Mars vacancy 2022 in Slough, England, United Kingdom – Packaging Development Engineer

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Salary: Competitive

When we make brands that put smiles on people’s faces and create better moments for millions, we feel a sense of pride in our work! Today, our iconic products like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, EXTRA® and Skittles® are enjoyed in more than 180 countries.

We have a unique opportunity to join our Research and Development team in our technical hub in Slough as a Packaging Development Engineer. We have a couple of roles at different levels available, working in a regional context (Europe, CIS and Turkey) to deliver new packaging design and development projects from concept through to implementation in our factory network.

These roles are responsible for projects aimed at improving and enhancing the design and performance of our core packaging portfolio, and to ensure cost optimisation as well as working with colleagues to deliver packaging solutions that work towards achieving Mars’ 2025 sustainability goal.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant technical discipline (Packaging, Engineering sciences etc); OR relevant prior technical experience; Packaging diploma/degree is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of packaging materials, including flexibles, rigid plastic, cartons, and cases.
  • Understanding of packaging sciences, packaging development, packaging legislation, food processing and production.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and managing projects in an FMCG environment and working with outside vendors to deliver project requirements.
  • Ability to work and collaborate across different levels/cultures and be agile in ways of working and design thinking.
  • Good command of the English language

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Owning the technical packaging design and development for a variety of projects (of increasing complexity) with a focus on one or more product categories (Gum, Fruit Snacks, Chocolate, and Ice Cream) to support growth, value leadership, supply security or sustainability.
  • Creating packaging prototypes and ensuring successful line trials at Mars, co-packer and co-manufacturing sites, ensuring the relevant documentation is produced and results are accurately recorded
  • Creating packaging designs and specifications that deliver the desirable Key Quality Attributes via robust risk management and the delivery of consumer, customer and supply chain requirements
  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver desirable, viable, feasible and sustainable innovation, leading projects of different levels of complexity at the same time.
  • Work with Regional and Global product development teams in building and delivering the innovation pipelines and the development of existing or new technology to deliver Innovation and Value Leadership.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • 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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Company: Mars

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level

Job Location: Slough, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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