Packaging Technician - 2 year FTC

Department:  Supply Chain
City:  London
Country:  GB

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

Successful candidate will oversee all transit, retail and digital packaging developments. Technical expert responsible for end to end new product development, product improvement, quality assurance and implementation of standardised procedures for packaging development.  
This role will be the key liaison with internal as well as external partners / manufacturers, focusing on the on-time delivery within agreed technical and quality specifications as well as cost targets.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To lead end to end technical packaging development
  • To implement a standardised procedure for technical packaging developments
  • To define packaging testing requirements in accordance to Burberry quality standards 
  • (homologation, compatibility tests, industrialization trials)
  • To identify ways to improve existing products (cost, quality and production productivity)
  • To advise both internally and externally on all technical, industrial and economic constraints that might impact product design or product delivery at all stages of the development
  •  To create development timetables and programme manage the delivery against pre-identified milestones, highlight any potential risks to the programme
  • To create and maintain appropriate product data base (technical briefs, BOMs, technical specifications, drawings, artworks and technical reports)
  • To analyse and approve suppliers’ technical drawings for production launch
  • To attend start of production (where required) to define technical objectives and acceptable defect range boards in accordance to Burberry quality expectations
  • To own and manage the certification stages in accordance with the pre-determined governance approach
  • To manage compatibility testing between packaging and product (ensuring the interaction is appropriate and behaves as expected)
  • To manage with Retail Programme Delivery Team the functional testing in stores
  • To monitor the various packaging design activity stages covered by the Creative Design Team and raise awareness of potential risks or milestone conflicts
  • Partner with QA/C and Responsibility Teams to ensure quality standards are met for all products

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Previous experience in packaging development
  • Packaging development, industrialisation and technical design experience
  • Strong end to end understanding of Design and Supply Chain Operations
  • Materials knowledge, understanding of processing techniques
  • Extended knowledge of paper/board transformation processes
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Experience working across complex projects
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners
  • Adaptable with good communication skills
  • Collaborative working approach
  • Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution-oriented individual
  • Product sensitiveness
  • Excellent verbal/written communication
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Quick learner with ability to react positively to change
  • Works well as both team leader & team member


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