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Packaging Technologist

13/07/20 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Packaging Technologist in one of Ireland’s most successful bakery brands, located in Dublin West. This highly creative and unique business has experienced huge growth in recent years. It supplies a range of high-quality, innovative products into key retailers and food service businesses across Europe.

Working within the NPD team and reporting to the NPD Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of packaging innovation and renovation projects.

In this hands-on development role, you will be involved in all aspects of product development, from initial concept to launch. This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark on a highly successful and rapidly-advancing business. Salary circa €55,000 depending on experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead packaging projects from concept/brief to launch.
  • Fully responsible for packaging design, sourcing and developing new packaging formats, materials and technologies to ensure competitive advantage.
  • Ensure implementation and execution of all packaging developments are aligned to process capabilities, commercially acceptable, meeting legislation, consumer, customer, supply chain and environmental needs within agreed timescales.
  • Control artwork approval process, keeping stakeholders notified (front end, supply chain and customer).
  • Conduct all necessary trials for all packaging components, ensuring that assessments are conducted in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Acknowledge and manage all reported packaging concerns and issues and deliver solutions in response to continuity of supply chain, quality and legislative issues associated with existing and new product ranges.
  • Work closely with current and new packaging suppliers to maintain and drive quality standards, attend initial print runs to approve and agree ongoing standards.
  • Lead the packaging cost reduction and consolidation programme.

Skills & experience required:

  • A Technical background and 3-5 years experience with a wide range of packaging formats applicable to FMCG.
  • Strong understanding of procurement, operational and commercial strategies.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and project management skills.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to determine customer/own priorities.
  • Problem solving aptitude and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work unsupervised and within a team environment.
  • Have a flexible attitude to work with the ability to travel as required.

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at brona@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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