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Technical & Quality
Packaging Development Technologist
Sydney West
Permanent Full Time

To ensure sustainable success in the marketplace by supporting new product launches as well as developing innovative packaging materials, we are looking for a Packaging Development Technologist to join the Packaging Development team.
This role reports to our Packaging Development Manager and will be based at Sydney Olympic Park where you'll be part of a trans-tasman team. 
As a Packaging Development Technologist at Lion, you will be responsible to drive and support the development of innovative, sustainable & cost-effective packaging solutions to ensure that our brands and operations are optimal.

Key responsibilities:
•    Ensure new materials and formats meet raw material specifications
•    Build good stakeholder relationships to enable great customer service
•    Drive packaging developments that enable Lion to come to market with innovative new ideas and projects
•    Leverage knowledge of industry developments and supplier capabilities to provide evaluations on new materials
•    Support the Environmental team by championing Sustainable Packaging designs in line with our commitment to reduce our Packaging Materials footprint
•    Monitor all packaging from concept to implementation and provide evaluations to continually improve packaging solutions
•    Create and develop new packaging options in line with Marketing and Innovation briefs and Sustainability initiatives by working with suppliers, leading factory teams to organise trials, commissioning, and evaluation of results
•    Co-ordinate materials trials with our suppliers and integration teams to realise re-engineering opportunities in addition to NPD & Innovation

The successful applicant will have:

•    Understanding of the material manufacturing processes
•    Ability to work independently; able to influence and work collaboratively
•    Strong technical, analytical, communication and project management skills
•    Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of packaging materials
•    Ability to manage complex, diverse and changing priorities, highly motivated
•    Good business and commercial acumen
•    Qualification in Packaging or Packaging / Materials Engineering would be highly regarded

At Lion, we choose to be a leader in driving inclusion, diversity and gender parity. We have an ambitious goal to reach at least 40% representation of both men and women in all teams in all areas of the business. Are you hesitating to apply because you don’t think you meet all of the criteria? If you believe you are aligned with our values at Lion, we’d encourage you to still click on that apply button so we can explore  your unique skill set and the value you could add to one of our teams.