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Req ID:  87379
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Mar 9, 2023

Ashford, KEN, GB, TN25 4AQ

Packaging Developer







We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with a portfolio of iconic brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skin and body care. Coty serves consumers around the world, selling luxury and mass market products in more than 130 countries and territories.


Coty and our brands empower people to express themselves freely, creating their own visions of beauty; and, we are committed to creating our own positive impact on the planet.


We are currently recruiting for a R&D Packaging Developer Temp in support of our global R&D organization.  This position will be based out of our Ashford, UK location.




In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Marketing and R&D Formula on new briefs to answer consumer needs that are technically and financially viable.  Advise creative teams on best way to achieve desired designs.
  • Working closely with Procurement to develop conception costs with multiple options to answer to the Marketing briefs and respect gross margin targets.
  • Conducting and communicating risk assessment studies centered around the packaging.
  • Establishing learning plans and conducting all necessary testing to validate success criteria, including line trial at filling/manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for thorough component and finished good specifications
  • Track the development milestones against Critical Path Schedules surrounding the packaging components and communicate dates/updates to cross-functional partners.
  • Validating all new component tooling
  • Conducting all aesthetic development (color matching, decoration)
  • Reviewing/Approving Artwork files for Packaging-specific criteria.
  • Establishing quality standards for components.
  • Approving quality standards and range boards for the Componentry and Finished Goods.




We’d love to see candidates who have:

  • Knowledge of cosmetics packaging materials and manufacturing to include (extrusion and injection) blow molding, injection molding, metal pressing and print technologies.
  • 1+ year of technical experience in cosmetics/pharmaceutical/personal care consumer packaged goods industry with an emphasis on Development and Engineering of primary and secondary packaging (cosmetics, toiletries and fragrance preferred)
  • Ability to evaluate technical drawings for accuracy, design intent and fit for use. Must be able to demonstrate competency in handling the interpretations of blueprints and understand the dimensional tolerances to stack-up various component types.
  • Ability to manage projects in an efficient manner to include time management, prioritization, co-ordination and communication.
  • Experience working with manufacturing plant and qualifying new packaging on production lines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to identify smart solutions with the right level of pragmatism. Attention to details that matter in Beauty.
  • Passion for solving problems using creativity and/ or analytical skills. Experience in identifying technical solutions and their implementation is a plus.  .
  • Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Entrepreneurial, agile and hands-on spirit. Focused and disciplined. High sense of accountability and ownership. Open to change in a dynamic growing environment.
  • Very strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills for verbal and written communication of ideas, technical rationales, risks, issues and recommendations.
  • Awareness of cosmetics packaging regulations.
  • BS in Packaging or Mechanical Engineering preferred.




We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds create an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.




Country/Region:  GB
City:  Ashford