Project Leader Packaging (m/f)

Geplaatst op 21-09-2016  -  Categorie: Vacatures  -  Auteur: deSter/ DUPP - Food Recruitment  -  Bron: DUPP Food Recruitment | Vacatures

Headquartered with a worldwide sales office in Hoogstraten, Belgium, deSter is an international company and member of the Gategroup. They actively design, develop and manufacture food packaging for a wide range of markets across the globe, especially foodservice, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) chains, food processors, airlines, hotels & rail customers. They are specialized in thermoformed and injection moulded plastics, cutlery packs, condiments and aluminium products. Their in- house production is located in Belgium, Hoogstraten to serve European customers and Thailand, Prachinburi, to serve APAC, Middle eastern and US customers. deSter ensures that the customer’s unique style and individual needs are taken into account in order to create innovative, tailor made concepts, in which trendsetting design and down-to-earth practicality go hand in hand. They aim for a perfect balance between look and feel, functionality, cost and environmental impact and offer full customer support from initial design to final product supply and beyond. deSter is global number one in food packaging for airline, but is increasing their focus on food packaging products for the food processor markets (e.g. prepacked salad, fruit and meals).


To serve this further growth they are looking for, location Hoogstraten (Belgium), an experienced and entrepreneurial


                                                      Project Leader Packaging (m/f)


  • Responsible for the translation of customers’ needs and wishes into a clear briefing and to manage these development projects from beginning to end
  • Providing and supporting Sales with technical expertise concerning packaging material and contributing in presentations to customers
  • Leading and supporting packaging projects with focus on quality, new technologies, sustainability, light weight products, efficiency and cost optimization
  • Coordination of packaging solutions in close collaboration with customers and setting up requirements in line with expectations
  • Monitoring and identifying new trends en developments within packaging and translate them into product development
  • Timely identifying and monitoring trends and developments in the industry and translate them into innovative recipes
  • Working closely together with the teams of Engineering, Design, Sales, Quality, Operations, Procurement and Marketing
  • Reporting to the Director Product Development.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Technology, Product Development with additional education or experience in packaging
  • Relevant working experience in packaging development and packaging engineering within the food industry
  • Technical knowledge of packaging materials, preferably experience with thermoforming, injection molding, plastic materials
  • Strong project manager with experience in leading cross functional teams within set targets and time frames
  • Excellent verbal en written communication skills in English and preferable in Dutch 
  • Willingness to travel short trips worldwide
  • Personal Skills: Team player, analytical, well organised, result driven, solution minded, goal oriented, strategic thinking, clear vision and a hands-on attitude.

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If you are interested in this position, please contact Janneke van der Logt, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-23637490 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to ofni.[antispam]

deSter selected DUPP for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.

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