Beverages Packaging Technologist

  • Location
    Chester, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 40000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Manufacturing and Production
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Food, Drink & Tobacco

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Bonus

Benefits you'll love:

  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual leave package

  • Employee Well-being benefits

  • Social Club

  • Enhance Reward Platform with 100s of discounts at restaurants and retailers

  • Health Insurance Options

  • Accident Insurance Options

  • Professional Development Planning with onsite HR team

  • International organisation with lots of opportunities

Work Pattern: Mon-Thurs 8-5 Fri 8-2.30 38-75 hours

Would you like to work for a leading manufacturer? Do you have experience of working in a fast paced, rapidly changing, commercial and challenging environment preferably within an FMCG? If so, read on as we may have the perfect role for you! On behalf of ENCIRC, Adecco are recruiting for a Beverages Packaging Technologist to join the ever-growing, highly successful manufacturing plant in Elton, Chester. This role represents a vital link between the Beverage manufacturing site and brand owners. The packaging technologist manages both small detail change for brands, and larger proof of concept material changes in plant process.


  • Taking responsibility of all packaging materials used in the beverages site

  • Design, execute, measure and report on tests and trials to prove that materials are fit for purpose in the beverage manufacturing process

  • Optimise existing material usage and assess alternatives

  • Ensure that all materials in direct contact with filled beverages comply with relevant food safety legislation

  • Optimisation of material design for beverage production processes

  • Offering technical support

  • Managing the artwork development process for all printed materials between brand owners, printer and beverage production

  • Tracking individual items through the process against required deadlines

  • Assessing design briefs and then ensuring that they are met

  • Optimisation of artwork for beverage production process

  • Support brand owners by providing concepts and mock-ups or proposed designs

  • Support brand owner sign off and press approval

Ideal Candidate:

Knowledge / Experience

  • Understand the importance of brand

  • Awareness of impact of materials in manufacturing process

  • Understanding of price points for materials and brand positioning

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • Science based background / qualification

  • Communication skills with brand owners and suppliers

  • Confident and able to control messaging on project progress and next actions

  • Listening to customer requirement, comprehending and translating to supplier requirements

  • Fact / evidence-based approach

  • Appreciation of statistics

  • Appreciation of the manufacturing and printing process of packaging materials

  • Scientific approach to trials and measurement of success

  • Highly organised

  • High focus and attention to detail

  • Competent IT use in standard software packages

  • Ability to develop ideas and concepts into reality

  • Ability to deliver to customer and production deadlines

  • Work independently with high volume of concurrent projects from multiple brand owners

Personal Attributes / Competencies

  • Commitment to Customers

  • People Commitment & Development

  • Sustainability

  • Collaboration

  • High Performance

  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement

About the company:

Encirc supplies container glass to some of the world's largest food and beverage companies. Founded in County Fermanagh in 1998, Encirc has gone on to become one of the most innovative and sustainable businesses of its kind globally.

Part of the Spanish group, Vidrala, Encirc has three sites in NI, England and Italy. More than 3 billion bottles are made for the NI, UK and Irish markets each year and Encirc remains the only glass maker in the world to offer a complete beverage supply solution at its site in Cheshire.

We believe that our success as a business can only truly be measured by our impact on those around us and we're working hard to ensure that impact is a positive and lasting one. From creating the world's most sustainable glass bottle, to revolutionising how we run our furnaces, to being the only company of our kind to offer a full 360 approach to the beverage supply chain, Encirc creates flexibility and offers support, whilst minimising carbon impact.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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