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European Packaging Scientist

LOCATION: 

West Yorkshire, YOR, GB

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  1275481

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European Packaging Scientist 
Birstall Leeds


Salary: £33,000 – £41,000 (plus Bonus & Benefits) 


It’s undeniable: Pets truly make the world a better place. That’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World For Pets™, a world where they’re healthy, happy and welcome. It's safe to say, at Mars Petcare, we're passionate about pets, and their health.
With an ambitious packaging agenda within our Pet Nutrition Dry, Care and Treats sector, we have an excellent opportunity for an experienced packaging scientist to help deliver our programmes on Value Leadership, eCommerce and sustainability. 


What are we looking for?

  • Degree level qualification in relevant discipline is desirable or prior technical experience
  • Experience in a similar role preferably within an FMCG environment 
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and managing packaging development projects preferably within an FMCG environment
  • Direct experience of food packaging manufacturing processes is beneficial


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Own the technical packaging design and development for a variety of projects within our programmes of value leadership, ecommerce and sustainability
  • Lead the optimisation of existing packs and packaging materials to improve cost, quality and how they perform on our machines.
  • Responsible for developing new packaging concepts cross functionally, including the materials and their testing methods including the producing of samples in the lab or through suppliers. 
  • Define and lead successful line trials in Mars Petcare factories/suppliers/co-packers including the ensuring the relevant documentation is produced and results are accurately recorded.

 

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pet’s enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours. 
  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance. 
  • The chance to take hold of your own career, and develop personally and professionally. 

 

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