Date: 15 Jun 2024


Company: McCormick & Company

Packaging Technologist

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.




  • Manage packaging development projects, also liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers, manage and attend packaging trials and report outcomes promptly.
  • Ensure project briefs are SMART, develop packaging timeline & risk register early liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers.
  • Ensure briefs are met OTIF (quality, fit for purpose, cost) and line performance is validated.
  • Manage packaging specifications and maintain the integrity of EMEA associated databases.
  • Manage food contact certification through PIR with Suppliers & SQP.
  • Establish packaging standards via factory trials to ensure that proposed packaging materials are fit for purpose (i.e., appropriate material/ components, acceptable quality, adequate performance, and efficiency on packing line) and gain approval from all relevant parties.
  • Manage cost optimisation projects (supplier change or specification change) and initiate cost optimisation ideas.
  • Continuously seek the identification of new technology supporting the company's growth.
  • Communicate technical information, opportunities, and potential risks in business environment to facilitate effective decision making.




  • Degree in Packaging or related Science field highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in packaging, food industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Form, Fill, Seal (FFS) technology is a must, ideally horizontal.
  • Basic knowledge in packaging food law compliance would be appreciated.
  • Good knowledge of packaging equipment and materials.
  • Good knowledge of Autocad, Cape Pack, Solidworks.
  • Competent PC Skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, work to tight deadlines, and deal with constant changes.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-assertion and ability to deal effectively with people at all levels.




McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


Thank you for your interest at McCormick and time you invested in your application. Please note, all applications are being thoroughly reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team and only selected candidates will be contacted.