Minto, NSW
Listed July 25th 2017



An opportunity has become available for a Packaging Technologist to join our R&D team in the Refreshment category. This is a full-time permanent role based at the Streets Ice Cream Factory in Minto NSW. The incumbent will be accountable for delivery of category packaging program, including Innovation, VIP, Quality and any other packaging initiatives.

Responsible for developing and managing delivery of packaging solutions for deployment of innovations and renovations into the category with sustainability top of mind. Will also ensure the level of quality, functionality, cost effectiveness and consumer/shopper/customer appeal are in line with the brand requirements.


  • Accountability for all packaging requirements in category locally, working closely with local and regional teams to ensure delivery of portfolio
  • Local set up of packaging materials meeting regional/global specifications
  • Ensuring technical specifications are in place including localising regional or global specifications
  • Development of sustainable packaging solutions
  • Organising, conducting and reporting of supplier, factory and transit trials
  • Localisation of artworks into locally usable printed packaging materials
  • Manage and communicate timings to taskforce for all packaging deliverables
  • Development of distribution packaging, including any specific customer requirements
  • Development of artwork for secondary packaging
  • Providing packaging data for creation of new product codes and maintenance of bills of materials
  • Provision of data to assist in environmental reporting
  • Providing all relevant data for Gate Documentation in a timely and clear manner
  • Close monitoring of packaging quality issues
  • SEAC (Safety) clearance of new contact packaging materials if required
  • Ensure all barcodes meet GS1 and customer requirements
  • Work with Supply Management & Quality on new/alternative supplier development
  • Upkeep with local technologies or innovations, provides local packaging information to category teams


  • Tertiary degree in Engineering, Technical or Packaging qualification (preferred)
  • Previous experience in a similar role within FMCG industry (desirable)
  • Experienced at leading multiple projects
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understanding of artwork briefing and approving
  • Ability to communicate effectively across different stakeholders
  • Show experience of problem solving capability and optimising packaging for value

Applications close 11th of Aug 2017

Interested applicants should apply via Unilever website (Job # 170008YY): https://unilever.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&searchExpanded=true&job=170008YY