Customer Facing Packaging Designer, Bespoke Solutions – Midlands

Innovative Bespoke Packaging Solutions provider seeks to capitalise on their significant recent growth, through the appointment of a talented and ambitious Packaging Technologist, possessing the intellect and dynamism to drive an increased Technical Design Services presence in their high profile Client relationships.
Based in the Midlands with genuine National presence, they seek a talented and dynamic individual with the ability to genuinely leverage existing relationships through delivering innovation & business results. You will be talented and ambitious and will take responsibility for working directly with the Client Development team in the evolution of a number of high profile existing Client Accounts.
In an increasingly commoditised market, this Business has invested & enhanced it’s ingenuity, capability & therefore service desirability, through global outsourcing partnerships, through innovative material solutions & most critically though an intelligent, client centric partnered approach in the development of products, services & outstanding Client satisfaction and they now seek an outstanding ‘Technical Value Engineer’ to enhance their expanding technical services team.
Your main responsibility will be to support the existing Sales operation by designing and creating innovative packaging solutions for an impressive and diverse portfolio of Clients. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, you will work with Artios Cad design software and alongside your internal design & innovation responsibility, you will frequently attend customer site visits (either independently or accompanying the senior Sales team members), so you must be highly comfortable & effective at the Client interface. You will be responsible for visualising & generating enhanced product impact and process flow cost savings through packaging innovation and be able to provide the related technical reports to a diversity of key Client stakeholders, including Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing & Logistics.
Other aspects of the role include;
• Continually review market place & industry, communicating changes and opportunities within the company and their customer market place.
• Formulation & implementation of strategy
• New product development, planning & management
• Working closely with both existing & potential customers to gain a full understanding of their businesses and the implications & effect of the packaging materials used.
• To plan & prioritize activities focused on achieving business and area goals
• Communicate, liaise & negotiate internally & externally to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships
• Work closely with strategic suppliers
You will have experience of working with Artios CAD or similar software and have a proven track record of creating and driving enhanced product & financial efficiency to customers – either directly through the redesign of product, or indirectly by improving line speeds & efficiencies. Ideally you will have experience of working for a conventional corrugated packaging manufacturer & can demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge. You are innovative with great attention to detail and have a natural creative flair, always receptive to new concepts and constantly seeking to broaden your knowledge of packaging.
You will be accustomed to working under your own initiative, yet a natural team player with a desire to join a culturally strong and professional organisation who will seek to develop you further throughout your long term career. You will thrive on challenge, be passionate and enthusiastic in your approach and have an ability to communicate at a diverse level of responsibility. This position is considered a key appointment, where an absolute ability to prioritise work and deliver against deadlines is considered essential.
In return you will be offered an attractive package including salary & company car, with an array of Company benefits, plus the professional opportunity to contribute enormously to the shape & definition of this organisations continued presence and market growth.
Packaging, Bespoke, Corrugated, eCommerce, Distribution, Packaging Supplies, Technologist, Technician, Engineer, CAD, Manager, 3D Structural Designer, eCommerce, 3PL, Client facing, Value engineering, Lean manufacturing

£Excellent salary, car & benefits