Huel • Tring, United Kingdom

Technical Manager - Packaging

1–2 days/week at home

4.5-day week

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Hey! We’re Huel and we’re pleased to meet you! 👋 We're going to start by talking about our exciting new Technical Manager position, but if you'd like the quick low down on us first including our growth story then just head to the bottom of this page!

The role

Our Technical team plays an important role at Huel as they ensure we are supplying our Hueligans with the highest quality and most consistent products, sourced most ethically. We are looking for a Technical Manager who will be responsible for sourcing and approving packaging for our food, drinks and merchandise ranges. No day is ever the same, but here’s an insight into what you can expect!

  • Defining & developing a sustainable packaging strategy for all Huel Products in collaboration with our sustainability, development and procurement teams.
  • Managing the implementation of packaging scheme & regulatory compliance in UK, EU, US & Asian markets, including attached caps and recycling.
  • Setting the packaging technical requirements & undertaking the approval of suppliers & packaging materials on a global basis.
  • Build monthly KPIs to assess against packaging suppliers and regularly monitor and improve performance.
  • Driving the innovation agenda for sustainable packaging with a particular emphasis on achieving low carbon, circular packaging solutions.
  • Developing testing procedures for packaging ensuring specification & legal conformance (e.g. ISTA and burst testing).
  • Managing the packaging supplier approval procedure, including undertaking audits.
  • Supporting the product development and procurement teams through advising on the suitability of different packaging options to meet overall product lifecycle needs such as product protection, sustainability, customer appeal, integrity through distribution and storage.
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers, industry & sector bodies.
  • Setting and monitoring adherence to quality standards, being able to effectively resolve any issues with suppliers professionally and efficiently

Not yet convinced it's the role for you? Well, then you can click 👉HERE to read a more detailed job description and learn about the team!

What we're looking for in you

  • Detailed knowledge of a range of existing and emerging packaging materials.
    In-depth knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements, recycling and waste management sector, ideally globally.
  • Ideally 3 years + proven experience in a packaging role in an FMCG company.
  • A passion for sustainability and a creative approach to working in the evolving world of packaging & recycling with a proven track record in delivering sustainable innovation.
  • Strong project management skills as well as strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • A positive, energetic, and can-do attitude and an appetite to get stuck into a variety of projects at once.

What do we offer in return?

We have a high-performance culture which is balanced evenly with world-class well-being initiatives and benefits that are tastier than our Salted Caramel Black Edition (and trust us, that’s saying something!)

⏰ Flexible Fridays - we try to finish our work by 1pm on a Friday!

🌴 30 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays

🕖 Flexible working - including up to 2 days per week at home

🥤 Free Huel to keep you going

🏖️ 2 weeks a year to work remotely from anywhere! One week in the Summer and one week at Christmas

🐾 Dog friendly. If you've seen Daddy Day Care the movie, that's basically HQ but for doggo's!

🙋 Paid Volunteering Days

🏋️ Free on-site gym with free classes, and we will give you your own nutrition plan

🧠 Free 1-on-1 therapy provided by Self-Space.

🏥 Private Medical and Health insurance for you and your loved ones, including free life insurance covering up to 4x your salary

⚡ Electric Car Scheme with onsite charging

🚴Cycle to Work Scheme

🤰 Enhanced Family Leave

👪 Workplace Nursery Scheme

🎓 Huel Academy

🎉 Quarterly events to celebrate success - Have you heard about Huelchella?

So what next?

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then we’d love to hear from you! Click on apply to this job to send us your CV and cover letter and Evie from our talent team will be in touch with you.

We are Hueligans

We're all made up of our Huel DNA, but what makes us unique is our individual differences. We've created a culture of belonging and we celebrate the diversity our Hueligans add to our teams. We encourage authenticity, different views, and new ideas to enable us to create products that our customers around the world enjoy and love. Read more about our culture here.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave – Up to 52 weeks with 16 weeks enhanced maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks enhanced paternity pay
Adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks with 16 weeks enhanced adoption pay
Work from anywhere scheme – 2 weeks per year
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
4.5-day week
🏋️ Free on-site gym at HQ with complimentary classes, or gym membership contribution for other offices.
🧠 Free unlimited 1-on-1 therapy is provided by Self-Space.
🙋 Paid Volunteering Days
🐾 Dog-friendly offices. If you've seen Daddy Day Care the movie, that's basically HQ but for doggos!
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Huel

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

HQ - Tring Hertfordshire, London, Birmingham, New York, Germany

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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