Packaging Technologist - Home Based (with travel to Edinburgh & Livingston)

Packaging Technologist - Home Based (with travel to Edinburgh & Livingston) Edinburgh, Scotland

Burtons Biscuits
Full Time Edinburgh, Scotland 18300 - 22779 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Who are we ?

We are FBC, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……-And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge).

FBC was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company.

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Ilse of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset. We also have offices for our supporting services in St Albans, Liverpool and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing employees across all our locations.

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming the number two biscuit manufacturer worldwide.

We are proud to be part of the Ferrero enlarged family: such a fantastic and successful business. The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 countries, with products sold in over 170 countries, represented by almost 38.000 employees worldwide, and a consolidated turnover of €12.7 billion (2020-21).

Along with our fantastic brand portfolio, we also have long-term agreements to manufacture several sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City, Marmite, Jacobs, and LU branded products. In addition, we are proud to be a strategic partner for many retailer-branded products.

Our employees make our business special. With strong family values, we believe FBC is a more prosperous and fun place to work with when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each whilst meeting our business goals.

And don't forget… work hard but play harder!

What does your typical day look like?

Developing specific packaging formats across our various products, manging the changes, and supporting the continual improvements being made. Key areas of accountability.

  • Establish new packaging materials & dimensions.
  • Trends and Innovation
  • Retailer RAG list and Sustainability data tracking
  • Advise packaging solutions for products presented.
  • Develop new outer cases and pallet plan configurations.
  • Manage and support packaging trials – quick test and learn.
  • Ensure all systems and departments are up to date on project actions and key critical tasks as per the Packaging playbook and development process.
  • Sample requests and mock-ups briefs

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

  • Supporting the business on short, mid, and long-term developments from concept through to commercialization.
  • Executes projects on a day-to-day basis within the Packaging team.
  • Leverage expertise inside and outside the organisation to deliver packaging development.
  • To ensure appropriate packaging formats are delivered into the market. Develop new packaging that meet category standards for Quality, Functionality, Cost-Effectiveness, Consumer Acceptance, Stability, Regulatory Compliance, and operational feasibility.
  • Responsible for adhering to FBC packaging processes and for the development Packaging technical information (I.E: packaging material specs, pallet plans, technical drawings, etc.)
  • Produce packaging prototypes/mock ups according to packaging brief to illustrate technical possibilities and assist in determining development directions (including physical, line, distribution, storage and shelf performance) shelf life and barrier requirements, sensory evaluation, etc)
  • Ensure completion of technical Packaging documents for new products and processes for commercial scale-up, (raw materials, production line layout, finished product specifications).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationship partners within R&D and support other non-R&D functional team members (operations, quality, procurement)
  • External customer facing – responding to customer requests

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level or equivalent in a Packaging / Engineering discipline.
  • Systems and software knowledge to include Microsoft packages, SAP, Cape.
  • Minimum 2 years previous Packaging experience, preferably with experience of project management in an FMCG environment.
  • Some experience of working with Printed Flexibles, Cartons, Tins, Corrugated and Thermoformed packaging components desirable.
  • Knowledge of Packaging technology and processes preferable.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.

Packaging Technologist - Home Based (with travel to Edinburgh & Livingston)
Burtons Biscuits
Saint Albans, United Kingdom
Nick Field
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
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