Global Packaging Manager – luxury skincare & cosmetics – ref: 10,939

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Newly created role due to fast company growth, the key responsibility of this role is the development of a global packaging strategy for existing and new product developments, along with a robust, cost efficient and sustainable supply chain design that will support future business growth.The Global PDM will : Work with supply & quality assurance teams to validate and onboard new packaging suppliers Propose cost & sustainability initiatives to the business, get sign off and deliver projects via suppliers Gather and analyse data relating to packaging trends in beauty and other sectors (primary, secondary + DTC) Build strong industry links to governing bodies, experts and suppliers through attending events & seminars Provide recommendations on novel materials, formats, manufacturing techniques & recyclability options Technical Expertise required for this role : Be an integral extension of the NPD team in terms of supporting on packaging sourcing & supply strategy Provide inhouse technical packaging expertise to all teams Work closely with manufacturers to support on packaging testing as part of EPD/NPD process, attending filling trials and representing our brands as required Build strong relationships with Packaging Technologist teams and create a network of expertise. Quality Assurance: Work with the Quality & Technical Manager to define correct quality standards and systems for packaging Support the Quality & Technical Manager to escalate packaging-related issues appropriately with suppliers Support on determining Root Cause Analysis and putting in place technical corrective actions Sustainability: Use data and analysis to demonstrate our commitment and progress against our sustainability targets Provide data on our packaging sustainability to assist with consumer & brand communications Own the timely and accurate submission of Packaging Waste data Work with the Operations team (Master Data) to ensure that this information is correctly logged. Process Improvement: Build & maintain a catalogue of all current packaging formats & specifications Support the Ops & NPD on building a tool to track and execute packaging upgrades and changes This is an exciting career opportunity to work for a for a young start up that will be growing for years to come. It’s not very often you get an opportunity like this , to build a great product, from scratch, for a Rocketship of a business that will scale in size and international footprint ! We’ll be asking for your input, guidance, experience, teamwork, ideas, and camaraderie, and we’ll navigate the unknown, the mysterious and the upside together!You need to know and have: A proven understanding of the technical elements of packaging through academic or industry experience Experienced individual from a packaging supplier, a beauty brand or other relevant FMCG business Preferably Institute of Packaging qualified and/or CIPS educated Strong knowledge of the International Packaging Industry; ideally within the Beauty sector Strong analytical capabilities to evaluate business needs, identify opportunities and propose solutions Strong project management skills with an ability to influence others outside of own team A proactive, self-motivated individual who can work autonomously but engage within a team environment Great communicator with excellent organisation and time management skills Comfortable and able to present and convey technical data in a relevant way for the audience Flexible and able to work in ever-changing environment and ability to work under pressure Experience with ERP systems, ideally Netsuite, along with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills This role will involve some international travel

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