Corrugated Packaging Paper and Materials Analyst

Market Harborough
Unspecified Salary will be dependent on skills and experience
07 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Design department. Working for one of the UK's Largest Corrugated Packaging companies who thrives on excellent Customer Service. All applicants must ensure they have the skills and knowledge requested before applying. Job Title: Paper and Materials Analyst Department: Design Location: Desborough Reports to: Structural Design Team Leader Purpose of Job: Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Desborough Laboratory and the creation/upkeep of written laboratory testing procedures. Carries out physical testing for new product development items on behalf of design/technical/estimating teams. Carries out physical testing for materials compliance. Evaluates existing material portfolio and presents opportunities for new material compositions back to the business. Implementation of paper performance testing/validation procedures across the Rigid Group. Dimensions: £110m turnover business. Managing testing and new material development requirements across 5 sites. Key Objectives: Functional Objectives: Develops written procedures and implements testing standards across the business for: Basis Weight Analysis. SCT, ECT, FCT, BCT. Moisture Content. Porosity. Carries out physical testing for new product development including: Basis weight analysis for tender related activity on behalf of the estimating team. BCT testing of new prototype designs for design/technical team. Carries out physical testing for materials compliance: Supplier validation of new raw materials prospects. Routine validation of raw materials from existing supplier base. Validation of ECT values for existing board compositions. Validation of BCT calculation model. Evaluates existing material portfolio: Analyses the performance of existing compositions and compares these against the needs of the customer base. Researches and develops opportunities for new materials/compositions which are aligned with our customers’ needs. Implementation of paper performance testing standards: Implements standardised testing and reporting procedures across the group. Ensures an aligned approach between manufacturing sites. Works through an agreed project timeline with the Commercial Director and Purchasing Manager, prioritises and organises various paper related projects for the business and sees them through to completion within the given deadlines. While this role involves day to day responsibilities, there is also a heavy emphasis on project work, the individual will need to be able to efficiently manage their own time, as well as coordinating project orientated teams from various aspects of the business in order to deliver results in line with the business needs. Personal Objectives: Take responsibility for self-development becoming the de-facto expert in your chosen field. Pro-actively keep ahead of industry developments, working methods and available technologies relevant to your chosen field. Develops and delivers new working methods and continuous improvement initiatives. KPI’s Deliver test results and supporting technical documentation in a timely manner in line with project timelines. Ensure that all work completed is accurate, fit for purpose and in line with the customers documented and approved requirements. Person Specification Qualifications/ Knowledge/Experience Degree qualification in Paper Science, Material Science or similar. Applicants with experience in laboratory testing are particularly welcomed. Have the aptitude and ability to manage own workload and deliver in line with required deadlines. Display the required energy, commitment and perseverance to deliver positive change to the business. In depth knowledge and experience using the following systems: Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Word In-depth knowledge of board grade analysis, BCT, ECT and FCT and other necessary laboratory testing is preferred. Full training will be provided for the successful applicant. Key Competencies & Personal Qualities Personal Confidence and Assertiveness: Displays a self-belief that instils confidence in others . Prepared to take a calculated risk, being comfortable in their own skin and unafraid to make mistakes and learn from them. Communication: Sees communication as a two way process. Makes time to listen and value the opinion of others. Problem solving & Decision Making: Often seeks views of others before making a decision. Demonstrates a clear logical approach, considering all aspects before reaching a decision. Ability, determination and persistence to seek out and act on the root cause of an issue. Consistent, Reliable & Professional: Highly committed to their work and goes the extra mile when required to achieve results. Relationship Builder: Sufficiently self-aware to understand their personal impact on others. Creates an atmosphere of trust and sincerity, treating people honestly with respect. Personal Organisation: Has a structured, focused and organised approach to planning and prioritising their work. Uses procedures and appropriate tools to keep on track. Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates an in depth understanding of their function and the knowledge required to carry it out. Speaks with confidence and conviction, demonstrating credibility in their job role. Keen to remain up to date and knowledgeable in their area of expertise. Working conditions The Paper and Materials Analyst may on occasion, be required to deal with ‘out of hours’ issues in order to ensure OTIF supply to the customer. The Paper and Materials Analyst may on occasion, be required to travel within group to ensure processes and procedures are aligned. The Paper and Materials Analyst may on occasion be asked to carry out other tasks deemed reasonable in line with the needs of the business. This job was originally posted as