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Title:  Packaging Innovation Technologist

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Immediate Superior: Quality & NPI Manager 
Job Grade: 15 
Location: Sedibeng
Function: Supply Chain
Sub Function: Supply Chain Quality
Type of Contract : Permanent



Role purpose: 

To lead the packaging innovation project activities so that all activities remain on time, on budget and according to the annual plan



Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all project activities are on time and in budget
  • Manages & coordinates stakeholders including packaging, marketing, planning, finance, logistics, external suppliers, global & IT to ensure OTIF project delivery.
  •  Ensures regular and high-quality communication across all stakeholders to maintain alignment at all times.
  • Ensures packaging innovation projects are executed according to the global innovation plan including assisting with feasibility analysis, artwork design, trials & analysis, commercial production and closing all outstanding items to get to routine production.
  • Data management and report writing for approval of new innovations.
  • Leads and executes DSV projects to ensure OTIF delivery meeting the identified saving targets.


Qualification & Experience:

  • BTech Degree in Food Technology, Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
  • 5 years Practical packaging experience.
  • IBD Packaging Diploma.
  • Advanced Packaging diploma will be advantageous.



The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. HEINEKEN South Africa is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.

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