THG's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige and nutrition related consumer goods. The company owns and operates many leading brands including LookFantastic.com, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare, ESPA and MyProtein.com - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.
Operations is at the heart of our customers’ experience here at THG. We manufacture a wide range of sports nutrition and cosmetic consumer goods that we then despatch to our customers in over 200 countries worldwide from our purpose built, innovative Manufacturing and Distribution Centres.
THG is looking to recruit a Packaging Development Manager, based at Head office in Manchester to oversee all technical aspects of Packaging for a wide range of Packaging formats used in Manufacturing for MyProtein and other Sports Nutrition brands. You will be responsible for ensuring that packaging procured is sustainable and for managing innovations and monitoring quality for all existing and new packaging formats.
- Ensure THG’s primary and secondary packaging is developed to be functional, safe, sustainable and meets desired quality and aesthetic standards.
- Lead THG’s packaging sustainability work programme and feed in to the wider Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.
- Manage packaging NPD from concept to launch.
- Search for new applicable packaging and decoration technologies to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.
- Provide expertise to lead problem solving and resolve packaging issues/quality concerns.
- Help to define packaging testing protocols for NPD launches (compatibility, functionality and transit)
To be considered for this role you should have
- Experience and a good understanding of food packaging
- Experience and a good understanding of packaging solutions specific to retail and ecommerce
- Experience working on and delivering packaging sustainability projects
- Experience delivering NPD on packaging across different packaging substrates
- Knowledge of packaging production processes and of decoration and print processes.
- Clear and concise communicator
- Able to negotiate and influence others
- Team player
- Decision maker