Packaging Manager - Food Industry

Location Cheshire
Discipline: Household
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Ben Molyneux

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Job ref: BBBH4282_1667382688
Published: about 1 year ago
Startdate: ASAP

Role: Packaging Manager

Salary: DOE

Location: Cheshire

As a packaging manager, you will be responsible for developing new and existing packaging, utilise design and a creative/analytical mindset, and manage specifications for our client in the bakery sector of the Food Industry and its customers. This includes supporting the requirements of multiple bakery plants and a distribution site.

The role:

  • Ensure optimum output from Packaging Technologists; manage and organise them efficiently.
  • Develop next-gen packaging solutions to maintain a competitive advantage and respond to briefs from the NPD team
  • Deliver a detailed overview/brief to chosen suppliers, liaise with internal departments, and carry each project through to operational approval
  • Plan, organise and oversee internal packaging trials and at supplier sites including pre-production trials and provide a report regarding the outcome
  • Design and manage in-house printed labels as well as consistent development of the software that you will be using.
  • Lead cost-saving and packaging optimisation tasks
  • Manage projects alongside our customers - updating their specification systems, utilising their artwork management systems and ensuring, where possible, that both parties are satisfied with packaging suppliers and the materials used
  • Plan and carry out regular audits alongside our suppliers
  • Work with the Technical department to ensure compliance with BRC legislation, BRC audits and any other customer audits
  • Maintain and consistently develop your understanding of relevant packaging legislation and the recycling industry
  • Maintain good relationships with governing bodies and associations such as OPRL, WRAP, CPI & Campden BRI

Desired; what you will bring to the company:

  • 5+ years' experience in the FMCG sector (i.e. Food/Beverage/Household/Cosmetics)
  • A track record of consistently developing and launching new products to the market.
  • NPD/Development experience from concept through to launch.
  • Experience working with product packaging.
  • Project management capabilities
  • Strong influencing and motivating skills

Key Competences

Advanced expertise within:

  • Innovation Execution
  • Project Management
  • Development of Packaging
  • Health and Safety


  • Technical knowledge/experience
  • Process development
  • Supply partnership & relationships
  • Sustainable and responsible sourcing of relevant materials