Packaging Coordinator/Specialist

at WENZ Recruitment
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted March 9, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time



Packaging Coordinator / Specialist


Our client is seeking to employ a packaging coordinator/specialist within the Paarden Eiland area, in Cape Town



  • Decide on packaging type(s) and technical specifications for the product (Liaise with product developer and Head of Graphics)
  • Specify packaging die-lines to supplier where required or get die lines done by the packaging supplier
  • Write a photography brief for the Graphics dept for shots to be used for packaging and follow up to make sure it is done (HO Graphics & Product Developer to advise on style, type of shots)
  • Make sure the following information is collated and prepared for the Graphic designer:
  • Descriptive copy
  • Assembly instructions
  • Ingredients
  • Care and Use / warnings
  • Shop the range info and QR code link
  • Other relevant info or icons.
  • Write Packaging Brief for Graphics dept detailing all the above requirements
  • Make sure final packaging design by Graphic designer is checked by the head of marketing and the product developer and signed off by the CPO
  • Send packaging design to manufacturer(s) and follow up
  • Get samples of the packaging from Manufacturer and check
  • Take snapshot and label packaging sample - file or archive for reference
  • Give feedback to supplier, make changes if necessary
  • Make sure packaging sample is approved and goes into production, follow up
  • Prepare photography brief for Graphics Dept to photograph the packaging samples for the website and database, make sure photography is done to spec


  • Get final packaging dimensions & fill in Product Spec sheets
  • Get final packaged weight & fill in Product Spec sheets
  • Get or specify outer carton details (in conjunction with shipping/buying staff)
  • Fill in outer carton details to Product Spec sheets
  • If the packaging is made locally and the product is packed in-house, make sure Bill of Materials codes are created for the packaging.
  • Advise Supply Depot on the correct packing of products for end delivery to customers / stockists
  • Take a pro-active approach to improving the packaging of existing products
  • The above tasks may apply to either new products or existing products which are being either revamped or re-ordered and require updated or improved packaging.



  • Needs to have experience in working with a broad range of packaging types, understand their technical specifications and have an enthusiasm for packaging design
  • Ability to conceptualize upgraded packaging aesthetics according to categories, price tiers, product materials and practical requirements
  • Experience in designing die-lines an advantage
  • Needs to have an eye for design – Graphic or Product design experience an advantage
  • Print media experience an advantage
  • Needs to have a good sense for 3D forms, be practical, hands on and inventive
  • Needs to have a good eye for detail, ability to do thorough checks and spot errors
  • Needs to work accurately and be able to measure accurately
  • Needs to be well-organized and able to manage multiple packaging projects at once
  • Experience in a home-wares environment an advantage


Preferably at least 3 years working with packaging


SALARY: R25 000- R45 000 depending on experience and skills


Interested candidates can send their CV