Packaging Technologist

Posted 05 Oct 2021

Greencore Group plc

London (Food Manufacturing)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Food ManufacturingRecruiter Reference:TP/142828/7556
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Competitive

As a Packaging Developer, your role will be to develop new and modify existing packaging or artwork concepts, reviewing structure and design, in line with written briefs to meet customer needs. You will need to:

  • Contribute to creative brainstorms to identify new solutions with packaging suppliers which complement FTG innovation and maximise competitor advantage
  • Have the vision to translate concepts into robust, tangible commercial solutions that are fit for purpose, disrupt the fixture and communicate the values of the range identity.
  • Work alongside Group Purchasing where appropriate, to incorporate efficiency savings in line with Greencore specification criteria, to support business needs.
  • Present the packaging at feasibility meetings, to verify its suitability to a manufacturing environment and the expectations of production processes
  • Be fully conversant with current and future Sustainability agendas incorporating this knowledge into your approach when reporting key step changes
  • Ensure all samples are available in line with critical paths and extended timelines are communicated efficiently to the business.
  • Attend customer product submissions, as required, to present your proposals
  • Create graphical mock-ups to enhance and clearly communicate your concepts.
  • Support factory trials, reviewing the operational output to refine or modify the design specification to ensure the final pack is fit for purpose and delivers the necessary outcomes
Why Greencore?

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced, leading food manufacturer, employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK.

We supply all the UK’s food retailers, with everything from sandwiches, salads, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles, quiche, Yorkshire Puddings and ready meals. With an annual turnover of more than £1.2bn, we manufacture around 619 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 116 million chilled prepared meals and 264 million bottles of cooking sauces & pickles every year. We also complete more than 10,000 deliveries to stores each day to help keep the nation fed.

We're looking for a Packaging Technologist to join our Food to Go business unit. This is a great role for someone with a creative flair and experience in food packaging design and development. You will be joining a fast paced and innovative team and contribute to Greencore's journey towards providing more sustainable packaging solutions to our customers.

What we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will be a packaging enthusiast and able to demonstrate their innovation and creativity skills. You'll have experience with Illustrator and Photoshop and be confident in presenting your ideas to others.

  • Graduate calibre; qualification or time served experience within the food packaging industry
  • Enjoys the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Analytical; experienced in requesting and reviewing packaging costings
  • Strong customer service values and a keen sense of urgency with the ability to think on your feet
  • An effective communicator with good presentation skills
  • Creative, enjoys colour and graphic design, comfortable in relevant packages eg Illustrator, Adobe Suite etc
  • Technically confident knowledge in at least one substrate field relevant to Food to Go.
  • Able to produce mock ups and have complete confidence as an illustrator


If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Car scheme
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

This role will cover our London sites and customers, and can be based out of either our Park Royal or Bow sites. You will be able to work from home for a few days each week and the role will involve occasional travel to our customers too.


How to Apply

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