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Packaging Coordinator

Job Title: Packaging Coordinator – Health and Beauty
Reports To: Head of Creative / Dotted line into Packaging CoE Lead
Team: Brand / Packaging CoE
Location: Dublin, ROI
Job-Type: Permanent


Packaging
As part of our continued to commitment to sustainability and our desire to deliver “Amazing Fashion and Amazing Prices”, Primark are building a new Packaging Centre of Expertise that will sit in Central Functions. The CoE will be a key function in delivering and supporting the Primark Cares business sustainability strategy. The CoE will work very closely with the brand team who focus on packaging “look and feel”.
The CoE will provide subject matter expertise across all elements of the packaging lifecycle. They will work closely with the Buying and Merchandising Team (B&M) in the development of packaging design, standards, compliance, commercial and supplier management.
The objective of the CoE is to develop and execute an enterprise wide packaging strategy that focusses on form, function, materials, sustainability and cost of primary, secondary and transport packaging. Primark has over 50,000 SKU’s all with varying packaging requirements, with an estimated annual spend of over £200m on packaging alone.
The CoE will work collaboratively and cross functionally across multiple departments, including B&M, Brand, Sourcing, Environmental, Sustainability, Finance, Supply Chain, Retail, Procurement, Legal, Quality amongst others.


Responsibilities
  • Partner with the health and beauty buying teams at product development stage on the style of packaging ensuring that it is specific for each product
  • Manage the translations for all packaging to ensure these are accurate and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure all packaging branding and copy is appropriately spell checked and accurate before orders are placed with supplier
  • Work with buying teams on continuous improvement of packaging for new or existing product categories, ensuring the Buying team are fully supported in a timely manner
  • Working with the brand artwork team to brief new packaging concepts and designs
  • Work cross functionally and across the supplier base on specific projects including; inner carton packaging to ensure this reduces breakages and has minimal wastage
  • Working in closely with Packaging CoE team members and sustainability team to ensure our packaging is as sustainable as possible
  • Working with Packaging CoE team members to deliver fashion collections with same packaging across several suppliers, including colour matching, quality matching and ensuring that it sits aligned to brand guidelines
  • Work cross functionally with legal and food tech to ensure all packaging is legally compliant and is appropriately placed on the packaging
  • Continually working to ensure that we use the smartest approach to packaging, including removing excess packaging where possible
  • Ensuring there is consistency of packaging quality across our supply base and ranges
  • Manage packaging workload and demand planning across Health & Beauty category
  • Be an active member of the packaging CoE to support execution of the packaging strategy in order to meet corporate targets

Experience

Required
  • Experience working in a similar packaging role in the retail industry
  • Ability to work in teams in a matrix environment and drive change through effective influencing
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and responding to tasks with an efficient, can-do attitude
  • Energetic and driven individual with a record of driving collaboration, communication and innovation

Desired
  • Experience of the buying process and NPD
  • Experience of packaging regulations
  • Experience of managing the translations business process in multiple languages
  • Direct experience in packaging in the health and beauty category is an advantage

Skills & Competencies
  • Good planning skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast pace, matrix environment
  • Able to prioritise effectively and manage business expectations
  • Open to explore new solutions
  • Tenacious and determined
  • Collaborative and proactive in style
  • Creative mindset
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, focused and results orientated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel as required
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