Molson Coors Brewing Company

  • MCE Associate R&D Specialist II – Packaging

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Burton Upon Trent
    Regional Location
    Burton on Trent
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    For more than 350 years we’ve been crafting exceptional, premium beer at breweries from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the US to the historical Burton-on-Trent brewery in the UK, to Prague's celebrated brewing heritage in the Czech Republic, and the oldest brewery in Montreal, Canada. From our founding families and executive leaders, to our master brewers and our sales teams, we are a brewing company that loves what we do.

    We have ambitions to be the first choice for consumers and customers and our brands include, amongst others, Carling, the UK’s best selling beer for the last 30 years, Coors Light, Grolsch, Cobra, Singha, Doom Bar and Rekorderlig.


    Molson Coors (UK) has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom for the past 3 years for our extraordinary employee offerings. We are delighted to be one of the few companies to be officially recognised as a leading employer in the UK. We’ve built a culture that supports work-life balance and employee development is a major focus at Molson Coors. We work hard to provide an environment where the best talent can be successful, develop and grow.


    Based in Burton upon Trent, the home of Britain’s biggest brewery & the UK’s number 1 brand – Carling, we are looking to recruit a talented Packaging Technologist to lead Innovation projects across our European network. Working closely with our Commercial Marketing & Innovation teams, you will build & execute packaging innovation opportunities driving both top & bottom line financial growth.


    Working cross-functionally you will own the technical aspects of projects from concept through to implementation, supported by our talented team of Packaging Development professionals.


    As part of the R&D Innovation group you will provide an enthusiastic contribution to the front end innovation process (ideation and concept generation). You will develop a thorough understanding of consumer habits and practices in order to inform the packaging innovation agenda for the MCE region. You will ensure novel concepts are aligned with business priorities & are built on strong consumer technical insights to deliver consumer 'delighting' products.


    As a Packaging Technologist your responsibilities will include -

    • Packaging Development/Innovation – Define success criteria and carry out effective pilot- and large-scale trials to inform suitability (Safety, Quality and Functionality) of new packaging developments/innovations.
    • Liaise with production operations and QA to ensure that trials are carried out safely and effectively
    • Develop and maintain an in-depth technical understanding of packaging substrates and their implications within the Molson Coors Europe (MCE) network
    • Working collaboratively with Brands Marketing to understand insight and platform opportunity areas for exploitation.
    • Innovation leadership - Provide a dedicated contribution to the front end innovation process (ideation and concept generation).
    • Be the lead for best-practice in project management & execution by leading the technical aspects of allocated projects using the MC Brilliant Execution Toolkit
    • Ensure projects are led in-line with audit requirements ensuring agreed business processes are adhered to. Ensure effective engagement and communication with key internal & external partners
    • Research and Development – Act as liaison between external institutions (academia/ consultancies etc) to identify and lead for novel opportunities for the Packaging Innovation team to explore.
    • Keep abreast of emerging technologies, market trends and academic research in the areas of design & materials science, packaging and process development

    In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity you will need the following skills and experience –

    • Ideally you will be degree qualified in a technical/science/engineering subject and possess proven experience of Packaging Innovation in a dynamic consumer goods environment. Without a degree we would expect a good 5 years industry experience in a Packaging Innovation role.
    • With a curious, enthusiastic and analytical approach to your work you will be a confident communicator with the ability to work cross functionally at all levels

    If this role sounds appealing, and you are someone who is technically curious, excited about innovation (in particular packaging innovation) wants to be part of a dynamic and action orientated group and are motivated to learn new things – then please apply using the link

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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