Lead Packaging Engineer PQM

  • Location
    Slough, Berkshire
  • Salary
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  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain

Adecco are recruiting for a Lead Packaging Engineer PQM.

£200 PAYE per day

ASAP start

12 month assignment

At the moment the role is remote but eventually they would like to have people in Slough for 2 days per week.

Job Purpose.

The Engineer PQM is an important role within the European R&D Packaging Team, working across R&D Packs within Europe and CIS. It will lead the finalisation of the packaging quality programme deployment, aiming to harmonise and improve the processes, systems and ways-of-working to get ready for the future with new and sustainable packaging materials. The role will be 70% Quality Process Improvement.

This role will also Line Manage 4 PRA technologist contractors, which are working to complete our regional library of packaging risk assessments together with our suppliers to ensure internal standards are compliant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading the Packaging Development process harmonisation & improvement plan, working towards compliance against internal Quality Standards and ensuring ongoing external regulatory compliance. It includes implementation and improvement of ways-of-working and systems.

  • Leading the supporting stakeholder engagement, management, communication & training plan.

  • Leading a Champions Community within R&D Packs to support on programme engagement, daily project decisions and the improvement ambitions.

  • Collaborating and working closely with other functions and individuals regionally and globally within Mars towards compliance

  • Leading the internal and external audit preparation for key processes within R&D Packs.

  • Line manage contract resources focused on risk assessment for the current packaging portfolio and support in escalations.

  • Continuous improvement on our data and systems for efficient ways of work across packaging.

The job holder reports directly to the R&D Director for Packaging Development. Working independently, leading the PRA technologist group and as part of the Packaging R&D team. The job holder is expected to form close relationships with cross functional teams enabling high quality risk assessments completed in a timely manner and compliance progress shared with important stakeholders.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent BSc/MSc degree and at least 4 years of working experience in a relevant field.

Packaging and/or Quality background.


  • Project management skills.

  • Quality mindset: drive for our first principle: "Quality"

  • Experience in working with outside vendors to deliver project requirements

  • Experience working in packaging laboratories, pilot plants and factories.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and learning agility.


  • Hands on experience in the development and successful launch of new packages, products and processes in FMCG

  • Packaging compliance and Interest in Packaging

  • Experience with internal & external audits.

  • Experience with standards implementation.

  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of software applications.

  • Experience working with Marketing, Supply, Commercial and Sales.

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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