Packaging Innovation Manager

Location Hampshire
Discipline: Sales, Marketing & Creative , Engineering & Technical
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Confidential
Contact name: Louise Howard
Contact email:
Job ref: REF: 7073
Published: 20 days ago
Expiry date: 16 Jul 2022 00:59

The Packaging Innovation Manager will play a pivotal role in our client's packaging innovation agenda. Driving the identification, development, and implementation of new packaging solutions in our business

You will work as an integral partner with teams across the business to ensure the delivery of a continuous and future focused pipeline of differentiated, innovative and consumer oriented great packaging solutions in the wellbeing experience space.

Leading the innovation process for packaging; converting insight, consumer led ideas and unmet needs into feasible and viable solutions. The role requires a hands-on approach and an ability to deliver creative solutions against an ambitious agenda, by finding new ways and thinking differently.

Strong influencing and communications skills are a key enabler to this role, ensuring we can deliver leading edge thinking, with market insight and trend-led needs into actual product packaging.

Essential requirements include:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading packaging innovation programmes, translating NPD insight and briefs into fantastic products resulting in a significant business impact - A track record of success!

  • Managed and delivered varied and complex packaging projects at the same time

  • Proven ability to work with cross functional teams and external suppliers under tight timings

  • Industry expert knowledge of primary packaging materials

  • Knowledge of how product design can influence packaging design and vice versa

  • Extensive experience of working with external suppliers and partners to deliver innovative product solutions

  • Experience of working with different countries and cultures

  • Evident experience of supply and commercial environment understanding Knowledge of sustainability drivers

Skills and knowledge required to be a success in this important role:

  • A natural leader who can inspire others

  • High personal accountability for delivering results

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight timescales

  • Ability to multi-task/juggle multiple priorities

  • Clear communicator, both written and oral.

  • Strong influencer

  • Track record for delivering on time and to budget

  • Unquenchable curiosity about everything packaging food, drink and wellbeing related and how it affects consumers

  • Creative thinker who challenges perceptions about what the packaging future of healthy drinks could look like

  • Delivers through commercial thinking, understanding the commercial landscape of the business and the market and the impact of their role on this.

  • Ability to operate at a strategic level and be in the detail, sleeves rolled up in project delivery

  • Thrives on problem solving

  • Strong self-starter and proactive thinker

  • Ability to build strong, impactful internal and external working relationships

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and a fluid matrix structure

  • Creates strong engagement when presenting to internal stakeholders

If you have the experience and are looking for a career move to join a highly regarded company who believe in aiming high, finding new ways to achieve collaboratively, all whilst having the freedom to act and develop your skills, then please do get in touch with our Head Consultant Louise Howard today.