Packaging Innovation Manager

Packaging Innovation Manager                                                                                  ABJ7110

South East                                                                                                                   c80k Package  

As a Packaging Innovation manager and a specialist in rigid plastics and injection moulding for a global company, you will lead and manage complex projects from ideation to commercialization, providing  technical advice and solutions regarding all packaging requirements with a particular specialism of different packaging substrates such as rigids plastics, printed flexibles, labels, and cartons.  Working closely with key global department  as packaging development manager you will own packaging specifications and implementation process a new and existing product portfolio for the next generation pipeline of packaging for products.

Flexibility on location within the South East and hybrid working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead projects through all stages of injection moulding process implementation, from concept evaluation through commercialisation
  • Leads development of specifications and acceptance protocols to enable the purchase production injection moulds and moulded  components.
  • Lead pilot and commercial moulds trial run and make sure the new project launch on schedule and successfully.
  • Manages suppliers to ensure in the design, development and implementation of injection moulds and conversion of components is done in time and to pre-agreed standards.
  • Manage complex projects from design concept, prototype, build and commercialization of rigids (plastics, metals), printed flexibles, labels, and carton structures.
  • Provide technical support and collaborate with other functions of the business in resolving technical issues during design and development.
  • Provide technical support to procurement on new and existing packaging sourcing requirements, identifying, and actualising opportunities for cost and quality improvement.
  • Travel to suppliers/plants to support development/fine-tuning and or specification release.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree (BSc/BEng/MChem/MSci/ PhD), Polymer Science Materials, Engineering, Packaging
  • Previous experience of packaging development of Injection Moulding packaging (plastic and metal) and flexible plastic packaging, experience of developing complex injection moulded packaging.
  • Knowledge of use and properties of common plastic materials especially polyolefins and global sustainability developments in plastics.
  • Preferred Experience delivering rigid & flexible plastic packaging innovations from concept to launch
  • Experience of rapid prototyping techniques especially related to development of injection moulded packaging.
  • Experience of using CAD software (SolidWorks, etc.) and FEMS software (Moldflow).
  • Exceptional packaging skills to lead all areas within packaging materials, e.g. plastics, paperboard etc. structural packaging and process development – focus on sustainable material.
  • Proven experience of leading projects in previous roles required to lead and influence internal and external stakeholders in a matrix organisation in industries like FMCG / Healthcare/Pharma/  /Nutraceuticals/ Medical devices or key packaging organisations.
  • Extremely commercially minded and open minded to business transformation.
  • Can clearly identify technical risks and trouble shoot them.
  • Strong engineering analysis skills including tolerance analysis, DFA, DFM, DFMEA, validation and documentation.

Salary dependent on experience  – over 80k Package  – Bonus: 30% | Holiday: 25 days | Pension: 20%

To Apply: Please contact ABJ7110

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