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Packaging Development Technologist

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Date: 28-Oct-2020

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

Packaging Development Technologist


At Britvic, we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic, creative and trusted soft drinks company in the world. The name behind big household favorites like Pepsi, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, J20, 7Up, Tango, Purdeys plus a growing portfolio of premium brands, Britvic is one of the UK's leading players in the FMCG market. With a strong position both in the UK and internationally, we are looking to build on our success with an ambitious growth plan.


About the Role:

The Packaging Development Technologist is responsible for delivery of packaging initiatives and projects for assigned brands/portfolios within the Business Unit.

You will:

  • Manage small to medium size Packaging initiatives and projects within the Business Unit with guidance from more senior colleagues, execute flawless delivery and work effectively with cross functional project teams on the execution of the portfolio strategy
  • Own the development of some packaging work processes and systems
  • Provide day to day support for all packaging related activities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for writing and Managing project documentation related design and control documentation (e.g. Design brief, supplier brief, and specifications)
  • Developing and executing package testing plans
  • Validate designs through to full scale manufacturing at a Britvic’s manufacturing site, or contract packer
  • Create effective partnerships with Marketing, Quality, Supply Chain, Procurement and Suppliers to enable flawless project delivery of key objectives
  • Provide technical input on packaging development projects from concept and brief to commercialisation
  • Ensure all project work assigned is delivered on time, on budget and that the Britvic stage gates and success criteria are met (including FMEA, DQVV etc)
  • First point of contact for all technical packaging queries for assigned projects and initiatives
  • Liaise with manufacturing, contract Packers, procurement and Packaging suppliers in order to support cost saving/compliance/sustainability/business continuity projects

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Technical packaging development and some project leadership experience with track record of delivering results is desired
  • Technical knowledge in a range of packaging materials (glass, plastic, paper and metal)
  • Base knowledge of the relationship of product, process, packaging equipment and packaging material.
  • Experience of working with manufacturing departments within cross functional project teams is desired
  • Accomplished IT Skills using Microsoft suite of programs (including MS Project), Packaging specification and Quality systems are essential
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, specifically relationship building, facilitation, written / verbal communication are essential
  • Experience in Packaging Development/Engineering (FMCG/Pharma)


We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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