UK Packaging Technologist - 6 month contract

Kimberly Clark Limited
Barrow in Furness
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UK Packaging Technologist - 6 month contract

Job Description Full Time 6 month Fixed Term Contract (potential for an extension as covering maternity)

Location: Kimberly Clark Mill - Barrow in Furness, United Kingdom


Kimberly-Clark seeks original thinkers to create solutions for our consumers. Employees are our most valued resource and are at the centre of everything we do. Their talent, diversity and commitment are crucial to our innovation and success. As a Bloomberg best UK Employer 2016 and a global organisation, we are able to offer exceptional career development opportunities all around the world.

As a result of our continued success, we are now seeking a Packaging Technologist to work within our UK based Barrow in Furness Mill. With recognisable brands like Andrex, Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 brand share in 80 countries and we see our packaging specialist as an instrumental part of that success.


This particular Packaging Technologist job will suit a packaging engineer/technologist who has experience of working on the implementation of new packaging projects including factory acceptance trials and roll out of new carton designs and finishes. You will be an integral part of our Hands and Face UK Business providing leadership and coordination for Local Packaging Development and Maintenance activity working closely with Regional Packaging Developers, Procurement and Mill Packaging Engineers in order to help us to achieve our business objectives around Innovation and Cost Transformation.

Reporting into the EMEA Packaging Development Team Leader who sits within R&D, you will support the development and Implementation of packaging improvement plans. Working in partnership with our marketing team, you will lead the implementation of regional packaging improvement and packaging cost saving projects and as a subject matter expert you will provide your valuable knowledge in multifunction team discussion around equipment & other activity affecting packaging.

As a packaging technologist/engineer, you will have experience of using quality tools such as Exponentially-weighted moving average (EWMA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Centre lining and Process Capability Studies to ensure statistically valid Packaging Material, Primary and Secondary Pack and Pallet specifications are met.

At Kimberly Clark we focus heavily on 'think customer' so you will participate in initiatives that aim to improve consumer satisfaction & where necessary lead projects to eliminate/reduce pack design sources of consumer dissatisfaction or complaint. This will be aided by your desire to represent the interests of the customer /shopper/chooser/user by interfacing with Marketing and Quality.


  • Sufficient experience within a similar role. Relevant experience must include packaging, manufacturing and logistics insight
  • This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role.
  • Fluent spoken and written English commensurate with the role.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in teams to effectively collaborate in a multifunctional environment.
  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • A minimum standard of a Bachelor or similar university degree in a Technical field.
  • Experience using quality tools such as; Statistical Process Control, Centre lining and Process Capability Studies.


At Kimberly-Clark UK, we know how hard our employees work and the contributions they make to our business. As such we offer attractive packages that not only include some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • 25 days' annual holiday
  • Also a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to tailor your choices to suit your needs (share scheme, dental insurance, gym membership, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, dining cards and health screening are just some to mention).


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Please note that this role will remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made. K-C requires that an employee have authorisation to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

KC are a sponsor of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Good Recruitment Campaign#LI-CW1 Global VISA and Relocation Specifications: This role is available for EMEA candidates already authorized to work in their country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role

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