Packaging Specialist
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
1d ago

Company Description

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea.

We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as Jed’s, Hummingbird, Moccona, Bell Tea, Ti Ora, L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Harris, Super, and Pickwick.

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do.

Our goal is simple and ambitious JDE : A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.

Job Description

In our NZ business we get to do some really great things locally. We’re connected of course into both the APAC region and our Global Headquarters (Netherlands) but this means we need a committed, skilled and detail oriented Packaging Specialist who is concerned about the planet, curious about the world and destined to make an impact.

As our Packaging Specialist, you will touch many things and almost all departments but a few of the key responsibilities will be :

  • Contributing to varied projects on Innovation / Productivity / Packaging development
  • Innovating and executing special projects
  • Specification creation
  • Defining and leading pilot / plant trials including data collation, issuing tech drawings, material selection, lab testing, etc.
  • Champions sustainability in the packaging technology space
  • Qualifications

    If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE.

    We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

    To join as our new Packaging Specialist, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience :

  • Material Science / Packaging Tech / Food Science / Related Field Tertiary Qualifications
  • Related working experience post grad ideally in a large organisation within a similar role
  • Someone who genuinely loves what you do, are obsessed with your specialization but also curious to understand what happens outside of your lane
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to interacted with multiple stakeholders in varying formats
  • Additional Information

    At JDE, in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits tailored to your needs :

  • Access to LOTS of Coffee and Tea
  • National role (based across 2 sites in East Tamaki) with some domestic travel
  • Opportunity for growth and career advancement
  • Ability to influence our sustainability journey
  • If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise).

    Should you have any specific questions, you're welcome to call Ali Barfoot for a virtual coffee on +61 2 9551 3423

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