Packaging Technologist

Permanent / Full Time|
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Real Pet Food Company has built a reputation for the freshest products you can find. Disrupting the market, we are serving real, locally sourced and made pet food - wet, dry, fresh, chilled and treats. No one knows pets quite the way we do.
We are a fast-growing, innovative FMCG Manufacturer with strong ethics and a love for keeping it real. Our success comes from having a great team of people behind some pet favourites with brands such as Billy & Margot, Farmers Market, Ivory Coat & Nature’s Gift!

This is where you come in…

We are looking for a packaging technologist to lead the design and development of packaging within applicable pet food categories and drive packaging innovation, renovation, improvement, sustainability, and efficiency implementation projects. This is an end-to-end packaging role with the opportunity to truly make it your own across all things packaging; from tenders to NPD, to efficiency projects.

Responsibilities include:
  • Deliver all packaging projects in full and on time
  • Identify, research and put forward packaging innovation projects
  • Technical input into the artwork procedure
  • Drive packaging implementation at the site of manufacture
  • Work in efficiency-improving initiatives 
  • Work with factory QA teams on setting standards and resolving Quality issues
  • Support commissioning of new packaging lines
  • Lead packaging trials and implementations across multiple manufacturing sites
  • Support and advance the Packaging Sustainability Strategy and its associated targets and concepts
  • Develop and maintain Packaging Specifications for all applicable categories
The ideal candidate:
  • Packaging experience within FMCG
  • Ability to communicate effectively between internal stakeholders and external stakeholders across all organisational levels
  • Confident in the translation of technical detail into packaging concepts and vice versa
  • Proactive in the design of new packaging innovations and the identification of continuous improvement opportunities – both within the manufacturing process and the packaging materials
  • Experience dealing with design houses, printing houses, packaging material suppliers, and packaging machinery suppliers
  • Previous experience leading complex projects, with multiple stakeholders, across different geographical locations
  • Great attention to detail, yet creative
  • Ability to work autonomously, and self-directed
Our offer:
When you join Real Pet Food Company you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution while developing your career within an expanding FMCG company. With the continued growth of our business, this is an exciting time to join The Pack.

Please note: NO agencies will be considered during this process. We advise you to refrain from submitting unsolicited profiles
Employment type
Permanent / Full Time
Job Functions
Science & Biotechnology
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