Packaging Technologist

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Springburn, UKM, 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.

What Makes This A Great Opportunity?

The Packaging Technologist will develop sustainable and innovative luxury packaging from the concept stage to launch, including working with a cross functional team, manufacturers, craftspeople and creative agencies.

This is an exciting role within our Packaging Development team and we are looking for someone with packaging experience, the ability to influence and work off their own initiative as well as a great team player. We’re a growing and diverse team that’s moving forward, building on our rich past to grow new opportunities for the future.

Purpose and Scope of Role

· Development of components from design concept to first shipment

· Responsible for facilitating packaging solutions in innovation, sustainability and quality.

· Setting standards of quality and communicating specifications for new products

· Managing material line trials and the interface with Bottling, Engineering and Quality

· Project management at the component level to ensure to ensure smooth introduction of projects.

Role Responsibilities

· Developing new components in conjunction with suppliers ensuring the compatibility and functionality with other components.

· Provide packaging technical expertise to the business advising Marketing, Design and engineering on what is and not feasible.

· Risk mitigation through identifying, investigating, testing, trialing all components. Escalating risks to the NPD Manager and Project Manager.

· Maintaining material specifications to ensure they are fit for purpose from a technical, graphical, legal & environmental viewpoint and to the expected quality and cost parameters.

· Managing Item Master Data for Cased Goods and Dry Goods ensuring correct data is visible as required to all departments.

· Key point of contact for stakeholders across the business for your projects. Key interfaces include Procurement, Marketing, Innovation, Global Project Managers, Engineering, Bottling and Quality.

· Offering technical expertise and solutions in sustainability for all new packs.

· Visiting suppliers, signing off print standards, samples and driving positive engagement

Qualifications and Experience

· Minimum 2 years Packaging Development Experience

· Institute of Packaging Certificate/Diploma IOM3 desirable

· Experience of Material Quality Standards and setting Specifications

· Educated to degree level in a STEM, Design or similar subject.

Key Skills

· Influencing, communication and interpersonal skills

· Organisational, planning and scheduling.

· Attention to detail.

· Microsoft Office/365

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.