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R&D Packaging Innovation Technologist

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Date: 26-Jun-2022

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

Company: Britvic

R&D Packaging Innovation Technologist


Hemel Hempstead


About the Role:

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. We pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle. 

Our R&D team consists of a group of highly trained scientists and professionals who work collaboratively with internal and external expert partners. The team use science and technology to transform the future of soft drinks, creating products and packaging that help our consumers to ‘enjoy life’s everyday moments’ with a positive impact on environment and society.

As our R&D Packaging Technologist you will apply your broad knowledge materials, sustainability and technology to enable more sustainable packaging development. The purpose is to develop innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions that contribute to our overall brand propositions and Corporate Sustainability goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the delivery of the Britvic Packaging Innovation strategy, with ownership of the delivery of defined elements of the plan.
  • Lead projects to develop new packaging concepts, designs and materials with suppliers and academic partners.
  • Work with internal and external partners on material science projects & initiatives that will support the delivery of Britvic’s long-term ambition.
  • Represent Packaging Innovation in sustainability and recyclability forums with internal stakeholders & external partners (suppliers, academia, industry bodies)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years packaging experience in the food/drinks industry or FMCG environment.
  • Knowledge of packaging materials used in FMCG (glass, metal, plastic, card) and emerging technologies within packaging.
  • Knowledge of multiple packaging formats and types (primary & secondary)
  • Knowledge on packaging sustainability
  • Academic, work experience or research skills/experience in material science or design

Key Behaviours:

Great team player, working together to deliver great results (We’re stronger together)

Creates respectful relationships with colleagues built on openness, honesty and trust (We Care)

Works with the highest standards of integrity and with great pride (We’re Courageous)

Constantly challenges ways of working for continuous improvement (We own it)


  • A degree (or equivalent) in scientific, materials science, chemistry, polymer chemistry and/or packaging technology is preferred
  • Relevant Packaging Qualifications are desirable (e.g. IOM3)
  • Working knowledge of IT systems such as MS Office is essential.
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