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Job Descriptions

You’ll be involved in all aspects of bringing a new product to market - from the initial concept right through to product launch.

You’ll be the key customer contact for all issues concerning the products you’re working on, keeping them informed of any outcomes and making sure that all their needs are met....

As a Packaging Designer, you’ll be responsible for the creation of attractive, functional packaging for food products made by your company.

You’ll probably spend about a third to a half of your time actually designing packaging - and the rest working on production costs, meeting with colleagues to discuss your work and meeting with customers to fine-tune what you’re designing....

You’ll be your company’s expert when it comes to identifying and developing new packaging technologies and designs from first thoughts through to commercial roll-out.

You’ll use your knowledge of various packaging technologies to ensure that the packaging you develop meets rigorous standards....

As Packaging Manager you’ll be responsible for all of the work in your company that is related to product packaging, so you’ll lead a department that provides accurate and timely provision of packaging information, new packaging development, stock management, forecasting and customer relationship management....

As a Planner in a food company you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the correct products are made efficiently and to the right quality, for delivery to customers.
This means you’ll work with a variety of different people from sales through to production in order to construct a suitable production schedule.
You’ll also have to ensure that all of the raw materials are in place for use by your production colleagues in line with your schedules.

As a Process Technologist (sometimes known as a Process Development Technologist), you’ll be the link between the product development kitchen and the production line, with responsibility for making sure that new products make a smooth transition from trial and testing stages to full production.

This means you ensure that trial factory production runs take place with the outcomes reported to all relevant staff. You’ll identify any critical issues, make recommendations for improvements, measure yields and make sure that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations....

As a project engineer working in the food manufacturing sector your job is to make sure that all project work is completed on schedule and within budget; this could be capital projects such as purchase and installation of new equipment through to improvement work that you may be involved with.
You’ll be the manager for the entire project from initial conception, through design, purchase and installation, to final commissioning and sign off.
You’ll have to balance a whole range of factors in order to get your projects completed with a minimum of disruption to your company’s activities.

The position of PR Director or Head of PR for an in-house department of a food manufacturer is usually only found in major national, sometimes multi-national, companies and often part of a Corporate Communications team...

As a PR Executive specialising in food and drink you could be working as part of a client account team in an external agency that concentrates on the industry or within an in-house department of a major food manufacturer and food brand owner...

As a PR Manager specialising in food and drink you could be working as part of a client account team in an external agency that concentrates on the industry or within an in-house department of a major food manufacturer and food brand owner...