Packaging Technologist

Job reference: 131088BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Research and Development
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Packaging Technologist
As a Packaging Technologist you will work in a cross-functional brand pod to deliver new packaging solutions to agreed time, cost and CSR standards. You will use your extensive packaging technical knowledge and expertise to develop packaging from concept to manufacturing scale-up which delights consumers and drives growth for Global Brands.
Key Responsibilities:
• Accountable for delivering the packaging and selected artwork activities on the 3YR Global Brand NPD, EPD and PLM plan either internally or in collaboration with 3rd parties against the consumer, category and brand requirements
• Uses high levels of packaging expertise to optimise specification, challenge thinking and ensure the best, most scientifically robust product design and artwork
• All stakeholders are managed to ensure on time to the correct cost and quality and optimises the output from the work
• Accountable for quality of data and accuracy, and for the delivery of the final specifications and manufacturing documents
• Consistently prepares written reports for defined audience following scientific principles and legislative requirements as appropriate with minimal support which include regulated product technical files
• Conducts all necessary due diligence and is accountable for identifying and effectively managing packaging technical risks
• Accountable for the packaging product lifecycle management including investigating customer complaints and identifying and delivering ongoing packaging and technical process improvements
A bit about you:
• Proven track record of developing packaging from design concept to market, ideally within FMCG environment
• Excellent knowledge of key packaging technologies, print processes, artwork and origination. This will include a good understanding of IP principles; when and how to protect IP and to resolve IP challenges and how to apply the principles of good Lean design i.e. identification of customer value to drive efficiency across the appropriate value chain
• Experience of tooling new pack shapes
• Proven ability to manage risk, priorities and overall timings for complex technical projects
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
A bit about us…
At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.
What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:
• Competitive Salary & annual discretionary bonus plan
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Generous staff discount scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym and Canteen
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship
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