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Title:  Senior Packaging Project Manager

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Operations & Production

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Müller has been a loved brand in the UK for over 30 years. It’s a household name – and it continues to grow as we invest to make and market an ever-great range of fantastic dairy products. We are currently the 7th most chosen FMCG brand in the UK, picked from supermarket shelves over 208 million times each year.


Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


We have a fantastic opportunity for experienced Senior Packaging Project Manager to join our dynamic & friendly UK Packaging Development Team. The position is based in our Shropshire head offices, however location can be flexible for the right candidate.


Key role and responsibilities
• Strong technical understanding of packaging materials and processes ideally specialising in polymers, thermoforming and injection moulding.
• Excellent project management skills with the ability to lead and manage multiple projects ensuring they are delivered within scope on time and in budget.
• Internal ‘Packaging Business Partner’ with the capability to build a significant network within R & D, Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Manufacturing and Suppliers as well as supporting and coaching the more junior members of the packaging team.
• A hands-on role, to plan and deliver new packaging development projects from concept through to line trials and first production launches; preparing and maintaining pack specifications and delivering technical support for our European manufacturing plants.
• Identify and deliver cost optimisation initiatives as well researching future trends in packaging technologies to feedback to the Packaging Leadership Team in order to help develop business strategy and direction.
• Knowledge, experience and understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the packaging industry in light of UK Government & EU policy moving towards a more circular economy.
• Ability to anticipate problems and provide solutions with awareness of the potential consequences of change, whilst always ensuring compliance to all legal and regulatory changes.


Key skills & experience
• Ideally educated to a Degree level, a packaging related qualification is most desirable.
• A strong demonstrable background in FMCG packaging, manufacturing or quality roles.
• Be flexible to travel within the UK and Europe.
• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products.
• Full driving licence.


The Process
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role, please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk

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