Packaging Specification Technologist (Temporary)

Utrecht Op aanvraag

Packaging Specification Technologist (Temporary)

WANTED: Packaging Specifications Technologist for a world leader in the food industry in Utrecht. Are you an experienced in Packaging Specifications and do you have what it takes to further develop packaging specifications?

Are you available for the upcoming 9 months? This might be an opportunity for you!

Packaging Specification Technologist (Temporary) Responsibilities

The company is providing healthy and cost-effective nutrition to millions of babies and toddlers each day. It’s a wonderful privilege and, at the same time, a huge responsibility that depends on the expert sourcing of a wide range of raw ingredients. To ensure our ongoing success in this area, we currently seek candidates with advanced specifications experience and knowledge to apply for the important role of Specification Technologist.

You will manage the specifications part of the packaging material. You are accountable to ensure full food safety and regulatory compliance of the packaging materials worldwide to ensure highest quality standards of finished products for sensitive customers. Your role represents a unique opportunity to combine technical expertise, global vision and business acumen within a very challenging but inspiring category. Central to this opportunity, your role is to cooperate closely with other departments and stakeholders including R&D, Product, Quality and Purchasing.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Drive specification upgrading process: functional specification, supplier SPC (tolerances), new regulatory global requirements, safety risks anticipation.
  • Identify opportunities for specification improvement, efficiency, complexity reduction, security of supply and translate those into concrete harmonization projects across factories and suppliers.
  • Achieve first time right/quality by design for any pack specification change introduced across whole value chain by executing robust specification management processes.

Packaging Specification Technologist (Temporary) Profile

We are looking for candidates with strong packaging expertise who fulfill the following criteria:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in an area such as Material Science, Packaging, Food Science/Technology or related;
  • Minimum of 2 years of Packaging Development expertise with a strong focus on food products;
  • Able to impact and influence stakeholders in a non-hierarchical, cross functional and highly international environment;
  • Strong interest in Food Safety element of packaging materials;
  • Resilient personality with a strong can-do mentality;
  • Continuous improvement mind set;
  • At least some years of strong know how in one packaging category: raw materials, pack conversion processes/technologies, pack testing through supply chain, pack cost drivers, regulations etc.

The offer Packaging Specification Technologist (Temporary)

Initially this is a temporary role of 9 months. The hourly rate depends on education and previous work experience but varies between €75-€80 hourly.


Techniek & Engineering


J. Willemsen
T: +31 6 1240 4022

24-01-2020 Independent Recruiters
Soraja Jairam
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Match criteria
  • FMCG
  • Industrie
  • Farmaceutische industrie
  • Utrecht
  • WO
  • HBO
  • Interim
  • 4000 - 4500
  • 4500 - 5000
  • >5000
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