Packaging Department Manager – Pharma Industry

Listed November 13th 2023
Mulgrave, VIC
Full Time


Exciting Career Opportunity in Packaging Leadership

We are thrilled to offer you the chance to join our close-knit team and become a part of a well-established, family-owned company with a rich history of over 60 years in contract manufacturing. Our company proudly partners with some of the world’s leading brands, providing a comprehensive range of contract manufacturing services, spanning from over-the-counter medicines to cosmetics and aerosols. At the heart of our operations lies a firm commitment to the creation of innovative products.

In this role, you will take the reins in leading, coaching, and nurturing a team of packaging technologists. Your primary objective will be to conceive and deliver packaging solutions for both new and existing products. To thrive in this role, you must possess a keen ability to perform deep analysis, think outside the box, and communicate with influence.

Key Responsibilities:

Spearhead the development and implementation of imaginative, inventive and sustainable packaging solutions for our customers’ renowned brands.

Foster a continuous flow of fresh ideas and cutting-edge technologies that align with business and consumer demands across Australia.

Strategically enhance the packaging expertise, technical capabilities, and role-specific competencies within the team through effective people development, coaching, and training.

Identify and action opportunities for  optimization by reviewing packaging processes to evaluate production capabilities and packaging compatibility through cross-functional teaming, engaging stakeholders effectively, streamlining processes, and conducting trials if necessary.

Oversee and manage the supplier auditing program for packaging suppliers collaboratively with key stakeholders and maintain approved suppliers in our systems.


To succeed in this role, you should bring the following skills and qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualified in Packaging Engineering or a science related equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership acumen within a GMP environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a packaging role.
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver products and projects on time and within budget.
  • A talent for building trust-based relationships and seamless collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a strong desire for continuous learning.
  • A critical thinker who can provide insightful observations and improvements.
  • Self-motivated, creative, and collaborative team player.

What’s in it for you:

  • Training and development opportunities to help you realise your full potential and encourage innovation.
  • An exciting career with ample growth opportunities
  • The chance to be part of a reputable and innovative manufacturing company.
  • Collaborating with a dynamic team that values teamwork and ongoing improvement.