British American Tobacco Turkey is looking for a Packaging Development Executive to join our team from Istanbul .
In this role you will provide a complete packaging development service to BAT ENA Region’s markets. You will develop, specify and manage all Packaging Materials across geographical area responsibilities, using appropriate processes, systems, methods, technologies and supply sources.
From a strategic perspective, you will support BAT’s global and regional packaging strategy and best practice to ensure the development of optimum quality packaging materials with maximum speed to market whilst ensuring effective cost management.
You will provide technical input and recommendations on all packaging development related matters to internal and external stakeholders.
Main responsibilities :
To ensure new packaging developments are delivered on time, in full, on budget and compliant to standard BAT process requirements, quality, internal product compliance and brand standards.
Provide technical input and recommendations on all packaging related projects to internal stakeholders as well as suppliers.
Influence the brand teams to ensure packaging is fit for purpose and not unnecessarily costly or complex
To manage on a daily basis :
Artwork agencies for the creation and release of packaging artworks and health warning templates.
Work collaboratively with all approved repro houses, material and print suppliers.
Manage all approval processes related to printed materials as internally specified
Participation in cost and complexity reduction activities.
Provide a region-wide service, and therefore a willingness to travel to Operating Companies and suppliers throughout the region.
Recognise the round the clock nature of the printing and packaging industry and be available when necessary to attend print runs outside office hours and approve printing appearance standards for the new packaging materials.
Provide master appearance standards to printer and relevant departments in Operations after acceptance of first printed run to ensure future uniformity.
Support and assist procurement in continuous improvement activities and commercial tender projects.
Engage regularly with BAT’s external suppliers / partners in sharing the ways of working, compliance and regulatory needs, new materials & printing technologies, and new finishing technologies.
Essential requirements :
A degree or an equivalent level qualification or significant relevant professional experience with at least 2 to 5 years experience in packaging development, or related industries such as ink or print tooling suppliers.
An Engineering or Science related academic background would be advantageous.
At least 2 to 5 years’ experience in Tobacco or FMCG Packaging and / or printing industry and a solid background in artwork and repro systems is an advantage.
The job holder is expected to be able to confidently liaise with relevant departments in Operations and Supply Chain, relevant project leaders across designated geographical markets, and external suppliers in order to provide the most appropriate service.
A solid knowledge is required in the following areas :
Printing materials and processes
Artwork creation & repro processes
Computer literacy and Illustrator skills
The jobholder should possess good inter-personal, client relations and resource management skills.
The jobholder should have good spoken and written language skills (English is essential as a minimum), and be able to give presentations on various subjects, technical or otherwise, to all levels of personnel.
Attention to detail, critical analysis & extreme accuracy.
Ability to manage various priorities and projects in parallel.
Knowledge of printing technology and experience in colour management and press approvals
Willingness to travel extensively and approve designs at print suppliers after normal working hours if required
British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.
We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.
Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.
Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes.
Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.
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