Packaging Specialist- Cork. KEY PURPOSE. Our client is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all existing packaging projects on site to drive operational improvements, deliver performance enhancements for markets and cost initiatives. You will work closely with the quality, operational and engineering teams, vendor scheduler and all packaging suppliers. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: • Troubleshooting and identifying any discrepancies that may exist within current packaging, and develop preventative solutions. • Manage packaging complaints, respond in an appropriate manner and look to prevent future re-occurrence. • Support and manage packaging production trials both internally with members and external stakeholders. • Act as the expert on site around packaging materials and packaging processes. • Support the evaluation, integration and qualification of packaging equipment. • Train and develop other departments around packaging procedures when necessary. • Follow packaging through the supply chain to deliver a product which meets customer requirements and business needs. • Source and suggest improvements in packaging and packaging processes. • Have a focus on sustainability in all areas of development and re-engineering of packaging. • Advise on how packaging materials interact with different automated equipment. • Link directly with current and new suppliers to drive improvements and keep up to date with technical capabilities and new developments. • Develop cost savings and improvements to existing packaging materials. • Maintain up to date expertise in the latest packaging technology and monitor competitor packaging innovation trends in the marketplace. Interested applicants should have experience within a world class manufacturing environment within the food industry. You will have experience in packaging roles in the food industry. You will have experience in managing packaging trials all the way through the complete supply chain. Experience dealing with complaints and suppliers. Good ability to work with various teams and strive for improvement. You should be: • Degree qualified ideally from an engineering or food technology background. • Min 4 years relevant experience. • Knowledge of Lean or six sigma an advantage. • Proficient in Microsoft tools. • Strong communicator with excellent people skills. • Strong problem-solving skills. • Demonstrates a passion for packaging. This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com.
72 days ago