Packaging Project Lead

Job Title: Packaging Project Lead
Job Reference: SC/HQ056515

Location: Wirral
Job Type: Temporary

£15 - £17 per hour
Sector: Manufacturing & Production

Posted 6 days ago

  • Packaging Project Lead – Skincare
  • £17.56 per hour
  • 6 month temporary contract
  • Role based in Wirral

Working for a global FMCG company with some of the most recognisable brands, we are recruiting for an experienced Packaging Project Lead to join their team in Wirral. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Skin Care Team to help with product development and contribute to the success of the brands globally.


Joining our Skin Care EU team means working within a dedicated and ambitious team on the development and upkeep of high impact Global and local specialist brands. We offer an agile and open-minded environment with strong, proactive, passionate thinkers who are constantly seeking to improve purpose in terms of brand, people, sustainability, technology & business growth.

As a member of the Packaging team, you will have the chance to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, and external partners to create products consumers want and love.

Main Accountabilities:
1) Packaging workstream leader on innovation projects, leading project through full end to end processes.
2) Lead the primary and secondary packaging developed for the projects ensuring robust, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions are selected.
3) Lead the development and design of pallet layouts and ensure rigorous assessments are carried out to ensure they meet the supply chain needs.
4) Responsible for all lab testing on the projects including Ecommerce.
5) This role will work closely with other functions, such as procurement and supply chain, to create, develop and deliver product solutions.
6) Work and communicate effectively with different departments and functions to deliver. against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.
7) Write packaging specifications ensuring they meet required standards.


• Relevant experience in packaging development preferably on flexible, rigid and corrugate packaging.
• Experienced in distribution designs and use of CAPE
• Experienced in design and managing testing plans, lab testing, and report writing.
• Skilled and comfortable working in a digital environment
• A creative, logical, and analytical mind to generate innovative design solutions to technical design problems.
• Ability to respond quickly to change in priorities
• You will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex engineering and design principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.


We will consider candidates from a quality/manufacturing background, but they need to have some innovation Project Management experience.
Project Management is key – talk to Marketing, Printers, Suppliers and pull it all together.
Direct packaging or closely related, e.g. background from flexible plastics (Shrink films, lithography, printing) would be considered.
Engineering packaging people would be considered also.

This role is not carrying out the design work, more technical project development supported by analytical testing.


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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