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    Job Title Proximo Spirits- Packaging Development Technician
    Department ISC
    Reports To Packaging Development Manager
    Responsible for: area/team N/A
    Travel 10%
    Position Summary
    Creative & technically competent packaging technologist who provides Technical support and leadership for new product / package development, package change, efficiency & process improvements, technical compliance (packaging) and cost savings.
    Role & Responsibilities
    • Generate innovative and unique solutions to meet market needs; submit idea disclosures. Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined packages, products, processes or equipment
    • Generate and manage packaging related documentation, including specifications, test plans and reports, and other NPD documents.
    • Provide technical leadership to team across range of packaging formats and technologies – specifically relating to premium products / beverages.
    • Work cooperatively with various departments, and suppliers, leading teams as assigned, to ensure an improved, practical, and consistent approach to packaging.
    • Develop & maintain NPD process for packaging
    • Develop & maintain specifications, artwork, test methods – no spec = no product
    Key Competencies
    • Analytical--Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
    • Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
    • Business Acumen--Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
    • Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skilfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    Key Relationships
    All departments, all locations
    Proximo UK
    Proximo Canada
    Packaging vendors
    Knowledge and Experience
    • 3-5 years FMCG experience, ideally in beverages (soft drinks or alcohol)
    • Flexible – looking to work in a less structured, less ‘corporate’, fast moving, dynamic and rapidly growing business. Open to both domestic and overseas travel.
    • Experienced in pack development, pack testing, specifications management, cost savings and process optimization.
    • Excellent communication skills and able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Able to set up and develop structures for management of new pack developments, specification systems, test procedures, print and artwork standards.
    • Degree level qualification in Packaging Engineering or comparable engineering / science discipline.
    • Methodical, with high level of technical competence
    • Self-motivated, able to make quick, calculated decisions, follow through with responsibilities and be accountable for results
    • Advanced competency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Email resume submission to: