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  • Menstrie


Job Description :

Senior Packaging TechnologistMenstrieClosing Date is Sunday 19th May 2019

About usFrom Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed.  We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company.  Our brands are industry icons.  And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role.  It’s why we trust them with our legacy.  And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

About the roleThe role of Senior Packaging Technologist sits within the Component Development/ Packaging Science and Technology, Premium Packaging and Technology Team, based at International Supply Technical Centre, Menstrie.

The Senior Packaging Technologist is responsible for:

- Identifying and delivering projects in the technical pipeline, in order to achieve the value driven targets of the PPT team. Examples of this could be- COGS reduction projects, Design for Quality, longer term applied research, packaging sustainability projects or sourcing projects.
- Taking component development from commercialisation to implementation on one/many ISC brands.
- Delivering support to Brand Change and Luxury projects across ISC (International Supply Centre).

- Where required, based upon business needs, take component development from idea to commercialisation on one/many ISC brands.
- Ensuring all packaging and process materials used across all Diageo products are fit for purpose.

The role of Senior Packaging Technologist exists within two PPT teams - there is an expectation that the role holder will support the work of each team, as the business needs require.

The key difference in the role between the two teams is timescale.  Most Component delivery projects should be complete in 12 months or less and most Material Science projects will take 18+ months.

This role supports key initiatives and projects for ISC.

This will involve support across packaging sites and Diageo’s material suppliers.

Key Relationship:

- Procurement and Diageo component suppliers – to drive delivery of best in class components.
- PPT Component Delivery Team- to implement projects across ISC production sites.

To develop and implement components that are fit for purpose to meet the demands of the business. To build in quality and drive out cost.

Component specification development – Technical leadership of component specification development.  Rationalisation of all components to reduce complexity and improve OEE.  Improved quality to meet market requirements.

Quality Components - Component specifications detailed to appropriate degree at both functional and attribute level.  Key Specification Variables established for all critical components.  Supplier capability to deliver to new specification understood and all gaps identified with plans in place to ensure supply.

Brand Change and Luxury Project Delivery – Technical leadership of all Brand Change and Luxury projects to ensure on time, to cost and quality expectations of the customer are met.

Design for Quality – Ensure all components are designed in line with right first time principals.  All potential impact of the change process fully understood and agreed with the receiving conversion site on key projects.

Applied Research – Development of cutting edge solutions to component specification issues.  Working with industry and academia to develop new solutions to existing packaging problems.

About youWe’re looking for people with character: driven, resilient and open-minded.  You’ll be commercially astute, target driven and flexible – as our work can change quickly.

You’ll be graduate calibre or equivalent - preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline, ideally with a professional qualification in relevant field (e.g. Institute of Packaging).

To be successful in this role you must have experience in materials testing, supplier development, and supplier auditing, component qualification and production capability.

You’ll demonstrate sound commercial judgement to allow for balancing business opportunity against perceived technical risks.

You’ll have a deep awareness of different cultural requirements - experienced in working across business boundaries and in challenging environments.

You’ll also demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and have a track record of delivering tailored technical solutions at pace.

Experienced in working with component suppliers. Ideally will have experience of component manufacturing, specifically cork, closures, glass, cartons, cases, labels and gift boxes.

Expert in supplier auditing.

Feel free to speak to us about what flexible working means to you.


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About the company

British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England. It is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.[5][6]

Diageo's brands include Smirnoff (the world's best-selling vodka),[7] Johnnie Walker (the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky),[8] Baileys (the world's best-selling liqueur),[9] and Guinness (the world's best-selling stout).[10][11] It also owns 34% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy.

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