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Global Technical Packaging Manager (FMCG)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork (All)

Ref # 7755

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Are you a highly skilled Packaging Manager ready to elevate your career? Here in Barden we are delighted to be partnering with a renowned multinational company in their search for a Global Packaging Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to join a global FMCG company which is headquartered in Cork. You will join a collaborative team that fosters a culture of innovation and excellence.

This is a permanent position with strong flexibility in work arrangements available.


  • Global technical lead for packaging, delivering quality, cost and system efficiencies for packaging development.
  • Embed company principles in packaging development to deliver technical solutions. that are sustainable from the start and optimized for operations and supply chain.
  • Drive technical competency, capability, and best practices to enhance quality, food safety, sustainability, productivity and compliance to regulations.
  • Collaborate with local and global teams for scanning of regulatory landscape and develop compliance plan.
  • Lead development and commercialization of packaging innovation through internal and external stakeholders engagement.
  • Manage packaging supplier audits and maintain approval status in collaboration with Supplier Quality Assurance team.
  • Provide regular technical support to plant sites in the delivery of both technical and quality solutions for packaging projects and field issue resolutions.


  • Proven experience in the area of material processing for packaging.
  • 5+ years’ experience in the processing of plastics a distinct advantage.
  • An awareness of UN Packaging regulations advantageous.
  • Technically sound across several packaging substrates.  
  • Strong project management skills with a proven ability to manage diverse project programmes across a multicultural work environment.
  • Ability to communicate and manage stakeholders, along with the ability to influence and gain commitment at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to transform insights into strategies.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated strategic thinking and a global perspective.

Curious? Feel free to get in touch with Cliodhna O Brien ( or Marissa Maher in Barden ( for more information.


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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