Hair Packaging Project Manager Full Time

England, United Kingdom | Bachelor's Degree | 3 - 5 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Project Management | Consumer Goods

Job Summary

Port Sunlight R&D is home to one of Unilever's largest packaging development teams, responsible for global packaging design for two of the leading categories, Hair & Laundry with a multi-billion Euro turnover. The Hair team leads packaging design for global brands such as Sunsilk, Dove, TRESemme, Tony&Guy; TiGi 

This role provides an excellent opportunity to influence the future design direction of the Categories, where there is an emphasis on consumer, shopper and customer-winning pack designs, creating beautiful irresistible brand packaging, in conjunction to functionality; cost optimization & sustainability 

Job Responsibilites

As a Packaging Manager you will be responsible for: 

- To lead small teams of packaging professionals to manage packaging projects within the Hair Category, both for innovation and savings initiatives. 

- To understand and apply the knowledge of consumer, shopper and customer drivers to create great designs and packaging solutions 

- To work with the regional teams to develop and implement solutions into the marketplace, according to the R&D Operating Framework 

- To develop components and specifications which meet consumer needs, functional parameters, cost targets and supply chain requirements 

Job Requirements

- Minimum A level qualification or equivalent, degree preferred, in a packaging or science based subject 

- Significant experience in packaging development or related technical function. This should include experience in the key aspects of packaging development in a Design or Deploy function 

- Extensive knowledge of packaging materials with a key focus on rigid plastics & 2D executions 

- Packaging technical skills, particularly in design/conversion processes/supply chain implications 

- Experience of leading the development of a packaging project in a matrix environment from concept generation through to implementation in factories. 

- Experience of working successfully with virtual teams. 

- Candidates must have a working understanding of English (written & verbal) 

- Accountability & Responsibility 

- Growth Mindset 

- Consumer and Customer Focus 

- Bias for Action 

- Building Talent & Teams 

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