Packaging Manager – FMCG (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Six Month Fixed Term Tenure With High Profile Food Manufacturer
  • Senior Leadership Role Based in Regional Victoria
  • Excellent Company Culture and Remuneratiion



Our client is a well-known and highly respected Food Manufacturer. They are part of a global, diversified international group employing over 100,000 employees worldwide. With clarity on future direction and clearly defined values, our client is one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers.



This leadership role is based in Regional Victoria and is part of the site Technical Team, reporting directly to the Technical Manager. As the subject matter expert in packaging, this role is primarily responsible for ‘ownership’ of all technical packaging related matters on site. It is a highly autonomous role with one direct report.

As the Packaging Manager, you will project manage the technical feasibility and commercialisation of new product packaging and changes to existing. Identify a cost savings packaging pipeline, project manage implementation of initiatives and facilitate packaging issue resolutions within the plant. You will leverage, establish and build external partnerships to help drive product differentiation through innovation.



To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor degree or Diploma in Packaging, Engineering, Science, Manufacturing or other related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years’ packaging experience in Food, FMCG, pharmaceutical or other related, regulated industry
  • Proficient knowledge of packaging technology with focus on thermoforming, laminates, cartons, corrugated cardboard
  • Well developed project management skills with a sound understanding of project management principles and methodologies
  • Structured approach and process driven
  • Ability to identify and implement ‘value adding’ systems
  • Understanding of change management practices
  • Strong ability to build rapport and effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong communication and meeting facilitation skills
  • Sound communication and presentation skills and ability to present across all business levels
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Ability to lead a project team that consists of multifunctional professionals
  • Passion for FMCG products and packaging and the desire to learn and understand drivers that make consumers want our products
  • Innovative thinker



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call our team on 03 9516 0100 during office hours; or after hours, Peter on 0413 602 758; Helen on 0438 620 434. To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, if you are not contacted within three weeks, you are not successful on this occasion.