Packaging Development Manager m/f

Geplaatst op 06-07-2016  -  Categorie: Vacatures  -  Auteur: Marion Richter  -  Bron: Lytz | Vacatures

Our client Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company, producing leading e-cigarette brands, as well as lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam, with more than 200 employees working across offices in Amsterdam and the USA and research labs in Hamburg and Beijing. Fontem Ventures is dedicated to developing and growing a portfolio of innovative non-tobacco product opportunities in lifestyle consumer goods categories. As a member of the Imperial Tobacco Group, Fontem operates on an arms-length basis with its parent company while developing their own non-tobacco brands and products and investing in promising opportunities.

For the Manufacturing Realisation team, headquartered in the Amsterdam office, Fontem Venture is looking for an experienced

Packaging Development Manager (m/f)

Manufacturing Realisation forms part of the MSRD (Manufacturing, Science, Research and Development) function within Fontem Ventures, offering start to end support of product launches and product lifecycle management (PLM).  You would have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and fast moving team, working at the cutting edge of technology in the E-Vapour sector. The department offers the opportunity to be responsible for the set up, and management of on-going, manufacturing operations in a variety of locations around the world.  There will be significant opportunities for global travel working with the manufacturing partners, central functions, and development teams.


Key responsibilities

  • Interface between marketing, manufacturing, Supply Chain and material supplier;
  • Development and qualification of new packaging materials, formats and suppliers;
  • Creation of grid nets and material specifications within the framework of Manufacturing Realisation Specification system;
  • Support optimization of the machine/material interface;
  • Implement and apply cost management activities;
  • Support multiple packaging development projects incl. documentation;
  • Planning creation of artworks with marketing and creative teams;
  • Maintain an on-going awareness of emerging technologies and supplier skills to ensure delivery of appropriate cost-effective solutions;
  • With alignment from Marketing and Quality departments; approve print standards and specifications for our suppliers (print method, colours, ink maker, tool suppliers), approve specification of the print source and method of printing, and estimate one-off cost (Repro, tooling, etc.);
  • Consultation in regard to print items for internal customers: Group Marketing, Regional Marketing teams and Design agencies;
  • Monitoring of competitors activities in respect to new packaging.


Expertise and experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferably in packaging development/engineering;
  • Minimum 3 year of professional experience in R&D Packaging Development environment;
  • Project Management skills and experience;
  • Solid understanding of packaging processing and packaging materials;
  • Fully fluent (spoken and written) in English;
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office.


Description of competences

The following personal skills and characteristics are important for the performance of this function.

  • You are a well-structured project manager with a strong analytical mind-set. You can convince other professionals in and around your organization about your ideas and strategic choices.
  • You can adapt yourself quickly to new and different situations, read the behaviour of other people, compromise to reach agreement and avoid and resolve conflicts. A strong communicator can do so within all levels.
  • You are a world citizen, that means that due to your frequent travelling, you are capable in adjusting very easily to other cultures and environments.
  • Flexibility, integrity and reliability identify you: our client can trust you to do the right thing regardless of circumstances or consequences.
  • You have a strong sense of urgency: you take prompt action to accomplish goals and you  proactively attempt to influence events rather than passively accept outcomes.
  • You are pragmatic and task-oriented: a setback does not throw you off balance and you maintain the overview. You are patient and persistent and you finish what you have started.


The company offers

  • Successful, innovative company with possibilities for personal growth and development;
  • International working environment with a driven team of professionals;
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.



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