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Packaging Technologist

REF. JXQ272

MASS COMMODITIES | Production, Operations and R&D

A multinational company within the FMCG is looking for a Packaging Technologist.

Functions

  • Lead the transfers of products packaging interacting with external in internal international stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in brainstorming, development, engineering and successful implementation of new cutting edge technology packages that will give our client an innovative competitive edge in the marketplace.
  • Anticipate issues and trouble spots which may be encountered during product/project development and launch cycle, and having plans of action to remedy or avoid such issues.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and updating the required documentation, and communications related to the components technical information (BOM, green dot, logistics data, technical specifications,..)
  • Ensuring that packaging products meet set requirements and specifications (first entry component)
  • Technical supervision of new and current unit and/or packaging production tooling
  • Recommend and investigate new packaging methods, material and equipment to improve quality and/or cost effectiveness.
  • Project Management and ownership of Global RPP actions within assigned products, coordination of activities and project milestones for each item or grouping of items to be addressed
  • Carry out and take ownership of specific Packaging projects in conjunction with plant departments and/or Package Development.
  • Track and coordinate artwork and specification transfer to supplier, as well as supplier readiness for production.
  • Participate in supplier evaluations and qualifications, and bring them up to speed with our client’s requirements.
  • Collaboration with R&D and production plant in carrying out the necessary tests to ensure proper container-product interaction and packaging line.
  • Act as prime interface with plant personal regarding production runs of products and any problems arising.
  • Controlling production and quality standards
  • Collaboration with suppliers to find improved packages, processes and technologies
  • Collaboration with logistics department in terms of logistics data

Requirements

  • We are looking for…
  • A candidate with 4 years of professional experience with Package Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemistry degree or Similar. Prefer background in FMCG, CPG or OTC healthcare sectors.
  • Experience in primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
  • You have project leadership experience with cross functional off site team.
  • Expertise in development and engineering of packaging, with knowledge in business environmental sector.
  • Can show evidence of facilitating skilled professionals in a dynamic, high pressure, constantly changing environment.
  • Highly self-motivated, pro-active, results oriented individual with good interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership or membership of teams that consistently seek out value propositions
  • Requires local and/or regional travel, and may require international travel

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