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Packaging Specialist


For Mars Food Europe in Oud-Beijerland we are continuously looking for packaging specialists. In the process of a the packaging development you will be mainly responsible for doing risk assessments, quality controls and quality assurance of various food packages.

  • 20-07-2020
  • Oud-Beijerland
  • Temporary, Full-time
  • Packaging
  • Bachelor, Master
  • Competitive
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-the-job feedback, Responsibility, Flexibility

Key Responsibilities of a Packaging Specialist

As a Packaging Development Specialist you will work with risk analyses relating to the various packaging materials used at different production locations in Europe and North America. Other responsibilities include:

  • Creating, assessing and managing Material Risk Assessments (MRA) for packaging materials;
  • Supporting the development of new and existing packaging specifications;
  • Maintaining databases related to packaging materials (product information, supplier specifications and technical datasheets);
  • Providing solutions and technical support in the event of packaging material problems; 
  • Providing support for corrections to packaging materials 

The offer

  • A temporary contract of 6 months, with the possibility of an extension;
  • A competitive salary depending on your experience;
  • A full-time contract at one of the best employers of the Netherlands;
  • The opportunity to develop yourself within an international organization.

Who is your new employer?

Mars has 370 locations in more than 55 countries and is active in every continent. Mars' business activities comprise a wide variety of food segments ranging from chocolate to pet food and from beverages to symbioscience.
In 2016 Mars was awarded the title of best employer in Europe. Personal development of employees is of paramount importance. To this end, there are regular evaluation interviews in which colleagues give each other feedback in order to continuously build on each others development. Mars applies flexible working hours, assuming that employees feel responsible for the tasks assigned to them.

SMS Intermediair had worked for Mars for more than 20 years and is a preferred supplier for both permanent and temporary positions at the company. 

Profile of a packaging specialist

  • A bachelor's degree in the field of Packaging Science or Industrial Product Design;
  • Highly motivated to work in the packaging industry, with up to 3 years of work experience;
  • The ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneaously;
  • Solid communication skills: you are able to collaborate with different departments and stakeholders;
  • Excellent command of the English language both verbally and in writing.


Interested in the possibilities at Mars? We would like to discuss to options at Mars together with you. Please respond via the green application button below with a recent resume and a short cover letter. Questions? Please contact Loes Benning by e-mail via loes@sms-intermediair.nl or by phone: 0031 (0) 40 211 40 75.

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Loes Benning

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Email: loes@sms-intermediair.nl

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Email: loes@sms-intermediair.nl