Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Technical Design Manager (Packaging)

Technical Design Manager
Sector: Corrugate Carton Design & Manufacturing
Location: Milton Keynes or East Midlands Area
Package: Basic salary £36,000-£45,000 (Dependant on experience)
Bonus & Benefits

The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is a forward-thinking business and well invested industry leader. Achieving year on year sales growth via organic growth and strategic acquisition, we offer a dynamic range of packaging solutions to a significant portfolio of major leading brands. We are currently recruiting talented designers who can bring a fresh outlook to solving customer challenges. Our plans mean we can provide significant career progression to ambitious individuals.

The Technical Design Manager Role
Do you want to be part of an industry leading national design team working at a major customer level within our Innovation Lab facility. Using the latest technologies and innovations you will have the ability to deliver pure design solutions across all industry disciplines, to deliver award winning solutions for our customers.


Technical Design Manager Responsibilities

  • You will be capable of listening to the customer’s needs and be able to communicate in a professional and coherent manner; both in conversation and presentational form
  • Supporting the national sales teams and using the latest design tools you will be creating innovative cost saving solutions to meet customer briefs in a caring approach to their business requirements and challenges
  • Understanding consumer trends and supply chain challenges to conceptualise bespoke solutions
  • Working closely with our customers you will ensure goals are met, whilst considering branding, safety and cost implications
  • Prioritise your workload accordingly and manage projects to meet customer deadlines
  • Produce finished customer samples, 3D visuals, artwork proofs and presentations

Do you have the correct profile?
You will be enthusiastic and motivated – enjoying the buzz and challenge of a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be IT literate with strong time management and prioritisation skills. You will have a real team spirit and be able to build relationships with key stakeholders.


Skills required

  • Experience using Kasemake or Artios CAD, SketchUp Pro, Adobe CC, MS Office
  • Ecommerce and industrial transit packaging knowledge and experience
  • Team player
  • Results driven
  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer Facing
  • Self-motivated
  • Good time management skills
  • Can-do attitude
  • Full driving license
  • Non-essential experience using Solidworks, digital printing, Microsoft Hololens


The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic salary along with a rewarding incentive scheme. We additionally offer a flexible benefits scheme incorporating the following: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
If you want your creative talent to be recognised and work within an expanding design team delivering award winning solutions then simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within ten working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.