Senior Packaging Materials Manager.
Job DescriptionCountry: United Kingdom Location: Southampton Function: Scientific Research & Development Level: Experienced Professional Appointment Type: Permanent Job Purpose: * To provide expert technical leadership to the Group globally with regards to assigned packaging materials. * To define and manage the technical requirements and ultimate destination portfolio for assigned materials against which sourcing strategies for the company can be executed. Key accountabilities: Operational / Technical * To provide relevant material expertise: * When evaluating new materials for the purpose of innovations * To translate marketing concepts into viable product propositions. * To drive and ensure effective commercialization of all new global materials into the BAT portfolio * Prioritize development activities according to strategic business requirements and needs * Project activities planned, tracked and reported on with appropropriate discipline and project / workstream management practices. * Manage qualification of new suppliers, materials or specifications * Define and agree grades specs for global materials supported by: * Understanding of Supplier process capability * Manufacturing requirements Consumer / Brand Group requirements * Development of new testing methodologies where required both internally and shared with suppliers * Governance of the creation, approval, content, accuracy and relevance of specifications in TaO for allocated globally managed materials. * Definition of, and cross functional alignment to, performance standards * Technical support to Procurement (where approved mandates / briefs are in place) * Technical experts able to support new innovations, factories and NPI as required * Support factories and Deploy teams when quality problems are escalated and need for CI activities are confirmed. Management * To manage, develop and maintain Global material specifications and standards * Provide support t...