Thai Union Europe

Packaging Director
Leading the packaging strategy and implementation


  • Responsible for developing, leading and implementing the short and long-term packaging innovation strategy for Thai Union Europe (TUE)
  • Building and managing a compact but effective packaging team consisting of 2 Packaging Engineers and 1 Packaging Data Officer; setting up the packaging laboratory with necessary equipment
  • Creating a central position within TUE, in close collaboration with the GIC in Bangkok, European operational functions (Marketing, Operations, Procurement and Quality) and external stakeholders
  • Managing and realising the packaging project portfolio in terms of innovation, sustainability, quality and regulatory, in close cooperation with the operational functions
  • Ensuring the conformity of all packaging used in TUE plants and co-packing sites and sold on the TUE ambient markets
  • Monitoring regulatory, quality and supply chain issues related to packaging and arranging corrective actions where needed
  • Developing a strong network with packaging suppliers and other packaging experts, by utilizing their knowledge and support for packaging improvements and innovations
  • Reporting to the Senior Ambient Innovation Director.


  • Master’s degree in Packaging Technology/Engineering or an equivalent
  • Senior packaging management experience in the FMCG business, preferably in the food industry
  • Actual knowledge about multi-material packaging developments
  • Relevant experience with sustainability issues, by defining and implementing packaging solutions
  • Capable of building and leading a compact packaging team with the required packaging expertise and packaging laboratory facilities
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing projects with cross functional teams involving Marketing, Operations, Procurement and Quality
  • Experience with creating project plans and roadmaps for short-term and long-term results
  • Fit with a ‘start-up environment within a multinational’; comfortable working in an international organisation with various cultures, able to travel approximately 25% – 30% of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English and preferably one other European language
  • Personal skills: self-starter, business acumen, autonomous, convincing, results and goal oriented, resilient, responsive, can-do mentality and team player.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak, telephone: +31 (0)6-51820349 or e-mail your written application to

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