• Packaging Technologist (Ingénieur Packaging Structurel H/F)

    Job ID
    Operating Company
    Offer & Sourcing, Supply & Logistics
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    Position Type
    Fixed Term Contract/Secondment
    Contract Type
    Full Time
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  • Overview

    We want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Our ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. To deliver our ambition, we need to become ONE company, which we will do by building on the already strong local identities, teams and communities across all our retail brands and functions. We are investing in working better together, to make the most of our scale and to better serve our customers.


    We have created a new centralised function; our Offer & Supply Chain team will be using our global buying power to source all our products more cost-effectively and in the same way from a wide range of international suppliers. And we’re distributing them more efficiently through a single, simplified, company-wide logistics network. With greater control over our supply chain, we can set prices consistently across all our brands using the insight and expertise of our people, with less influence from suppliers or local markets.


    This role sits within the Offer & Supply Chain (or OSC’s) Commercial team.


    We are looking to recruit a Packaging Technologist to join our fantastic Brand & Packaging team. As Packaging Technologist, the responsibilities will include implementing and delivering the Structural Packaging strategy. The role will be working with Range, Manufacturing, Industrial Design, and Brand to develop high quality packaging solutions that are the "face" of our brands and the 'jewellery case' of our products.


    As the Packaging Technologist you will investigate and implement industry best practices in packaging design across a range of product sizes, weights and combinations ensuring Kingfisher sustainable agenda is met whilst optimising our supply chain efficiency.


    To do so, you will : 

    • Craft the needs of brand, consumer, product experience and constraints of the supply chain and turns them into clear Packaging Design Briefs that identify value added opportunities
    • Define upfront project success criteria (innovation, affordability, quality and timing) and drive clarity throughout each project
    • Brief packaging design agencies where relevant & suppliers and leads the development of technical solutions through proof-of-concept to first industrialization for each project
    • Deliver technical specifications & ensure industrial scale qualification of the total packaging system from incoming raw materials to finished product quality
    • Efficiently manage our rota of selected packaging manufacturers to deliver new sustainable structural packaging solutions supporting each product category
    • Ensure that packaging solutions are fit for purpose across all Kingfisher operating brands and delivered at the optimum cost
    • Apply project management to manage all deliverables of a pack development on time and at quality


    We are looking for passionate and dynamic candidates with a strong experience  on a similar role. 


    The successfull candidate has presence and impact, is influential such that they develop rapport and credibility with those around them


    He/She takes the lead, communicates goals in a clear and consistent manner which encourages and enthuses; sets and upholds high standards; provides clarity of outcomes but empowers and trusts people to deliver

    He/She enables high performance, sets stretching targets aligned to business goals seeks high standards, motivates and develop others – identifying and promoting talent, provides feedback, mentoring support and empowers others


    What's in for me ?


    Becoming part of Kingfisher is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employee’s with roles that engage them, alongside a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.