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Packaging Technologist

Date: Oct 2, 2020

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, GB, TS2 1XA

Company: Glanbia

Join the world’s No. 1 Sports Nutrition company and help millions of people achieve their performance & lifestyle goals!


Glanbia Performance Nutrition are the world’s leading premium sports nutrition company with Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure and Nutramino brands in the portfolio today. We are also the fastest growth driver within Glanbia group with a revenue ambition of $2bn in 2020 and are a values’ led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance the right way.


The opportunity where you will make an impact:


As our Packaging Technologist you will manage the introduction of new packaging for use in manufactured products or amended packaging due to design change. In addition to this you will also suggest alternative suppliers where necessary.


  • Work closely with the internal and external stakeholders including contract customers and suppliers to deliver packaging changes and introductions from concept to execution
  • Provide support across the packaging team during holidays and leave of absence
  • Agree to a critical path with customers, internal or external, to target an efficient and professional process
  • Manage the agreed critical path and ensure the timelines are met
  • Attend Print Passes on behalf of Glanbia and  the customer to approve the print when required
  • Confirm item sizes, colours, materials, cutter guides and other key requirements with customers and brief these accordingly
  • Attend customer meetings as required
  • Manage the introduction of new or amended packaging correctly to avoid write-offs
  • Exercise control over value of order placed and make decisions accordingly to avoid any financial losses
  • Seek out and review new packaging concepts/developments to present to the business
  • Continuous monitoring of packaging to save costs and weight reduction opportunities through appropriate management of trials and implementation


What you will bring to GPN:


  • At least four years’ experience in direct customer liaison and management of complex projects
  • A degree from the Institute of Packaging, packing or related food science areas
  • Excellent skills in all MS Office programmes and working knowledge of SAP
  • Proven experience in packaging supply and design
  • Knowledge in packaging waste legislation and ability to assist with the annual packaging waste return
  • An individual with keen attention to detail with the ability to plan and prioritise the tasks
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • A strong team player who is tenacious with the skill to engage well with others
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

What we would like to offer you: