers and customers and work with suppliers to understand technology advances to deliver a packaging strategy (including primary & secondary packaging materials, merchandising, formats) and develop a programme of work that delivers commercial growth and competitive advantage for their products
  • Deliver packaging cost saving and rationalisation projects
  • Manage relationships with design houses to support development of good practice
  • Improve printing process and quality of reprographics
  • Support NPD process to bring new products to market with trials and transit support
  • Manage day to day issues with site packaging, supporting QA and operations

To be successful in this role you will need;

  • Extensive food packaging knowledge gained from your vast experience in FMCG, ideally food/beverage manufacturing
  • To be extremely commercially competent, passionate, and incredibly driven.  The successful candidate will need to set the packaging strategy and lead it by being very hands on
  • A decision maker is needed – someone who is assertive, confident, someone who gives clear direction and crucially delivers with pace
  • Excellent working knowledge of technical and legal requirements and specifications
  • Knowledge of industry trends and competitors and innovation capability to influence packaging development
  • Manage multiple priorities at once for differing channels
  • Successful value engineering experience whilst maintaining product quality
  • Educated to degree level with relevant industry qualifications
  • Successful line management experience where you have demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and develop high performing teams

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