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Product Development Manager

Product Development Manager

UK-Greater London

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HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands. Offering services in supply chain management, packaging, logistics and recycling & waste, HAVI partners with companies to address challenges big and small across the supply chain, from commodity to customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 9,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries.


  • Development of packaging through project management, customer evaluation and testing through to approval
  • Supporting our sales team in acquiring new customers as subject matter expert
  • Development of new packaging technology both in raw materials and final packaging designs
  • Project Management of customer briefs of new products (Packaging)
  • Testing and evaluation of supplier proposals
  • Development of innovative packaging through 3D CAD software and testing development through prototyping as well as sign off new items
  • Translation of customer briefs into development briefs for packaging suppliers
  • Presentation of packaging concepts to internal and external customers
  • Act as subject matter expert and contact person for existing and new customers
  • Presentation PD news from the industry (suppliers, QSR, FMCG) to internal customers

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of demonstrated packaging development experience involving design and innovation through to commercialisation
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Highly developed numerical, analytical and communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Good planning and organising skills with the ability to prioritise and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Creative approach in packaging development
  • A self-motivated individual combined with result driven approach
  • Very good organizational and time management skills
  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline

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