Specialist recruitment resourcing within the food & drink manufacturing sectors


Packaging Development Technologist * £25,000 – £28,000 * Manchester

We are looking for a Packaging Development Technologist to join a rapidly expanding business who supply the UK retail trade.

THE Packaging Development Technologist will co-ordinate the investigation and the follow-up of packaging non-conformances, perform audits of packaging suppliers, manufacturing facilities, and quality systems, and will ensure that all packaging provided in accordance with its specification, and provides the functionality to meet the demands of the bottling programme. Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Driving continuous improvement in packaging
  • Reducing the number of packaging non-conformances by proactively working with suppliers on improvements
  • Creating packaging supplier quality agreements / KPIs
  • Working on packaging NPD and qualification
  • Ensure supplier approval process is fully adhered to
  • Audit packaging suppliers
  • To advise business on legislative and regulatory requirements pertaining to packaging of the finished product
  • To identify cost reduction opportunities whilst maintaining effective packaging solutions


You will need:

  • A minimum of two years Packaging Technology experience, dealing with issues in a food manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record of successfully working with packaging materials from a technical viewpoint
  • Ideally you will have a degree in Food Science or Food Technology.
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills

If this job is of interest and you would like to investigate further, apply TODAY!“

Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate’s suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants.”

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