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Packaging Technologist Manufacturing at The Hut Group
Warrington, GB

THG's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige and nutrition related consumer goods. The company owns and operates many leading brands including, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare, ESPA and - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.

Operations are 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 Technologist based at our main Manufacturing site in Burtonwood, Warrington, to deliver improvements in packaging quality, sustainability and innovation for our leading Wellbeing and Nutrition brands.

Main Responsibilities:

    Provide expertise to lead problem solving and resolve packaging issues/quality concerns.
    Deliver Packaging projects from concept to go live including managing factory trials.
    Advise and Manage Technical aspects of packaging development process
    Work with the NPD/Marketing team to ensure we have full understanding of brief and support as required to meet the product criteria.
    Help to define packaging testing protocols for NPD launches (compatibility, functionality and transit)
    Advise THG on effective implementation of new production methods, techniques and equipment and work with procurement to ensure a steady flow of supplies.
    Search for new applicable packaging and decoration technologies to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.
    Undertake research and develop new processes for packaging to deliver improvements to production
    Provide expertise to lead problem solving and resolve packaging issues/quality concerns.
    Investigate and make recommendations for alternative production equipment and methods where required
    Investigate and eliminate potential hazards and bottlenecks in production related to packaging
    Structural assessment, sample sign off and creating packaging specifications.
    Evaluation of initial designs with the Procurement, Marketing and NPD team to ensure what is presented can be reproduced. Highlight tooling and decoration limitations and advise alternatives/amendments.
    Review of developed artworks to verify compliance with business requirements.
    Sign off and approval of technical drawings for commissioned packs.
    Advise buying teams on manufacturing processes for packaging to ensure best aesthetic fit can be attained.
    Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of packaging innovation developments with packaging suppliers.
    Challenge and manage suppliers to deliver the required standards.
    Identify high risk formulation/packaging and assess testing with suppliers. Sign off of testing that fall outside of criteria but within commercial tolerance.
    Monitoring packaging impact on operational processes.
    Build and maintain relationships with the product and manufacturing teams to ensure a seamless process.
    Reporting of compliance data for all packaging initiatives.


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 delivering NPD on packaging across different packaging substrates
    Knowledge of packaging production processes and of decoration and print processes.
    Clear and concise communication skills
    Ability to negotiate and influence others
    Ability to make decisions
    Flexible attitude


What We Offer

    Competitive salary
    Onsite Doctor
    Employee discounts
    Company bonus scheme
    Company pension scheme

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