Packaging Engineer EMEA.
Packaging Engineer - EMEA? 15-month assignment until end of 2021 (with strong potential to become permanent) Our client is a dynamic, market-leading and global employer of choice within the FMCG sector and, accordingly, they offer the most talented employees an opportunity for progression and personal development that is unsurpassed. They currently seek packaging engineers at various levels to join an expanding team of technical experts to manage a variety of complex packaging innovation/efficiency projects within the EMEA region. These are assignments until the end of 2021, with a view to them becoming permanent roles after that period. Initially, the roles will be homebased and, once circumstances allow, they will be based in Slough - though there will also be some flexibility. The role of Packaging Engineer has accountability for deploying Packaging Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability initiatives as well as developing and implementing the packaging innovation pipeline. The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate experience of managing packaging development projects, working in cross-functional technical teams as well as demonstrating good business acumen. In this role you will: Be responsible for leading a range of packaging activities within R&D, delivering project milestones for allocated projects, from conception through to execution Lead the discovery and translation for regionally-led NPD/efficiency activities Be a primary interface within R&D for all R&D sub-functions and cross functions. Identify new packaging opportunities and translating them into attributes using a variety of Consumer and Sensory tools Apply creative skills/knowledge of packaging and a thorough understanding of our supply network (including co-manufacturers) to deliver packaging that deliver against specified attribute Produce lab scale prototypes of existing/new packaging/semi-finished products and defining relevant quality attributes This i...