Packaging Technologist Job Description

Packaging Technologist Job Description

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Packaging technologist provides JSC sites (internal & external) with the design, installation & qualification of Packaging Equipment / Technologies.

Packaging Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective packaging technologist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included packaging technologist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Good appreciation of Design innovation
Accurate and on time delivery of category ranges and projects
Supplier compliance with packaging specifications and standards
Print and colour consistency of packaging in Stores
Benchmarking results and innovation presented at category seasonal intent meetings
Excellent communication with internal and external stakeholders
Issues managed in a timely manner with agreed corrective actions in place
Commercial awareness demonstrated in category meetings
Good judgement, drive and influence
Demonstrates the behaviours, attitudes, values and beliefs of Sainsbury's

Packaging Technologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Packaging Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPP, PAC, PMP

Education for Packaging Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the packaging technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Science, Technical, Technology, Chemical Engineering, Product Design, Design, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Packaging Technologist

Desired skills for packaging technologist include:

Current sustainability trends and issues in relation to packaging
Packaging materials
Food related technologies
Packaging regulatory aspects
Reprographics and development
Factors that support the wider factory goals for safety
Food packaging technologies
Impact of packaging design on the equipment as used with Coty
Its construction and limitations

Desired experience for packaging technologist includes:

Excellent working knowledge of quality systems and audit program
To support the running of the TPD laboratory within the framework of Health & Safety and Hygiene
Knowledge of the inter-relationships of product, process and packaging
Bachelor’s/Master Degree
Very high strategic agility and business acumen
Ability to assess new/unique packaging formats/innovations and apply to products

Packaging Technologist Examples


Packaging Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a packaging technologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for packaging technologist
  • Identify high risk formulation/packaging and assess testing with suppliers
  • Working as a functional expert in cross functional teams to deliver business goals
  • Review of SPT (Structural Packaging Test) reports
  • Annual review of SPT Acceptance Criteria & Vendor Guide
  • Preparation of weekly or period scorecard reporting
  • Research and keep current on packaging trends / new technologies
  • Initiate, monitor and approve filling line and transit trials
  • Keep up to date with developments in all aspects of packaging (technology, exhibition, trends)
  • You will work on a range of projects including new packaging development projects relating to primary secondary and tertiary packaging formats
  • Certificate in Packaging & Labelling – Level 3 or equivalent
Qualifications for packaging technologist
  • Degree in Food Science/ Food Technology, Chemical Engineering or any science field with at least 5 years experience in R & D preferably in Food Manufacturing industry
  • Good scientific, analytical and problem solving skills and knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate a clear analytical approach to problem solving tools
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and MS Project knowledge
  • Develop and implements specific action plans to accomplish agreed upon objectives
  • Provision of detailed material, weight and composition information for all packaging components data for U.K

Packaging Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of packaging technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for packaging technologist
  • IT skills – competent understanding of IT systems
  • Can-Do’ approach and flexible to changing environment
  • Influence and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to coach and create a quality mind-set within the team
  • Review and analyze a variety of engineering data, documents and reports
  • Position located in Windsor, CT
  • As part of the Packaging team you will be responsible for the development and industrialisation of packaging in line with the business timings and requirements
  • Leads smaller packaging technology projects and programs to increase consumer and customer benefits whilst enhancing gross profit, Help to increase efficiencies and productivity in operations simplification where possible
  • The Packaging Technologist helps to support developing customer and supplier relationships, ensuring that projects and processes are compliant, whilst executed on time to meet business needs
  • As a Packaging Technologist, you must be methodical, analytical and flexible with great communication and prioritisation skills
Qualifications for packaging technologist
  • Bachelors degree preferred but relevant experience or PIABC Diploma in Packaging Technology is also acceptable
  • Working knowledge of Managing and Controlling Change system
  • Root Cause Analysis, Deviation and CAPA Mastery is preferred
  • Good knowledge of Clinical supply requirements and regulations
  • Ability to work in matrix teams in a cohesive and effective way
  • Collaborate well with others to define and achieve team goals and objectives

Packaging Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a packaging technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for packaging technologist
  • Self-motivation as well a positive approach and enthusiasm essential
  • Develop innovative and robust packaging solutions on time in line with customer briefs/business strategy working closely with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • To stay abreast of changing packaging technologies and solutions and to proactively keep the business and customer informed
  • Conduct factory trials and commissioning to validate all new packaging items ensuring it is functional and fit for purpose
  • Ensure visibility of project progress to internal departments and customers
  • To fully understand legislation pertaining to packaging and advise business accordingly of implications
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of factory capabilities in order to scope out packaging & label projects at initial concept stages and oversee the implementation in the factory up until post launch evaluation
Qualifications for packaging technologist
  • Good appreciation of GMP
  • Team player - ability to put needs of team and output of the team above own priorities
  • MEng/MSc/PhD
  • Member of Packaging Institute
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams
  • Must be willing/able to drive a company or rental vehicle as needed

Packaging Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a packaging technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for packaging technologist
  • Execute and deliver on a range of packaging development & implementation projects that will lead to continuous improvement in product design and performance
  • Leads project team during product/packaging development & implementation phases to ensure the packaging is compliant with all relevant food safety requirements, quality standards and shelf life requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring the packaging databases for specifications and all packaging data are up to date and aligned with business requirements
  • Responsible for the development & progression of more junior Packaging technologists
  • Implements cost savings initiatives to deliver against the annual cost savings target
  • Ensure that the defined testing & approval procedures are in place and followed
  • Contribute to the definition of minimum standards and critical success factors (CSFs) as part of the Handover 1 and 2 processes for defined packaging implementation projects in collaboration with other site R&D team members, MPE Hub R&D, and local cross-functional teams
Qualifications for packaging technologist
  • Expertise with MS Office software (Excel, Outlook, Word, and Power Point)
  • A proven track record of results in an FMCG packaging role
  • A good breadth of understanding about the issues and opportunities facing packaging today
  • Use of artwork approval tools such as Esko systems Webcentre
  • Use of PLM, SAP, and Cape pack
  • To interface with other functions in support of project delivery

Packaging Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a packaging technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for packaging technologist
  • Proactively assist in resolving packaging design issues
  • Take ownership of all relevant packaging development projects, as assigned by the Packaging Development Manager, and execution of same from idea generation to successful launch
  • Assist the Packaging Development Manager in ensuring all projects are fulfilled on time so as to maximise customer service and manage costs effectively
  • Ensure all new packaging items are successfully tested, trialed and meet agreed specifications prior to use
  • Issue timely and accurate agreed critical paths and costs for all packaging development projects
  • Work closely and establish positive relationships with all key stakeholders including the Marketing, Innovation, Production, Quality and Purchasing teams, along with Suppliers and Customers regarding all new projects and packaging changes
  • Follow new packaging trends and innovation opportunities by attending fairs, exhibitions, suppliers and monitoring of FMCG/Drinks industry activities
  • Assist the Packaging Development team in the timely and accurate approval and release of all new packaging codes and Bills of Material in SAP
  • Develop cross functional efficiency and enhanced communications with other relevant departments in the company through co-operation, constructive input, results and the promotion of collaboration between the Planning, Purchasing & Inventory team members and members of other teams with whom the Planning, Purchasing & Inventory team interact
  • Assist the Packaging Development Team in ensuring production site performance targets are reached, (OEE, Quality and OTIF)
Qualifications for packaging technologist
  • Excelled project management and communication skills
  • University degree/diploma or equivalent experience in packaging technology or a related technical discipline
  • Proven packaging experience in the food industry
  • Technical specification and supply chain support
  • Experience within an FMCG environment, ideally with some packaging experience
  • Post-secondary education, Packaging Management Technology, Science or Engineering

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