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Senior Packaging Technologist

Advertiser: Carman's Fine FoodsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Oct 2020
Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

Carman's has been a delicious labor of love for over 27 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 – Quality and Supply the role will sit within the quality team and have a close working relationship with the Marketing and Innovation team.
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
•    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
•    Work with co manufacturing partners to optimise existing and future packaging capabilities
To be successful in this role you will have:
•    Regulatory environment experience – Packaging Covenant and Food Standards Code
•    Strong technical understanding of packaging materials, functional properties and innovation
•    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
•    Ability to project manage and highly IT literate
•    Focus on consistency, follow through and attention to detail 
As an active team member of Quality 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?
  • How many years of project management experience do you have?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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