Structural Packaging Designer

Job title:           Structural Packaging Designer
Department:     Design, Development and Innovation
Contract type:  Full time/permanent 
Reports to:       Head of Design, Development & Innovation
Salary:             On application
Issue date:       September 2021

Overview

 
 Croydex a marketing leading bathroom accessory company provides exciting and unique bathroom solutions to markets across the world through many of the world's top retailers.

Our philosophy is to create innovative products from concept through to production. We hold several international patents covering many of the product categories we deliver to market.

As part of a dynamic Product Development Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven fast learner who will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of both retail and transit packaging for new and existing product categories with a focus on waste reduction.

This role will enable the successful candidate to drive packaging design to not only ensure that we have cost effective, manufacturable and functional solutions; but designs that fulfil our environmental and legal responsibilities as a business as we strive to reduce total packaging consumption and waste.

We offer a competitive salary based on ability and level of experience.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, development and implimentation of both retail and transit packaging for new and existing products
  • Ensure that packaging is:-
  1. Simple to manufacture and assemble
  2. Cost effective and utilises the minimum amount of material
  3. Capable of carrying out its core function of protecting the product from damage whilst in transit
  4. Designed to take into account advances in sustainable materials
  5. Considers legislative requirements to ensure that our environmantal and lagel responsibilities are fulfilled
  • Setting a programme of reviewing all packaging used on existing products that ensures the above requirements are met. Where necessary consider a "remove" or "replace" philosophy.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders and departments. Ensuring compliance externally/internally with Vendors/Customers to determine design viability and suitability.
  • Introduce and implement where applicable new innovations/technologies that ensures the business is at the forefront of environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Carry out physical testing of packaging and supervise and control 'off site' testing.
  • Implement continuous improvement.

 

Essential

  • Minimum 3 years relevant packaging experience.
  • Technical understanding and ability to design packaging structures for: -
    • small to large products.
    • fragile and breakable products such as mirrors and glass.
    • unusual and awkwardly shaped products.
  • Highly competent in appropriate packaging design software such as Kasemake, ArtiosCAD, Arden etc.
  • Good knowledge of packaging manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to create cutter guides and manufacture prototypes using a cutting plotter.
  • Keeps abreast with new packaging innovation and technologies.
  • Can demonstrate excellent problem solving.
  • Excellent written English language skills.
  • Hands on approach.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Good teamworking essential with hard working ethic.
  • Knowledge of ISTA packaging standards.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office.
  • Eye for detail, strives for perfection.
  • Fast learner.
 

Desirable

  • Understanding and appreciation of sustainable packaging design and the importance of adopting a "cradle to grave" approach.
  • Experience in mail order packaging.
  • Experience in packaging for container shipment.
 

 

To apply please email your Design Portfolio and CV to designteam@croydex.co.uk and we will assess all candidates