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  • Location

    Rotterdam

  • Job title:

    Packaging Format Scientist

  • Sector:

    Food

  • Job ref:

    48093

  • Start Date:

    2022-05-01

Our client is an international organization in the food industry in the region of Rotterdam/ Zuid Holland

Can you? Start your new job within three weeks?
You have? Experience in a similar role within Packaging Science/ Industrial Design
You want? A challenging and international position in a dynamic multinational environment?

Responsibilities:
The Packaging Format Scientist identifies and develops packaging solutions that meet the global business, customer and consumers’ needs, and prepares for a successful launch, within the constraints of quality, cost and timing. 

Key Responsibilities:
- Design and develop new concepts and execute projects from idea through manufacturing start up by translating the packaging development brief into a final pack format (primary, secondary & tertiary) 
- Evaluate packaging materials, equipment and manufacturing processes to ensure safe quality manufacture and at the same time meet the cost targets
- Develop and maintain the packaging specifications, as well as other packaging related systems
- Participate in relevant multi-disciplinary Activity Task Group (ATG) meetings and fulfil the role of technical leader as required
- Build and maintain a great internal and external network to remain informed about the latest packaging science and technology ,  e.g. visiting exhibitions, keeping close contact with suppliers, external packaging organizations or institutes as well as cross segment network
- Use consumer closeness and consumer research techniques to define, evaluate and develop new ideas through iterative prototyping
- Serves as a point of contact to other R&D groups, especially the innovation team ( TBL & TBM), other platform teams and PPPI group (gets packaging development briefs from inno team, leads development with other platform members, handover projects to PPPI team for local implementation)
- Close collaboration with commercial, marketing, activity management and supply to ensure projects meet all business objectives and are delivered successfully
- Maintain contacts with packaging suppliers and external packaging experts. Keep track of innovation within the packaging area and pick-up relevant information

Qualifications:
- Master degree / Bachelor degree in in Packaging Science, Materials or Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent education. 
- You preferably have experience in a technical field, ideally closely to packaging related
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Excellent project management skills and the ability to work in a deadline driven environment with cross- functional teams 
- Experience in facilitation & leading project teams, including external parties

Are you interested in this position or do you want more information? Please contact Joost Spape by easy apply to this position via the button.