Superdrug UK Jobs – Materials Science Graduate

  • Full Time
  • Croydon

Website Superdrug

Why Superdrug?
Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.
We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.
Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.
Here’s the exciting bit…a day includes
Working on a diverse range of products across FMCG Health & Beauty the successful applicant will support the packaging technologist in NPD and packaging development in line with our CSR policy. With knowledge of price implications of pack changes they will also look to improve cost prices.
Key Responsibilities
Support the delivery of the CSR Packaging Roadmap, and input into its continuing development.
Understand the changing landscape of packaging and recycling. Attend packaging shows, conferences, CSR talks and undertake comp shops.
Understand recyclability according to OPRL standards and reduce/avoid over-packing – work with Suppliers/Buyers to improve.**
Support the packaging technologists in development of pack formats for structural integrity, brand alignment and on-shelf presence.
Feedback and work with suppliers on any required amends.
Support in the reviewing of artworks for correct layout of artwork on cutter guide, print specification, FSC certification and recycling information in accordance with latest OPRL guidance.
Use packaging/ print knowledge to suggest ways to save on cost of goods.
Input in to process improvements.
What you’ll need:
Materials science graduate with an interest in health & beauty packaging.
Ideally with experience in the health & beauty sector.
Ability to work to time critical deadlines.
Clear communicator who can liaise with multiple people to get the right result.
Interest in packaging projects in CSR, structural and print, from brief to store.
Interest in commercials, and how packaging design and specification can improve product costs.
Accuracy/ eye for detail.
Team player who is proactive and results driven.**
Here’s what’s in it for you
33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.
We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am – 5.30pm
Location: East Croydon
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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


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