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Packaging Manager

ALPLA UK Limited / Golborne / United Kingdom / Product Development

What you will enjoy doing

• Provide technical oversight and project leadership to the UK business, with input for key development tasks during the design, prototype, commissioning, qualification and verification phases in development process. • Develop project networks, aligning pilot and production trials to meet customer requirements. • Coordinate design activities between customer and internal product design, generating design briefs based on customers marketing requirements. • Document and distribute key project information; use appropriate database systems and follow procedures for project execution. • Drive effective integration of new product development within the Alpla UK region. • Support new sales opportunities with comprehensive technical investigation, cost and timing projections, and overall project details. • Managing innovative and complex projects working across cross functional groups and business sectors (IM, ISBM, EBM) • Act as technical key account manager for UK regional customers. • Manage and develop effective sustainability projects for UK customers. • Monitor and optimize UK operations with new innovation processes. • Effectively communicate internally and externally with customers and suppliers to determine project scope and provide clear direction. • Identify and resolve technical issues with risk management and to achieve project goals. • Responsible for maintaining and tracking project costs. • Review and finalise any customer specified packaging requirements and implement within the project and quality teams. • Coordinate activities and tasks with corresponding Technical Centres. • Support UK regional quality departments with technical root cause analysis and corrective action plans to mitigate risk of repetitive complaints.

What makes you great

• Degree (or equivalent) in a technical discipline, science, engineering or packaging / product design • Excellent project management skills, proven ability to complete projects on-time and within budget. • Extensive experience in project management, ideally within plastics / packaging FMCG organisations • Minimum 5 years’ experience of packaging development in plastic packaging. • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management. • Ability to work individually and drive tasks to completion and implementation. • Experience of working in partnership with cross functional partners in particular Quality and Production • Technical knowledge of mould construction in order to communicate effectively with toolmakers to provide clear direction and coordinate activities • Quality management knowledge. • Negotiation skills, results oriented. • Lead by example with regards to ALPLA business ethics

What you can expect working with us

  • Exciting and diverse projects, tasks and challenges
  • Cooperation and collaboration with a qualified and motivated team
  • Individual training and development opportunities as well as professional support
  • Compensation according to experience

Legally mandatory note: In line with the minimum salary stipulated in the collective agreement, the actual salary for this position is based on professional qualifications and experience.

Contact person
Ben Rimmer , Human Resources

ALPLA UK Limited
Unit 9 Stonecross Business Park, Yew Tree Way, WA3 3JDGolborne, United Kingdom
T +44 1942407403,

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