PepsiCo Careers

Senior Packaging Technologist

Leicester, United Kingdom
Research and Development

United Kingdom - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 160286BR

Job Description

Role: Senior Packaging Technologist
Location: Leicester
Salary: c.£50,000, plus bonus and car allowance.

We are looking for a Senior Packaging Engineer to lead the delivery of both Snacks and Nutrition packaging innovation and productivity. It is also anticipated that there will also be a chance to incorporate some packaging sustainability focus within this role.

This role will give you great accountability and a unique chance to develop your expertise as we ask you to manage programmes with significant technical and logistical challenges. You will also have the opportunity to deliver a pipeline expected to result in significant growth through innovation and efficiency year on year.


  • Lead complex packaging innovation and value engineering projects from initiation to market-place delivery
  • Align multifunctional stakeholders to project plans
  • Actively seek and independently develop creative technical solutions for problems. Use robust scientific method to validate hypotheses, design and qualify advantaged and optimized package design
  • Work effectively within regional and global cross-functional teams, demonstrating strong functional expertise to overcome barriers and deliver initiatives with excellence
  • Identify potential cost savings and collaborate with cross-functional partners (eg Purchasing, Ops, SQA) and suppliers to scope opportunities and qualify cost-advantaged packaging solutions
  • Define and seek out best practices, leveraging experience and knowledge from across Global R&D
  • Ensure all relevant documentation and specifications are completed and in compliance with Global standards
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory & food safety requirements


  • Previous experience in R&D product / process / packaging
  • Bachelors/First degree in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline
  • Experience of Food/Beverage R&D advantageous
  • Passion for products, packaging and processes within a technically driven environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects to completion in an R&D environment
  • Drives continuous improvement of products and processes
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret complex data and distil into meaningful information
  • Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail
  • Pragmatic, solutions focused approach backed by strong technical and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy, numerate and good time management skills
  • First class presentation skills (written & verbal)
  • High standard of English required (written and spoken)

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular