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Jr. Packaging Developer (intern), Whisky & Gin

Job Name

Jr. Packaging Developer (intern), Whisky & Gin


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Senior Packaging Developer

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sian Illston

About the role

What does a Jr Packaging Developer do?

The Whisky and Gin category, with emblematic brands such as DEWAR’S®, Aberfeldy and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, is one of the most dynamic and innovative portfolios for Bacardi. It is also a very competitive market with strong Packaging innovation. The Jr. Packaging Developer will be supporting key technical packaging projects for these Brands and may additionally support global projects. They will also support other members of the NPD team.

About You 
  • The ideal candidate will need to know how to operate in an agile and changing environment, working very closely with his/her internal and external partners whilst maintaining operational/technical discipline to assure high quality packs delivered on time with best value/quality to the company.
  • This person will be expected to be a knowledgeable technical partner and adhere to processes and procedures.
  • This person will need to embrace execution with excellence culture and will be expected to have passion for excellence and strong ownership to deliver projects


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Support the development and execution  of best in class packages: 
  • To create robust packaging specification and develop all components which meet the: 
    • Brand equity requirements (shape, color, decoration, etc.) 
    • Manufacturing constraints (plant, co-packer) and supply chain 
    • Project target cost and timeline 
    • Legal and Bacardi Quality Standards 
  • To ensure that packaging component specifications are fully complete and approved in Devex.
  • To undertake DFMEA review with suppliers and plants to identify risks 
  • To create and execute robust test plan and high-quality trial report 
  • To elevate any technical or project risks to his/her manager. When required, to lead autonomously packaging development according to company practices.
  • To ensure that suppliers can manufacture specifications/components to capable standards through effective sampling & production.
  • Responsible for leading and recording all Trials & Testing and ensuring appropriate stakeholders approve results. 
  • To contribute to grow technical knowledge and innovation on packaging 
  • To collaborate closely with QA, manufacturing and procurement to find best solutions if any issue and drive mold and packing line qualification 
  • To master test methods, ship test protocols and mold qualification 
  • To bring innovative ideas through supplier scouting/visits

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Educational Requirements: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging or related field such as mechanical engineering, material science, etc.
  • Functional skills:
    • Ability to quickly understand Packaging/Packaging materials/Packing systems to be able to create and manage fit for use specifications 
    • Ability to understand technical drivers of the component cost and work closely with procurement to achieve best value 
    • Basic project management skills
Personal Qualities
  • Capability to work in a seamless team, cross-functionally and across regions 
  • Overall good collaborator
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.