Packaging Sustainability Coordinator

Full Time
  • Kingham Road, Cotswolds AONB, Chipping Norton, OX7 6NE, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 / Annually

Job Description

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a small team of creative, passionate foodie lovers and be part of a pioneering sustainable business.

The Packaging Coordinator’s role involves sourcing the right packaging for the right product, managing and maintaining the supply and launch of products.


  • Support the NPD team on all aspects of current projects.
  • Liaise between stakeholders, coordinate critical paths and facilitate artwork flow to keep all projects on track and hit print deadlines.
  • Attend regular progress meetings, report back on allocated tasks, flag issues, suggest solutions, and collate minutes.
  • Manage packaging trackers; know where artworks, print and orders are always
  • Proof-reading and QC of printer proofs versus artwork
  • Support with sourcing packaging for NPD launches to hit the brief, brand standards and critical path.
  • Cost up new packaging and repeat orders. Carry out cost analysis and negotiation where necessary to achieve targets. Place POs and see through to delivery.
  • Identify cost and labour savings for existing packaging formats.
  • Support on seeking out and researching new sustainable and innovative packaging; attend local trade shows and research online forums.
  • Coordination and planned packaging stock management, with supply chain, including artwork amends and proof approval before reorders are placed.
  • System maintenance, keeping packaging SKUs and POs accurate.
  • Support with logistics of supplier packaging handovers ensuring all paperwork complete and shared in advance of meetings, meetings attended and minuted and follow ups managed speedily.


    • Proven experience working within a ‘foodie’ role (NPD, Food Production, Kitchen or similar).
    • A passion for food and a keen interest in sustainability.
    • Self-starter who can work autonomously on key tasks.
    • Good time management and problem-solving skills.
    • Commercially aware and a keen eye for detail.

***This role could suit a recent graduate from anything food related, supply chain, manufacturing or similar.

For more info get in touch with Dan at Umami

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