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Packaging Technologist

Date: 07-Feb-2019

Location: Springburn, SCT, GB

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


“Unleash your spirit“ and become part of our Global Supply Chain Team located in Springburn/Glasgow (Scotland)! With immediate effect we are looking for a


Packaging Technologist  



Responsible for Packaging Innovation / NPD delivery with a high focus on the ambitious single cask project and in line with the VIA Strategy for creating famous brands, support a demanding Malt innovation plan


Main tasks include: 

  • Develop new packaging components that meet the marketing brief in terms of functionality, cost and timings in line with the business process
  • Support concept design with technical solutions based on supplier capabilities and material knowledge
  • Component development and fit for purpose delivery, facilitating packaging solutions, advising stakeholders of progress and issues
  • Maintaining and creating materials specifications as well as product data sheets
  • Managing and facilitating approval of packaging line trials
  • Operates established processes and looks at ways to further develop said processes
  • Provides packaging technical expertise internally, identifying, investigating, testing, trialling and resolving both potential and actual issues


This is a great opportunity because...

…you will join a fast pace global business, working as a part of a dynamic packaging development team and play a key role in influencing packaging innovation for our whisky brands.


Desired Qualifications

  • Post grad degree, major in Supply Chain, Packaging Technology or similar beneficial
  • 5+ years of work experience in similar roles in a multinational Spirits/Drinks company
  • Experience and knowledge of packaging materials, including manufacturing processes, design and development
  • Experience of material and component testing using laboratory measurment and testing equipment
  • Project management skills coordinating between different functions and departments
  • Independent handling, prioritization and tracking of all assigned projects
  • Proven team player with the ability to communicate across all levels of the business and build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficiency with MS Office, expert in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent English and additional language a plus


You have a strong interest to operate in an international environment? You are looking for a position which enables you to realize your capabilities and which challenges you in a positive way? You belong to the best of your profession, you work goal-oriented and you are a team-player? We are looking forward to receiving your application documents including your earliest possible date of entry and salary expectations via our online career center. 


Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.





#LOCATION: Glasgow, Springburn, UK, Scotland






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