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
Packaging Designer - Creative Services
Job: Packaging Designer - Creative Services
Packaging Designer, Creative Services
Reports To: Senior Manager, Creative Services
Job Summary :
consumers and enhance perceptions of innovation and prestige.
artworker to successfully answer briefs generated within the stage and gate process that are in line with brand strategy and commercial targets.
Drive the development of thes all , ensuring effective positioning of key brand equities to elevate the brand and establish a Molton Brown style which is recognised and ownable.
Act as guardian of the brand, by ensuring all elements of brand equity are used in a manner that is appropriate, consistent and always in line with the
aspirations as outlined in the brand and design
Collaborate and liaise with the New Product Development to establish understand and answer creative requirements from the business.
Drive the team to deliver excellent quality design work, on time and on budget to ensure the success of Molton Brown’s business growth across multi-channels, globally.
d) consumer .
2) Manage the artwork resource to ensure that:
a) work is scheduled according to project timelines
b) projects are delivered on brand and on time
c) artwork is accurate and delivered according to requirements.
3) Manage, develop and coach the artworker to deliver excellent results and ensure a motivated and valued team. Set SMART objectives and clear KPI’s for
all activities, drive individual performance, creative excellence and processes which create an environment of fast paced, exciting, creativity within
which people are effective and efficient.
4) Liaise with Visual Merchandising and the Store Design teams to ensure packaging solutions are practical and can be implemented efficiently and
5) Act as brand guardian and manage the use of the Molton Brown name, logo, marks, visual identity and key equities across packaging design.
6) Work with the Technical Packaging team, printers and suppliers to ensure that creative solutions are realised to their full potential, demonstrating
meticulous attention to detail and the ability to drive production to ensure that the final product is delivered to the highest standards in line with our
luxury positioning. This includes on-press approval and the review of samples and artwork.
7) Work as part of the product development team to realise business requirements for packaging development and realisation. Participate in regular product
development meetings to ensure all parties are informed of project progress and work as part of the team to drive development forward.
8) Brief and manage the photography of products, ensuring that they answer the needs of all teams, in particular, New Product Development and Ecommerce.
9) Drive the implementation of new ways of working within the team, following processes established by the Senior Manager, Creative Services.
Key Internal Contacts
Purchasing and Sourcing
Planning and Project Management
Senior team – Global Brand Management and Merchandising
Sales teams: Retail and Hotel
Suppliers and manufacturers
Experience of briefing and working with product photographers.