JOB TITLE: Packaging Technologist Graduate (J002596)
COMPANY: Blake Envelopes & Packaging
We are Blake.
A business grown out of the love for paper and print. We are market leaders in the world of envelopes and e-commerce plastic-free packaging.
Over two decades we have grown in a fast-changing world. A world where algorithm and automation increasingly rule. Where human interaction can be reduced to the flick of a thumb. Where what is real and what is fake can be hard to separate. Where distance and time feel shorter. Where our resources and hope for the future are ever more precious.
We grow because we value and embrace what is real in our world.
We value real people doing real things for each other.
At Blake we develop products and work together with our customers to make things real.
Business Made Real.
Choice Made Real.
Emotion Made Real.
Experiences Made Real.
Hope Made Real.
Tomorrow Made Real.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
We are seeking a talented and innovative Bespoke Packaging Engineer to join our team. This role is pivotal in creating unique and customized packaging solutions that provide exceptional product experiences. The ideal candidate will possess a creative flair, technical expertise in packaging design and printing, and a deep understanding of the end user’s requirements and expectations.
The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the Discovery Introduction to Business Development Programme, which will accelerate your learning and application to ensure that you have the tools at your disposal to grow with the organisation.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Custom Packaging Design: Develop innovative and visually captivating packaging designs from scratch that align with the client’s branding and product goals.
- Material Selection: Identify and recommend appropriate packaging materials based on product specifications, budget constraints, and sustainability considerations.
- Printing Expertise: Oversee the printing process, ensuring high-quality and accurate reproduction of design elements on packaging materials.
- Client Collaboration: Collaborate closely with clients to understand their specific requirements, objectives, and branding guidelines.
- Prototyping and Testing: Create prototypes and conduct thorough testing to ensure packaging functionality, durability, and user-friendliness.
- Sustainability Focus: Integrate sustainable and eco-friendly practices into packaging design and material choices, in alignment with industry trends and client demands.
- Quality Assurance: Maintain strict quality control standards throughout the design and production process to deliver flawless packaging solutions.
- Market Research: Stay updated on packaging industry trends, emerging technologies, and design innovations to offer cutting-edge solutions to clients.
- Documentation: Maintain detailed records of designs, specifications, and project progress for future reference and client communication.
You will possess the characteristics of being Hungry, Humble and Smart;
Hungry to succeed in your career and get ahead in life.
Humble, because you will be the type of person that will give credit to others, whilst always being prepared to stand up and take responsibility.
Smart, because you have the emotional intelligence and self-awareness that is required to excel at interfacing with colleagues as well as customers.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent communicator and have superior people skills
- The ability to influence and negotiate with others
- Sales and prospecting process knowledge
- Exceptional time management and organisation
- Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems and being able to think outside of the box
- Ambition and a desire to succeed
We are looking for someone who is degree educated within the last 3 years, and who is enthusiastic about making their career a success through hard work, dedication, and resilience.
You will have achieved degree status in the following Packaging Engineering, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications are a plus.
Ideally, you will have some knowledge of the following:
- Design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and 3D modelling tools.
- Knowledge of sustainability practices and packaging regulations is advantageous.
If you have an industrial placement or experience in a commercial role, this would be advantageous.
Ideally, you will hold a full and valid driving licence.
All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.