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Packaging Technologist - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Advertiser: Carman's Fine FoodsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
17 Jun 2019
Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Food Technology & Safety

Carman's has been a delicious labor of love for over 26 years, growing across multiple channels with breakfast and snacking portfolio's in both domestic and international markets.  A great success story, Carman's is a 100% Australian owned business that manufactures all products locally. 

We are seeking a passionate, energetic and experienced Packaging Technologist to build Carman’s long-term packaging innovation funnel and support packaging specific projects through the supply chain.  Reporting to the GM – Marketing & Innovation the role will sit within the marketing team and have a close relationship with the Packaging and Brand Design Manager.

The core responsibilities of this role are:

  • Develop the Recycle Ready Roadmap working with existing suppliers and technical partners
  • Provide recommendations on how to mitigate cost with materials and how they are managed in the supply chain
  • Participate in packaging tender process – provide recommendations of cost improvement and focus areas
  • Work on solutions for problems in existing range to improve performance of packaging 
  • Work in partnership with the product development team where new formats or materials are being considered on projects.
  • Lead the packaging requirements for major projects in the business such as transition to new equipment and large-scale capital upgrades
  • Reporting within the packaging covenant responsibilities
  • Packaging innovation – thought leadership for future advancing packaging opportunities within planning

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Regulatory environment experience – Packaging Covenant and Food Standards Code
  • Strong technical understanding of packaging materials and functional properties
  • Creative orientation
  • Experience working as a packaging technologist in the FMCG industry sector, experience with flexible films, pouches and paperboard
  • Regularly and collaboratively engage with internal stakeholders
  • Ensure delivery to Carman’s brand standards
  • Clearly define, articulate and manage guidelines for packaging structure choices
  • Manage relationships through the supply chain and with relevant agencies
  • Identification of efficiency opportunities in how packaging materials and the printing process is managed
  • Focus on consistency, follow through and attention to detail

As an active team member of Marketing and broader Carman’s business, it’s a very exciting time to be a part of the Carman's family, you will be supported by our flexible ways of working, great people and many non-financial benefits.  For more information about Carman's, go to

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you completed a qualification in food science?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires experience with product research & development?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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