Headquartered in London, Mars Food is dedicated to providing better food today and a better world tomorrow. The 13 leading food brands are available in more than 30 countries, and include UNCLE BEN’S®, which is more than 70 years old.
As Packaging Engineer you identify and develop packaging solutions that meet the Mars Food global business, customer and consumers’ needs, and prepare for a successful launch, within the constraints of quality, cost and timing.
Design and develop new concepts and execute projects from idea through manufacturing start up by translating the packaging development brief into a final pack format (primary, secondary & tertiary).
Evaluate packaging materials, equipment and manufacturing processes to ensure safe quality manufacture and at the same time meet the cost targets.
Develop and maintain the packaging specifications, as well as other packaging related systems.
Participate in relevant multi-disciplinary Activity Task Group (ATG) meetings and fulfill the role of technical leader as required.
Build and maintain a great internal and external network to remain informed about the latest packaging science and technology , e.g. visiting exhibitions, keeping close contact with suppliers, external packaging organizations or institutes as well as cross segment network.
Bachelor or Master degree in Packaging Science, Materials or Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent education.
Minimal 2 years work experience in a technical field, ideally closely to packaging related.
Experience in facilitation & leading project teams, including external parties.
Experience with pouch packaging is a pre.
Excellent project management skills and the ability to work in a deadline driven environment with cross- functional teams.
Fluent in written en spoken English.
Contract via Nutri-akt for 6 months (extension afterwards is possible).