Senior Packaging Technologist, Open to flexibility

Manchester, North West England
23 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Senior Packaging Technologist, Open to flexibility

At Kellogg's we have a vision of enriching and delighting the world through foods and brands that matter; with the purpose of nourishing families so that they can flourish and thrive. 

Operating in more than 180 countries, across 6 continents, with dedication and passion from each and every one of our 30,000 employees, we are extremely proud of our ever growing portfolio of over 1,600 food products, which include iconic brands such as Pringles, Frosties and Corn Flakes.


  • Leads project team during product/packaging development & implementation phases to ensure the packaging is compliant with all relevant food safety requirements, quality standards and shelf life requirements;
  • Responsible for ensuring the packaging databases for specifications and all packaging data are up to date and aligned with business requirements;
  • Responsible for the development & progression of more junior Packaging technologists
  • Helps evaluation and application of innovative solutions or new technologies and materials in the design of packaging to deliver a consumer benefit in terms of product use, to enhance profit margin through material savings, or to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging;
  • Develops and Implements controlled documents, SOP’s and correct tools for enabling efficient and effective delivery of Packaging;
  • Implements cost savings initiatives to deliver against the annual cost savings target.
  • Takes an active lead role in the problem solving, planning and implementation of Lean activities within the immediate function, department and business;
  • Ensure that the defined testing & approval procedures are in place and followed.


  • Strong understanding of Packaging operations, packaging materials, equipment, and processes;
  • Evaluate and applies innovative solutions/new technologies in the design of packaging to deliver a consumer;
  • Able to assess relative risks in and provide risk management and mitigation;Able to streamline and simplify processes to eliminate activities that do not add value;
  • Knowledge and alignment of the factors that support the wider business goals, help to drive these;
  • Excellent time and project management skills with a winning mindset;
  • A clear & concise communicator, ability to communicate effectively across a cross-section of disciplines and staff level internally and externally;
  • Able to demonstrate a clear analytical approach to problem solving;
  • Have experience in or have knowledge of machinery used in the filling of components;
  • Understanding of technical drawings and how to read these;
  • An awareness of relevant packaging legislation.


The salary range for this role is GBP 63000 - 67000 Annual salary.

Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible. 

The Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 

Kellogg is proud to offer employees true flexibility: our people benefit from flexi-time and flexi-leave (this could mean an extra 6 days per year!), childcare vouchers through our award winning CornFlex benefits system and many other great flexible options. We are happy to talk about your flexibility needs during the recruitment process. We’re not just a flexible company, we’re a family.  

Job Function: Research and Development

Primary Location: UK-North West England-Manchester

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Sep 22, 2017, 9:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No