Careers in New Product Development
The New Product Development team encompasses graphics, packaging, store design and accessories, while at the same time playing a key role in guiding the evolution of the brand. This team is responsible for New Product Development but also works closely with Marketing to ensure clear and effective communications.
The Group Creative Director describes his mission as "to understand and interpret customer needs in order to translate them into a distinctive vision for Molton Brown that resonates on both a national and global level. This is achieved by balancing emotional and practical requirements through design excellence but has to go beyond purely stylistic considerations to evolve a culture that can be shared by employees and public alike. The combination of innovation and integrity is key to defining the identity of Molton Brown for the future."
Job: Packaging Technologist
Location: Bishops Stortford
As part of the Technical Packaging team you will be responsible for the development and industrialisation of packaging in line with the business timings and requirements. The job will involve responsibility for the execution of all required development work and factory support. Additionally the Packaging Technologist is responsible for the compilation of all Component & Finished Good Specifications, providing a tool box of information to pass to production partners.
The Packaging Technologist will be responsible for developing customer and supplier relationships, ensuring that projects and processes are compliant, whilst executed on time to meet business needs.
As a Packaging Technologist, you must be methodical, analytical and flexible with great communication and prioritisation skills. Self-motivated and enthusiastic, you must possess strong rapport-building abilities and an adaptable approach.
Be a technical expert to business customers & partners.
Have a working knowledge of plastic moulding, , decorating technologies, paper/paperboard, printing, packing & assembly, mass, medium and low volume manufacturing, glass manufacture, metals manufacturing
Manage technical aspects of all bespoke Molton Brown components to meet the designated requirements of marketing and supply chain on time and in full.
Create specifications for all new components, primary to tertiary and establish standards. Confirm function, form and compatibility to the proposed product and proposed manufacturing process.
Approve drawings & artworks; compile & issue component & finished good specifications.
Ensure defined quality AQL’s and standards are agreed on new projects.
Ensure that the defined testing & approval procedures are followed, and that any deviations are agreed with Senior Manager
Identify the need for, and manage the execution of, line Trials and support 1st production ensuring that all the factory requirements are satisfied
Able to work autonomously as well as part of a high performing team
Ensure that all projects are progressed and results are documented to enable a smooth handover to production
Support other team members as & when resource flex is required.
Communication & relations
Establish and maintain good relationships with suppliers and keep abreast of new packaging technologies that may provide new / superior benefits.
Work with all component suppliers to develop and implement new packaging
Work with manufacturing 3rd party subcontractors to identify, set up new filling / manufacturing route and finalise specifications for scale up, samples and final production.
Design / 3D design
Constantly look for opportunities to improve existing packaging technologies to drive margin and/or performance.
Strong attention for detail and a flair for design.
Understanding of product development processes/ elements in product design
3D CAD & prototyping knowledge is not required but would be a benefit
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
3 to 5 years packaging experience in a premium personal care business. Experience of the luxury sector would be preferable but not compulsory
Ideally educated to Degree/HNC/IOP packaging diploma level.
Knowledge of the factors that support the wider business goals
Excellent time and project management skills.
A clear & concise communicator, ability to communicate effectively across a cross-section of disciplines and staff level internally and externally
Able to negotiate and influence others.
Is logical, pragmatic & process driven.
Able to demonstrate a clear analytical approach to problem solving.
Demonstrates a competent level of knowledge of the technologies used by our suppliers in the manufacture of components.
Demonstrates a competent level of knowledge of all printing processes used within the industry.
Have experience in or have knowledge of machinery used in the filling of components
A good understanding of technical drawing’s and basic tool manufacture across a number of industries.
An awareness of relevant packaging legislation
Fully competent on Microsoft office, all packages
Travel: The role will require travel within the UK and overseas
Driving Licence required
Job: Laboratory Technician
Location: Bishops Stortford
Job Summary: To assist in the development of formulations and products
Ideal candidates will have some experience working in a laboratory or manufacturing plant and familiar with good manufacturing and hygiene practices.
Be a practical / hands-on team player.
Working as part of a larger team, the responsibilities can include:
Preparing paperwork and raw material orders prior to batch manufacture.
Manufacturing support for small lab and pilot plant batches on a variety of equipment.
Performing physical analysis to assess product against specification.
Filling, Packing and Labelling of samples for shipping.
All R&D and Project Management Personnel
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of consumer products (preferably cosmetics industry or food).
Experience in a laboratory, manufacturing or kitchen environment, with a keen eye for detail being essential.
The candidate must be proficient in MS Word, Excel
Proven ability of providing detailed and accurate work.
Strong organisational & inter-personal skills.
Technical Regulatory Administrator
Job: Technical Regulatory Administrator
Location: Bishops Stortford
To assist in ensuring that MB products comply with regulatory obligations, globally, to compile and review regulatory compliance documents for product information files and product registration
To assist the regulatory team in the collation and organization of relevant documents for product information files and safety assessments
Continual auditing of product information files