Packaging Engineer



Headquartered in London, Mars Food is dedicated to providing better food today and a better world tomorrow. The 13 leading food brands are available in more than 30 countries, and include UNCLE BEN’S®, which is more than 70 years old.


As Packaging Engineer you identify and develop packaging solutions that meet the Mars Food global business, customer and consumers’ needs, and prepare for a successful launch, within the constraints of quality, cost and timing.


  • Design and develop new concepts and execute projects from idea through manufacturing start up by translating the packaging development brief into a final pack format (primary, secondary & tertiary).
  • Evaluate packaging materials, equipment and manufacturing processes to ensure safe quality manufacture and at the same time meet the cost targets.
  • Develop and maintain the packaging specifications, as well as other packaging related systems.
  • Participate in relevant multi-disciplinary Activity Task Group (ATG) meetings and fulfill the role of technical leader as required.
  • Build and maintain a great internal and external network to remain informed about the latest packaging science and technology , e.g. visiting exhibitions, keeping close contact with suppliers, external packaging organizations or institutes as well as cross segment network.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Packaging Science, Materials or Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent education.
  • Minimal 2 years work experience in a technical field, ideally closely to packaging related.
  • Experience in facilitation & leading project teams, including external parties.
  • Experience with pouch packaging is a pre.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to work in a deadline driven environment with cross- functional teams.
  • Fluent in written en spoken English.


  • Contract via Nutri-akt for 6 months (extension afterwards is possible).
  • Competitive salary.

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