Government Vacancies -Product Technologist- Packaging-Government jobs in Kuils River



Retail giant has an exciting position available for a Product Technologist (Packaging)

Duties & Responsibilities

• To accurately assess packaging products against company standards and specifications in accordance with the critical path to ensure consistent compliance across all departments and suppliers


• To maintain, communicate and issue standards and product specifications


• To review and provide insights regarding necessary product specification adjustments in accordance with Company strategy


• To amend existing packaging design/artwork in accordance with company standards



Skills Required:



• Excellent command of the English language, verbally and in writing


• Sound problem-solving and decision-making skills


• The ability to communicate business expectations effectively to suppliers and technical information to non-technical audiences


• Effectively represent the company to external customers, suppliers and stakeholders


• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail


• Sound planning, organising & time management skills


• Good networking, interpersonal and relationship-building skills


• Good conflict management skills


• The ability to:


o Be assertive


o Be creative and innovative


o Be resourceful


o Work under pressure and meet tight deadlines


o Be self-motivated


o Work independently, as well as be a team player



Desired Experience & Qualification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience            

Job-related knowledge required:




• Relevant legislation (e.g. Country of Origin Labelling Act)


• Knowledge of SABS standards (area specific)


• Packaging supplier base knowledge (capabilities and areas of specialisation)





• Business critical path – buying cycle


• Business processes (S.O.P.’s)


• Departmental (Product technology) processes and standards


• Product Technology objectives and strategies

Experience required:




• Experience in Graphic Design within a packaging design/ technology/ manufacturing environment with exposure to a broad range of substrates and printing techniques.





• Retail experience in packaging


• Experience working with packaging suppliers to assess the technical ability and quality of the service offered by the packaging supplier


• Experience in packaging branding, development, and production expertise


• Exposure to packaging disciplines


• Exposure to printing and finishing processes and techniques


• Exposure to specialised packaging manufacturing solutions


• Experience in product manufacturing, for sustainable certification and others


• Exposure and/or experience in quality auditing of printed substrate


• Exposure to general retail practises/processes





• Grade 12 Certificate/Matric




• Diploma in Textile Technology OR


• Bachelor Degree in Consumer Science (with specialisation in Clothing Management), OR


• Certificate in Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator + Photoshop or Corel Draw


• Diploma in Packaging Technology from the Institute of Packaging South Africa




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