Junior Packaging Technologist

Pukka Herbs
Bristol, Avon
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Junior Packaging Technologist

Do you have great project organisation and planning skills and have experience of managing packaging changes in a manufacturing environment? Do you aspire to work for a purposeful, sustainable and growing ethical brand where you can make a real impact within a packaging coordination and innovation role? We are looking for a Junior Packaging Technologist to support the development of new packaging solutions and join our Quality team.

Based in Bristol, our Junior Packaging Technologist comes with a competitive salary of around £25,000 to £28,000, alongside a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.

About Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs create delicious organic herbal teas and incredible health supplements that take people on a journey of discovery to a healthier, happier life, benefiting people, plants and the planet. Pukka Herbs began 15 years ago and is the fastest growing herbal tea company and the 6th fastest growing grocery brand in the UK. Over a million cups of Pukka tea are drunk every day and Pukka’s teas and supplements are sold in over 40 countries across the globe.

About the role

As Junior Packaging Technologist you’ll be Pukka’s champion of packaging quality. Working closely with our marketing, quality, and procurement teams you’ll support the development of new packaging solutions that meet the Pukka mission. You’ll involved in creating new packaging concepts and play a key role in coordinating the change management programme. Combining the effort of our operations and marketing teams, along with our partner packers, you’ll deliver improvements in our existing product range and support the successful technical delivery of our new product development.

In this junior level project management role, you’ll communicate packaging updates with internal colleagues and co-packers, lead packaging trials, create packaging artwork specifications, check that packaging artwork meets technical specifications before sending to print, coordinate the resolution of technical challenges, and attend print runs when required. Fostering a culture of continuous improvement with our partner packers you’ll ensure that standards in product quality are met and have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the team to create new packaging concepts.

About you

You’ll ideally be degree qualified or have experience gained in a similar junior packaging project management role within a manufacturing environment. A knowledge of supply chains, legal labelling requirements and printing processes are a real benefit.

You’ll be highly organised, meticulous, able to prioritise workloads effectively and be someone who aims high and is determined to deliver excellence. Solid project planning and basic level project management skills are needed alongside a proven track record in delivering and coordinating multiple, complex technical projects.

With an inquisitive and creative mind, you’ll be a proactive problem-solver, able to identify product and process solutions, and have a real passion for Pukka and what we stand for. You’ll have a proactive mindset, thrive on deadlines, be resilient to changing priorities, and able to manage multiple projects in a busy office environment. Calm under pressure you’ll have strong verbal and written communication skills, able to maintain an eye for detail and can change gears quickly as needed.

To apply

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply for this role please attach your CV demonstrating why you are a brilliant fit for Pukka and your answers to the four questions below which form an essential part of our application process

- Who are you?

- How do you relate to others?

- Heart or head?

- Describe your energy

Closing date – Friday 11th August 2017