Project Manager - Packaging

Do you want the global autonomy to lead New Product Development packaging projects across the UK and the USA? This will be office based out of Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire with only 4-6 weeks of the year spent in the US.

SALARY: £50,000-£60,000 dependant on your experience

BENEFITS: Project bonus 10%, generous 6% pension, income protection

LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, St Albans, Northampton, Luton, Bedford, Bletchley, Aylesbury, Dunstable

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY: This is a brand-new role with global project management responsibility over multi-disciplinary teams

JOB SPECIFICATION - NPD Packaging Project Manager

·Lead multiple simultaneous new product development projects (3-5) related to packaging, cases and containers for customers across the UK and the US
·Project duration could be between 2-18 months (depending on validation) with the value of individual projects ranging from £100,000-£400,000
·Project head count could range from 2-12 people dependant on project
·The total value of your annual projects could exceed £10,000,000 per annum
·You will own NPD packaging projects from product concept through to production to customer delivery. These will be run to strict parameters including: budget, quality, timescales etc
·There are no direct reports in this role, but indirectly you will utilise various departments: Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Quality Control (Laboratory) and Supply Chain
·You will be expected to travel to the USA where needed for business purposes – approximately 4-6 one-week trips at a time
·Manage process improvements utilising lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles

YOU MUST HAVE - NPD Packaging Project Manager

·A degree in an engineering or a suitable technical subject
·A practical product development background in packaging, cases or containers
·Led and managed project development programs which include: phase gates and design reviews
·Worked on combined projects worth circa £2,000,000 in value per annum
·The ability to lead and motivate teams of engineering and commercial personnel


·A project management related qualification i.e. Prince 2 or APM
·Practical knowledge of various lean and six sigma related tools such as: FMEA, Design of Experiments, Design for manufacturing

THE COMPANY: NPD Packaging Project Manager

A global multi-site developer and manufacturer of award winning containers and packaging solutions. Their customers are heavy biased towards regulated markets such as Life Sciences, Clinal, Pharmaceutical, and Chilled goods, although in recent years they have diversified well to add flavour to this project management role. As a business they hold over 4 different ISO’s including 9001 and 17075.


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INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant James Coull quoting Project Manager reference JAC14933 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683323 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.