Senior Packaging Technologist

Location
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (GB)
Salary
Competitive Package
Posted
Sep 15, 2016
Closes
Oct 13, 2016
Ref
HUL001L2
Discipline
Engineering, Other
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Purpose

  • Influencing and offering packaging expertise to all functions within the business

  • Leadership of NPD projects involving new packaging components or technologies

  • Identifying cost reduction opportunities and driving through viable opportunities to implementation

  • Development of team members

Responsibilities

  • To evaluate and execute packaging changes to agreed project timelines in line with business plans

  • To take ownership of packaging component trials and to drive these to completion

  • To explore and progress cost reduction opportunities

  • To maintain FDA and cGMP compliance in packaging activities

  • To support various functions with packaging expertise

  • To support training and development for all packaging roles

  • To evaluate concept, development and launch briefs in support of the Business Change process

Experience/Qualifications

  • Extensive packaging experience
  • Industry experience, Pharmaceuticals or FMCG business in a leadership role
  • Knowledge of UK, EU and FDA standards and legislation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence
  • Drive and commitment
  • Broad commercial awareness and systems oriented

Personal Attributes

  • Global mind-set, ability to think across functional boundaries and with a solid commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues
  • Takes action to improve effectiveness of the wider packaging team unblocks obstacles
  • Broad knowledge and good understanding of material properties and processing technology
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills, using a range of approaches tailored to the audience/situation
  • Has the ability to work with and influence cross functional teams
  • Organised and persistent
  • Goes beyond routine questioning to find out more
  • Ability to problem solve (Breaks down problems in several ways identifying less obvious  root cause and technically viable solutions)
  • Achievement driven
  • Organised and persistent