Packaging Development Technologist

Date: 2 Jun 2023

Location: GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J20, R Whites & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.

In the role of Packaging Development Technologist, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Packaging Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability initiatives that meet our global Packaging strategy and packaging development pipeline. As a Packaging Development Technologist, you will act as packaging technical lead on small to medium sized projects, understand how to manage stakeholders & influence team members and drive results. The Packaging Development Technologist will drive the prioritised initiatives working with cross functional teams through stage gates from concept, implementation to launch.


Our Technical Implementation team consists of a group of trained professionals who are focused on supporting all Britvic business units by adding value through excellent partnerships & collaboration.  Our passions are for best-in-class packaging, for developing superior products that consumers drink and love, and for our impeccable delivery of projects.


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 packaging 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/business continuity projects

  • Plan, execute and report on trials to support the technical programme and more senior packaging team members

  • Support Quality/compliance activities on assigned complaint investigations, RCA and change management

  • Develop and maintain accurate packaging specifications and methods, ensuring that they are statistically validated

  • With guidance from more senior members of the packaging team, understand the risk profile of the packaging solution and actively manage the associated packaging risks and mitigation actions

  • Continuously look for ways to improve packaging utilisation and packing line efficiency

  • Maintain a good knowledge of packaging, production techniques, trends and competitors, keeping abreast of new technologies

  • Be aware of the environmental impact of packaging initiatives and work to minimise them.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required: 


1. Technical packaging development and some project leadership experience with track record of delivering results is desired

2. Technical knowledge in a range of packaging materials (glass, plastic, paper and metal)

3. Base knowledge of the relationship of product, process, packaging equipment and packaging material.

4. Experience of working with manufacturing departments within cross functional project teams is desired

5. Accomplished IT Skills using Microsoft suite of programs (including MS Project), Packaging specification and Quality systems are essential

6. Well-developed interpersonal skills, specifically relationship building, facilitation, written / verbal communication are essential

7. 1 – 3 years experience in Packaging Development/Engineering (FMCG/Pharma)



We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive