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Senior Technologist Packaging Treating

Department:  Research & Development - ANZ

North Strathfield, AU, 2137

Job Function:  Research & Development
Employment Type:  Full time

The Arnott’s Group portfolio of brands such as Tim Tams, Campbell Soup, Shapes, V8 and Scotch Finger continues the 155-year legacy of the Arnott family, providing quality, great-tasting food. Our ambition is to be a regional powerhouse of consumer food brands and our purpose is simple: to create delicious moments. We foster equality, diversity and sustainability, high performance with integrity, balancing decisions from our head and heart and delighting our customers every time.

Senior Technologist Packaging Development (Maternity Leave cover).


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Packaging Technologist to join the team on a 12 month, fixed term contract (maternity leave cover).


As a technical subject matter expert, your primary responsibility will be to know and own packaging specifications.  You will project manage the technical feasibility and commercialisation of new packaging formats, new specifications as well as changes to existing packs and specifications.


Apart from your technical skills, you will also be required to learn and understand the environment where your packs compete in every day, acknowledge the key drivers and attributes that matter so that you can put your creative mind to work and identify innovative packaging formats that can make a difference.


This role is based at our North Strathfield site. (Remote working during current COVID lockdown).


Key elements of the role:

  • Develop and technically approve new packaging formats and changes to existing formats as required by the respective category strategy
  • Support and coordinates all relevant trials and ensure all projects are documented and relevant systems are updated
  • Identify and implement value engineering opportunities
  • Operational support that require a change to packaging specifications
  • Maintain packaging systems (Specifications, artwork, bill of materials, etc.)
  • Learn and understand the retail environment where we compete and give input to the long-term strategies
  • Participation in pipeline building and development based on strategic marketing plans
  • Proactively strengthen key internal partnerships such as the wider Packaging team, Marketing, Supply Chain, Research & Development, Quality Assurance and Consumer Insights
  • Establish and build external partnerships with Packaging Vendors to help drive differentiation and innovation based on defined pipeline needs
  • Professional development – courses, exhibitions, industry networking, etc.
  • Understanding sustainability considerations and familiarisation with PREP and the APCO 2025 targets.


The ingredients you need to be extraordinary in this role include:

  • Tertiary qualification in a science or engineering related field
  • Diploma/degree in packaging development is preferred but optional depending on experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in FMCG or Packaging manufacturer environment
  • Proficient knowledge of Packaging Technology
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a range of stakeholders at different levels
  • Desire to learn and understand the drivers that make consumers buy our products
  • Self-motivated, go getter with a curious nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate technical concepts easily


The successful candidate has the opportunity to join a team that is at the forefront of working with all our internal and external stakeholders to formulate and implement category led plans that will drive mutual and sustainable long term growth for both Arnotts and our customers.



Our passion to create delicious moments and push the boundaries is what keeps us at the forefront of our industry. We pride ourselves on our high-performance work environment where everyone has the same opportunity to perform, grow and thrive.