Technical Manager - Packaging

23 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Technical team as we continue on our journey as one of the fastest-growing food and drinks brands. We are looking for a Packaging Technical Manager who will be responsible for sourcing and approving packaging for both food, clothing & apparel. Based at Huel HQ in Tring, Hertfordshire, with UK and International travel to meet suppliers.

What were you'll be doing:

Defining & developing a sustainable packaging strategy for all Huel Products in collaboration with our sustainability team.
Managing the implementation of Packaging Scheme Compliance in EU/US & Asian markets
Setting the packaging technical requirements & undertaking the approval of suppliers & packaging materials on a global basis.
Driving the innovation agenda for sustainable packaging with a particular emphasis on achieving low carbon, circular packaging solutions
Developing testing procedures for packaging ensuring specification & legal conformance.
Managing the packaging supplier approval procedure, including undertaking audits.
Supporting the product development and the procurement teams through advising on the suitability of different packaging options to meet overall product lifecycle needs such as product protection, sustainability, customer appeal, integrity through distribution and storage.
Building strong relationships with suppliers, industry & sector bodies.
Setting and monitoring adherence to quality standards, being able to effectively resolve any issues with suppliers in a professional and efficient manner.
Being the Huel packaging expert.

What we're looking for:

Ability to work in a fast paced environment as part of a team
Proven experience in a packaging role in an FMCG company (food, drinks, retail, non-food, clothing)
Detailed knowledge of a range of existing and emerging packaging materials
In depth knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements, recycling and waste management sector, ideally on a global level
A passion for sustainability and a creative approach to working in the evolving world of packaging & recycling with proven track record in delivering sustainable innovation
Strong project management skills.
A positive, energetic and can-do attitude and an appetite to get stuck into a variety of projects at once
Great negotiating and influencing skills
Personable and able to build strong relationships

What we can offer you!

We work hard at Huel, and we like to reward our team for it, so alongside free bags of Huel to keep you going, you can expect;

Opportunity to work from home 2 days per week
'Huel Learn' - our commitment to bettering your career alongside first-class on the job training
Private healthcare and pension schemes, for your own peace of mind
Like going to the gym? No problem, we have a free on-site gym with free classes, and we will give you your own nutrition plan to help you achieve those goals.
Quarterly events to celebrate success, and even the opportunity to bring your dog into the office too! Did we mention we love animals?

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