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Packaging Technologist



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.




  • Ensure project briefs are SMART, develop packaging timeline & risk register early liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers.
  • Manage packaging development projects, also liaising with R&D, Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Suppliers, manage and attend packaging trials and report outcomes promptly.
  • 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.
  • Timely complete pallet plans.
  • 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.
  • Timely complete packaging workflows (VERP & FERT).
  • Manage CCI projects (supplier change or specification change) and initiate CCI ideas.
  • Involve in technical validation of new packaging equipment.
  • Continuously seek the identification of new technology supporting the company's growth.
  • Generate innovative ideas that will take advantage of emerging opportunities.
  • Communicate technical information, opportunities, and potential risks in business environment to facilitate effective decision making.




  • Degree in Packaging highly preferred.
  • Significant experience in packaging, food industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Form, Fill, Seal (FFS) technology and packaging food law compliance would be an advantage.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, manage time effectively, and deal with constant changes.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good verbal & written communication skills.
  • Self-assertion and ability to deal effectively with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.


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.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.