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R&D Packaging Engineer


  • As Packaging Engineer you manage the development of new packaging components from design to industrialization. This for Household products.
  • You are responsible for technical approval, specification & data management for all packaging components.
  • You have expertise in packaging materials and components.
  • You manage packaging projects

Your main tasks are:

  • Development of new packaging components from design to industrialization, taking into account the safety of the final consumer.
  • Ensure that project stakeholders are informed of progress and approve proposals, throughout the design and development of new packaging and printed components.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate specifications for all new packaging components, including relevant associated paperwork and SAP activities.
  • Support the design of new blow moulding tooling through design and technical drawing development, through relevant blow moulding trial evaluation and final bottle approval.
  • Determine optimized pallet stacking patterns, maximizing pallet utilisation, while maintaining a stable pallet configuration.
  • Ownership for coordination of relevant production trials for new component introduction within the plant, offering expertise to resolve issues.
  • Provide new packaging component samples upon request by relevant stakeholders.
  • Propose and deliver solutions related to packaging components to resolve production, quality, non-conformity related issues.
  • Support the minimisation of cost and complexity of packaging components by proposing solutions from the current portfolio and challenging new componentry requests.
  • Manage and support offer briefings to be able to deliver the right packaging for each request. 



  • Packaging development experience or degree in a packaging or design related subject
  • Experience in a similar role within a FMCG environment
  • Language knowledge: French and English
  • Competent packaging development skills and subject expertise
  • Competent MS Office user and SAP user
  • Knowledge of 3D drawing (3D Solidworks), Pallet pattern drawing (Cape) is an asset.

Role specific competences

  • Ownership, good project management skills, solution-oriented.
  • Ability to challenge, negotiate with and influence technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Commercially aware.


  • You apply the McBride principles within your job: Teamwork, Engagement, Communication, Leadership. 


  • McBride offers you an interesting and challenging job, with opportunity for self-development, in a dynamic team.


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