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Packaging Technologist

Location:
Worksop
Company:
Wilko

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Here at wilko our Packaging team are looking for a Packaging Technologist to join them based at our Head office in Worksop.



The Business



At wilko we exist to free up hard working families to be the best they can be, and we’ve recently launched a bold and ambitious new business strategy to see us face into and thrive within the challenging and continually changing retail industry. As a family-run business we have a unique culture and a refreshingly different way of working.





The Role



This a new role for us as we look to bring more Packaging expertise in house and expand the service we can give to our internal stakeholders. You’ll be responsible for the technical development and delivery of the full end to end process of primary, secondary & tertiary packaging. You’ll implement the technical aspects of packaging development of Wilko Branded products, through New Product Development.





Here are just some of the things you’ll be involved in




  • You’ll conduct the full end to end supply chain packaging development (primary, secondary & tertiary) including design, material specification, concept testing, quality evaluation, artwork management, test criteria, project management etc. Covering all routes to market.

  • You’ll review the cost management throughout project delivery and implementation.

  • Deliver the Packaging CSR agenda and identify suitable routes to market to support the CSR story.

  • You’ll influence, support and deliver a Specification Management System and build the database.

  • Build relationships with key packaging suppliers utilised across the Sourcing network in order to establish and generate essential data requirements to support legislation and specification building.

  • Create standardisation across packaging formats that creates uniformity and drives commercial efficiency.

  • Contribute to the translation of macro trends in to micro packaging trends working coherently with the Product Design trends.





What we need from you



We need someone degree level educated with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a packaging technical discipline. We need this along with:




  • Experience of managing & delivering cost optimisation/value engineering programmes.

  • Experience across a number of packaging materials and processes.

  • Creative approach to designing structural packaging concepts for product and transit.

  • Technical ability to take concepts through development & specification, creating briefs to send to manufacture.

  • Knowledge of test methods, technical standards, CSR and legislation

  • Understanding of materials and how to utilise these to value engineer packaging formats.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the cost of printing, packaging materials and production and engineer the packaging to meet a cost price.

  • Ability to present packaging concepts to cross functional stakeholders to gain approval.







The Benefits



At wilko our team members are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to reward them for their hard work, not only through our competitive salaries but also through the benefits that we offer. With this role you’ll get:



Be Better Everyday Rewards scheme



28 days holiday entitlement (inc Bank Holidays) rising to 38 days after 5 years’ service



Pension scheme



Team member and family discount of 20% in store and online



Wilko family holiday homes



Wilko WOW flexible benefits – such as great discounts on shopping, days out, holidays, health and fitness and money-saving schemes to cut the costs of childcare



Loyalty Awards



Celebration gifts










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