Senior Packaging Technologist - Home based – some travel involved

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Home based – some travel involved
  • Job Type: Packaging
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c. £45,000
  • Date Posted: 16/03/2022
  • Expiry Date: 30/04/2022

Senior Packaging Technologist

(Home based – some travel involved)

Salary c. £45,000


Are you looking for a new challenge with a fast-paced and innovative business? My client is recruiting for a Senior Packaging Technologist to join their sustainability focused food manufacturing business…


The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Packaging, you will be responsible for the design, development, and manufacture of packaging in response to briefs.

  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of packaging materials, manufacturing processes, suppliers (existing and new) and packaging innovation within the industry
  • Supporting Research and Development (R&D) through sourcing and developing of packaging materials
  • Identification of cost savings to the business through packaging innovation and/or materials development
  • Conduct and report back on Primary and Secondary materials trials and testing ensuring that these are approved and specified
  • Creation of material specifications and approval of customer artwork including internal specifications
  • Maintenance of the packaging materials database and specification libraries
  • Provide support to Sales and Marketing in terms of key packaging developments with an understanding of sustainability, packaging waste directives and the environment


The Candidate:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a packaging technologist role relating to food/FMCG industry
  • Experience of working with Printed Flexibles, Cartons, Tins, Corrugated and Thermoformed packaging components (desirable)
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Comfortable using packaging specification software and presenting to key customers
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the business


The Package:

  • Salary c. £45,000 (depending on experience)
  • Remote work – some travel will be involved to visit the factories this role supports
  • Monday – Friday
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Bonus


Next Steps:

If you are interested, please click ‘apply’ to process your application