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New Product Development Specialist - Packaging
- famous packaging brand for luxury goods
- Global exposure with promising career development opportunity
About Our Client
Our client specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of premium and luxury packaging.
1.Partnering with the South African based R&D team: Innovation and Design, Research and NPD
-Must be able to communicate with the South African team in the initial conceptual and developmental stages of potential new product development and innovation
-Aid in formulating departmental/project goals/strategy
-Give insight into Chinese capability and contribute in providing viable solutions to the challenges of design and development of new products.
-Must understand the new product development value chain and mass production of consumer goods
-Preferably have a background in product design/paper engineering/packaging design and/or project management
2.Investigating new production processes
-Will need to follow up on research done by the South African team and help supply possible solutions through further investigation into the Chinese supply capabilities
-Do self-motivated and continual research into new advances in manufacturing and new suppliers in the packaging sector and communicate this to the SA team.
3.Researching new materials
-Procure samples and materials from potential new and existing suppliers for use by the SA team in design and innovation R&D
-Provide feedback on new developments in existing material developments used by our existing supply/manufacturing partners
-Report any new technological developments which might not be known to the R&D team
4.Prepare engineering drawings/cut files/ solid models for machining
-Must understand mass production processes and be capable of preparing necessary supporting files/documents for prototyping/ fabrication/ moulding/laser cutting/ sheet metal fabrication / 2d cutting and milling etc.
-Must have some knowledge of materials used in the packaging industry, specifically rigid board and MDF/wood/veneer/card and paper/tin/ plastics etc.
-Must have some understanding of industry specific production finishing processes such as embossing and debossing/ lamination/ foiling / die cutting/ litho and digital printing/ screen printing/ laser engraving/ stamping and forming
5.Researching new manufacturing partners
-Communicate with SA team and identify new partners to aid in further R&D as and when required
-Contact and communicate with potential new manufacturing partners.
-Manage relationships and projects with Chines suppliers as per R&D requirements.
The Successful Applicant
1. relevant industry experience is preferred, especially packaging(paper box)
2. good command of English and be able to work closely with the designers in HQ and sales offices in the U.S. and Britain
What's on Offer
chances for career development and internal promotion
good industry coverage