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Associate Engineer Packaging Development





Mars Wrigley

Associate Engineer Packaging Development

Slough, United Kingdom


Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

As a result of recent strategic redirection within our Mars Wrigley business, we’re now recruiting for two Global ‘DS2’ roles within Packaging Development. The DS2 team provides leadership in packaging material science and technology, building a pipeline of Sustainable materials, and working ‘end to end’ with the Enterprise Innovation Council to deliver innovation in an Agile manner.

As an Associate Engineer in Packaging Development, you will deliver new packaging designs and global development projects, from concept to implementation in our factory network and beyond. The focus is on identifying and delivering innovation opportunities which can be scaled globally, working to deliver packaging solutions to achieve Mars Inc.’s ambitious 2025 sustainability goals.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant technical discipline (Packaging, Engineering, Material Sciences, Product Design etc) OR relevant prior technical experience (ideally within FMCG)
  • Demonstrable Experience in leading and managing projects, in the areas of packaging materials, including flexibles, rigid plastic, cartons, and cases and understanding of packaging sciences, packaging development, packaging legislation, food processing and production
  • Experience in working with outside vendors to deliver project requirements desirable
  • Well-developed persuasion and influencing skills with associates at all levels

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Owning the technical packaging design and development for a variety of projects across different product categories to support Growth and Sustainability
  • Creating packaging prototypes and designs that ensure successful line trials at Mars, co-packer and co-manufacturing sites, making sure the relevant documentation is produced and results are accurately recorded
  • Working with global cross-functional teams, employing ‘design thinking’ to deliver Desirable, Viable, Feasible and Sustainable packaging innovation pipelines
  • Collaborating with the wider packaging development teams to assist in the development of packaging standards in close cooperation with Q&FS, Suppliers and external organizations

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Chance to work on world-renowned brands Maltesers, Mars, Snickers, Galaxy and many more!
  • Mars have been voted in the Top 10 of UK ‘Great Places to Work’ since 2016
  • A competitive salary, yearly bonus and benefits package that rewards you for your work
  • Equal Parental Leave: All new parents at Mars UK can take 52weeks off (26 paid at 90% salary)
  • Mentoring and development support from day 1, including access to renowned Mars University 
  • More than just a career; work for Mars and you join a purpose-drive organization trying to build a better world tomorrow



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