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Being a R&D Packaging Specialist, in the world’s largest food manufacturer, is a highly valued position to hold. It’s a role about discovering, developing and driving improvements of new and existing branded packaging through the entire life cycle, ensuring timeliness, cost and quality. You’ll be rewarded with an attractive package, working within an innovative environment with some of the world’s most loved confectionery brands.
As R&D Packaging Specialist you will work within a multi-disciplinary team, leveraging your expertise to scout for relevant new technologies to support the development and execution of our science and technology roadmaps. The role will be working with 50+ confectionery factories globally, so we are looking for someone who has experience of working in a global role, who is able to travel and adapt to international markets. You will plan, lead & support packaging development projects through the entire life cycle to first product or technology launch, at the same time effectively acquiring and capturing new packaging knowledge, enabling the realisation of new technologies. Managing project stakeholders, negotiating with key decision makers and leveraging internal and external networks will be essential for your success. Reporting to the Expert Line Manager of Packaging, this is a key specialist role to ensure projects are delivered to the satisfaction of our stakeholders.
- Outstanding collaboration and communication skills will make you highly effective in knowledge sharing as well as building effective relationships with key stakeholders.
- Your ability to deal with ambiguous and complex problems will enable you to understand and analyse process and technical aspects, then translate complex information into simple concepts, communicating effectively to meet the overall project and business strategies.
- An experienced FMCG packaging professional, (ideally you will possess a relevant qualification or degree in Packaging)
- Ability to demonstrate a proven track record in packaging related technology development as well as successful project management (e.g. product launch on time, budget and quality) and strong problem-solving skills.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: York, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A