Packaging Technologist Job at McCormick – in Littleborough

Job Description


same as internal


Ensure project briefs are SMART, develop packaging timeline & risk register early liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers

Manage packaging development projects, also liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers, manage and attend packaging trials and report outcomes promptly

Ensure briefs are met OTIF (quality, fit for purpose, cost) and line performance is validated

Manage packaging specifications and maintain the integrity of EMEA associated databases

Manage food contact certification through PIR with Suppliers & SQP

Timely completion of pallet plans.

Establish packaging standards via factory trials to ensure that proposed packaging materials are fit for purpose (i.e. appropriate material/ components, acceptable quality, adequate performance, and efficiency on packing line) and to gain approval from all relevant parties.

Generate innovative ideas that will take advantage of emerging opportunities.

Communicate technical information, opportunities, and potential risks in business environment to facilitate effective decision making.


Ideally, graduate in Packaging. A Science degree will be considered if the candidate has some experience in packaging R&D

Proven packaging experience, ideally in the food industry

PCMS office Literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Good knowledge of packaging equipment and materials

To be a self-starter and self-driven to deliver a broad range of projects with excellence and on time in a fast moving and complex environment

To have good and clear verbal & written communication skills

To show very good attention to detail

Good organizational skills (with a scientific / methodical approach)

To self-manage their own workload with manager oversight

To sustain a high level of competence within an ever-changing business landscape. Works cooperatively with other team members to implement new packaging

To demonstrate a sense of urgency, effectively analyze and solve technical challenges with sometimes incomplete or ambiguous information

About Company

Company: McCormick –

Company Location:  Littleborough

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