Interim Packaging Project Manager

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Bedford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Sep 2022
Closes
10 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
Opportunity for someone experienced in managing projects for packaging change and the technical aspects that go with this, especially in relation to plastic content, recyclability and packaging tax. Client Details Global FMCG business with one of the biggest portfolios of any branded business. Description The key repsonsibilities of this role are: Technical Project Leader, accountable for managing the programme of the R&D workstream leaders assigned to the project Influencing and partnering key stakeholders to support double digit growth. Responsible for the technical delivery of Innovation / Renovation projects (Gifting, Merchandise & E–comm) projects from Boscard to launch and oversee deploy to all Regions. Responsible, together with the Project Lead in shaping the technical aspects of the project e.g., product performance standards/targets and translation of these into a technical project workplan, in alignment with all team members, for monitoring delivery and ensuring quality and sustainability. Packaging Business partner working with Brand Development and the cross functional project team, ensuring packaging is fit for purpose to meet the packaging brief, and delivered on time, in full. Engage with external and internal ecosystem to build the packaging supplier and copacker relations, constantly look for opportunities for profitable ways of doing business from end to end delivery perspective. Responsible for managing internal relationships with Supply Chain & Procurement team members as well as external, suppliers, partners and copackers to deliver technical aspects of the projects Ensuring delivery of technical specifications for all packaging components and product in a project via self or team. To develop and test packaging in accordance with the tools and standards. Responsible for supporting relationships with specialist internal teams to find synergies in working cross functionally Responsible for ensuring product claims support, technical risk management, and compliance with policy, legal, regulatory and safety clearances /requirement. Develop and maintain technical timeline documentation and systems supporting the project lead and team to meet key milestones and ready to order dates Responsible for managing the technical delivery of repack materials, POS displays and liase with local teams and procurement for execution. To manage, coach and develop people Profile The ideal candidate will have a background in: Have experience on gifting and ecommerce projects FMCG preferable or luxury packaging Able to work effectively in multi–disciplinary, multi–cultural teams Flexibility in work style to be able to manage several projects simultaneously Understand risks and manage & mitigate those as appropriate Able to tailor communication effectively with teams and senior leadership Ability to influence new thinking with stakeholders and within team Line management experience or coaching of individuals desirable Job Offer Good contract length with the possibility to extend

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