Profession packaging production manager

Packaging production managers define and analyse package units in order to avoid damages or loss of quality of the goods packed. They also design the packaging according the specifications of the product and offer solutions to solve packaging problems.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Packaging processes

    Packaging design and development. Decorating and printing processes executed in packaging. Pckaging machinery and line operations.

  • Packaging functions

    Functions and role of packaging in modern society. Structure of the packaging supply chain and the relation between packaging and marketing.

  • Types of packaging materials

    Properties of materials that make them suitable for packaging. Conversion of raw materials into packaging materials. Different types of labels and materials used which comply with the correct storage criteria depending on the goods.

Skills

  • Plan new packaging designs

    Come up with new ideas concerning the size, shape and colour of packaging.

  • Maintain financial records

    Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.

  • Test package

    Test and measure characteristics of packaging materials.

  • Design package

    Develop and design the form and structure of a product's package.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Promote sustainable packaging

    Apply safe and healthy packaging policies; maximise the use of recycled or renewable source materials; implement clean production technologies.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in packaging standards

    Work in accordance with the latest developments in domestic and international packaging standards and procedures.

  • Conduct detailed evaluation of quality standards

    Evaluate the production, quality or packaging of goods in great detail in order to ensure compliance with the quality standards of the producer.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Ensure quality control in packaging

    Implement and monitor activities so that all requirements of packing procedures and packing standards are met at all times.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Identify innovative concepts in packaging

    Develop creative ideas for materials, packaging formats and printing technologies.

  • Maintain relationship with suppliers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with suppliers and service providers in order to establish a positive, profitable and enduring collaboration, co-operation and contract negotiation.

  • Comprehend financial business terminology

    Grasp the meaning of basic financial concepts and terms used in businesses and financial institutions or organisations.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Apply safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

Optional knowledge and skills

employment law monitor packaging operations approve packaging design international import export regulations use cad software teamwork principles inspect quality of products packaging engineering