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Junior Packaging Technologist

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Do you have a degree in Packaging or a related area? Are you looking to develop a career within a Packaging Development role?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Packaging Technologist to join our Research and Development (R&D) team based at our R&D facility in Folkestone, Kent.

The Junior Packaging Technologist works closely with the Product team with responsibility for Packaging Development, Regulatory and Legislative practices and Quality improvement.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage project documentation

  • Develop and execute package testing plans

  • Source technical drawings / die lines

  • Develop suitable consumer and transit packaging including display cartons, shelf ready packs, corrugated containers, and pallet layouts

  • Manage modifications to existing product packaging

  • Interface with all relevant departments to effectively manage projects

  • Identify resource / prioritisation issues and report to Packaging Technologist

  • Offer factory support for pack design related engineering issues

  • Development of consumer and transit packaging using external suppliers

  • Implement transport tests to assure outer packaging and pallet designs are sufficient to deliver high quality product to customers

  • Harmonise pack designs to improve manufacturing efficiency

  • Issue and maintain packaging specifications as well as reports on outcome of industrial line trials

  • Provide relevant information for the assembly of technical dossiers and supplier specifications

  • Keep up to date with sustainability requirements and integrate into packaging development.

  • Regulatory/Legal:

    • Keep up to date and be knowledgeable of regulatory and legislative activity as it pertains to packaging and recycling

    • Assure that all regulatory and legal considerations are applied to all assigned projects

  • Quality Improvement:

    • Assist with quality investigations regarding pack design

    • Support quality improvement initiatives and assistance with resolution of quality issues related to product manufacture and packaging

  • Business Acumen:

    • Understand cost targets into all new pack designs and be aware of gross margin impacts

    • Understand business and line efficiency impacts of all new designs

The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a degree in Packaging Design/Material Engineering/Mechanical Engineering or a related area, with work experience within a packaging design/development role. In addition, they will:

  • Have knowledge of the development of various types of packaging and packaging components like Cans, Pumps, Actuators, Bottles, Tubes, Corrugates etc. and technical testing of the considered elements

  • Have knowledge of the manufacturing techniques for packing consumer products

  • Have good project management skills, ownership mentality, with strong results orientation and business acumen

  • Be able to manage multiple projects, work cross-functionally/internationally, and deliver against company business goals and objectives.

  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Have a proven delivery focus.

In return, we offer a competitive salary with 24 days annual leave, an annual company performance related bonus, health cash plan, life assurance cover and a highly competitive pension scheme.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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