Job Title: Packaging Technologist – Cosmetics & Skincare

Salary: £40k - £50k basic + benefits

Location: South West England

Reference: J3117

Contact: Steve Parker

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Packaging, Packaging Development, South West, Production/Technical

We are on the search for a packaging technologist with strong technical knowledge combined with commercial acumen to join a leading cosmetics and skin care products company.

Candidates must have a good knowledge of component manufacture and decoration. With a proven record in packaging technology, you must have a strong understanding of materials and applications


Supporting the brand by developing packaging from a technically commercial perspective whist holding the sustainability ethos at the core of any development, your responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting the packaging technician with component testing


  • Source of packaging with commercial and sustainable awareness and assess through feasibility process with production team(s)


  • Work cross functionally through the business and manage packaging expectations where necessary


  • Attendance of print passes and first production runs as required to support the business


  • Liaise with the quality team to fully investigate issues and complaints, setting standards and technical input to non conformance process as required


  • Responsible for project management of key business initiatives from a packaging technical and commercial aspect


  • Deliver cost saving and cost avoidance strategies to support the Buying and production teams


  • Co-ordination of line trials and PR runs in line with the CPA


  • Artwork briefs and artwork approvals


  • Creation of component and packing specifications


  • Awareness of costs and budgets and advise the Senior Packaging Manager of costs outside of budget


  • Clear, concise communication on project status updates


  • Ability to assess challenges and identify solutions


  • Communicate effectively to all areas of the business and feed into commercial paperwork for business sign off


  • Awareness of innovation and working with the sustainability team to deliver business initiatives


  • Work with the team on continuous improvements with ways of working, processes and documentation


  • Supplying packaging waste information


  • Ability to provide technical expertise to the business


  • Attend supplier meetings and support the Buying team from a technical perspective



If you are an excellent team player with ability to work under own initiative and prioritise effectively then we would like to hear from you.

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