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Product & Packaging Manager

Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Macquarie Park, AUSTRALIA

Company: Metcash

Excellent opportunity in a newly created role as a Product & Packaging Manager who will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise within packaging and product sustainability area. Build strong relationships with external agencies and government bodies to set Metcash up for success in delivering Brand Standards across private label products.  Develop gold standard policies and guidelines, which are in line with the best industry practise


What you’ll do


  • Developing a road map for problematic packaging transition to reach Australian National Packaging Targets by 2025
  • Work closely with APCO to champion Metcash and it’s customers (both in retail as well as domestic environment) in introducing a practical solution for soft plastic recycling and further reduction of packaging going to landfill
  • Focusing on minimalizing product waste by investigating new, innovative and commercially viable ways for shelf life extensions
  • Bring expertise and provide governance to private label development process to ensure smooth packaging & artwork execution
  • Provide subject matter expertise to retailers and wholesale partners to work towards eliminating problem plastics in the supply chain / back of house and to eliminate / minimalize the amount of packaging material going to land fill


What you’ll bring


  • Subject matter expert in packaging and product life cycle field
  • Skilled at policy and guidelines writing
  • Able to excite, motive and lead stakeholders to achieve targets on time
  • Great communication skills and excellent people skills


What we can offer you 


  • Hybrid working – flexibility is in our DNA, so we blend working from anywhere with time in the office
  • Free on-site parking and access to public transport
  • An extra week of annual leave after your first year as part of our Fifth Week program, and the opportunity to purchase annual leave to help you recharge


We’re all about celebrating success, and we’re proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Women, an accredited FlexReady workplace and a Gold Standard Mental Health First Aid skilled workplace.


At Metcash, we’re the power behind an independent Australia. For almost 100 years we’ve been proudly supporting local, family-owned businesses – sticking up for the little guys and helping them become the best stores in town. Today we’re Australia and New Zealand’s leading independent retail partner and wholesaler in the food, liquor and hardware sectors. And while we may be large, we’ll always be locals at heart.  


So, roll up your sleeves and bring your best self to work, and we’ll give you the support you need to develop a rewarding career and make your mark on the future of retail. 



Make your Mark!