Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Technical Designer

Technical Designer
Sector: Corrugate Carton Design & Manufacturing
Location: Milton Keynes, Innovation Lab
Package: Basic salary up to £33,000 (dependent on experience)
Bonus & Benefits

Are you a results driven and motivated Technical Designer looking for the next challenge in your career? Do you want to join a market-leading plc, providing the best products and services in their industry?

The Company
Macfarlane Group are a successful industry-leader, achieving year on year sales growth via organic business development and strategic acquisition. We offer a dynamic product portfolio of protective packaging solutions, working with industry-leading partners to offer our customers industry leading solutions.

The Technical Designer Role
Drawing on your expertise in corrugate carton manufacturing, you will provide innovative and tailored design solutions for both our existing and potential customers. You will work hand-in-hand with customers to ensure direct and  indirect cost savings are achieved, through continual improvements in productivity and efficiencies. This role provides a wonderful opportunity for someone seeking career advancement as we offer strong development and progression opportunities, both within the packaging business and the broader group business.

Technical Designer 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
  • Taking briefs and using various design software you will be creating innovative cost saving solutions for customers
  • You will work to provide tailored solutions to all our customers, whilst demonstrating a caring approach to their business requirements and challenges
  • Access consumer tastes, market trends and product details in order to conceptualise package designs
  • Working closely with our customers you will ensure goals are met, whilst considering branding, safety, and cost implications
  • You will generate reports on an ongoing basis to support proposals made to our customers and log design activities
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent time-keeping skills and be able to juggle a range of tasks/projects for numerous customers, to ensure tight deadlines are met
  • Prioritise your workload accordingly
  • 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 internal and external partners.

Skills required

  • CAD experience using either Kasemake, Artios or Impact
  • Print repro experience using Adobe CC
  • Team player
  • Results driven
  • Specific sector industry knowledge and experience
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal at all levels
  • Customer Facing
  • Can work under own initiative
  • Good time management skills
  • Can-do attitude
  • Track record of cost saving projects
  • Full driving license
  • Good knowledge of Excel

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 to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing 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
To make an application please 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 occasion.