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Packaging Technologist - Cardiff

Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Manufacturing / Warehouse, Mech. / Electrical / Maintenance
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Packaging Technologist

Location: Cardiff
Work Days: Monday - Friday (37.5 hours)
Salary: Competitive

We are excited to be offering an opportunity to become a Packaging Technologist here at Memory Lane Cakes. The successful candidate will be part of the Purchasing team, undertaking an important role within the business. We are looking for someone that is proactive, conscientious and diligent who will meet the standards required on site.

Purpose of the Role

Responsible for the strategic delivery of packaging for all products within agreed timescales and to agreed specifications.

Some of the Role Key Accountabilities (including but not limited to) are:

  • Generating new packaging products in response to brief’s
  • To liaise closely with NPD development teams to ensure that the packaging meets set requirements and specifications.
  • To manage the NPD critical path for product launches, networking well in advance to ensure efficient launches
  • To attend when required, all product reviews and forums with respective customers
  • To sustain and develop a good working relationship with suppliers
  • To Evaluate, select and negotiate with suppliers
  • To monitor supplier performance & to organise and manage factory trials
  • VAVE packaging projects

Personal Attributes:

We are looking for someone that has the following behaviours/ Skills

  • Packaging Development & Understanding of artwork and printing processes
  • Excellent communication &Computer literate
  • Problem solving, Logical and analytical and Good Teamworking abilities
  • Flexible with knowledge of critical paths
  • Knowledge of the packaging industry – cartons, ribbons, plastics etc
  • Knowledge and awareness of the environmental requirements of food packaging
  • Understanding of the retail sector and a competitive market
  • Working in a position where relationships need to developed and maintained by telephone
  • Experience of negotiating and influencing and working in a challenging environment
  • Exposure to fast moving manufacturing environments
  • Exposure to the food industry and direct food contact materials.

Application method: CV & Cover Letter

Selection process: Interview & Skills Assesment 

Closing date: 21st August 2018

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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