Packaging Specialist - Food (f/m/d)

How You’ll Make Your Mark

Your main tasks in this role are:

  • As an expert on food packaging, you will support the implementation of the international packaging goals of the ALDI SÜD Group in the areas of recyclability, recycled content and reduction of the proportion of virgin plastic
  • Communicating and cooperating with packaging suppliers along the packaging value chain are part of your tasks
  • You will work closely with the purchasing departments and product suppliers to support the introduction of sustainable food packaging
  • You are interested in dairy products, chilled convenience products, fresh meat, bakery products, coffee, spreads or cereals
  • You will be responsible for providing technical knowledge and identifying possible solutions in the field of recyclable packaging for food products
  • As an expert in the field of food packaging, you will support the harmonisation and optimisation of product packaging, taking into account legal developments and sustainability obligations, with a focus on food packaging
  • Coordinating and working independently with cross-functional teams on basic tasks is part of your responsibilities
  • You are interested in interpreting and analysing data and specifications in the field of packaging
  • Preparing presentations is one of your tasks

Your Profile

The requirments oft he role include: 

  • As an expert in food packaging, you have a degree in engineering, food technology, materials science, economics or a similar field, preferably with a focus on packaging
  • You have several years of professional experience and expertise in the field of food packaging (dairy products, chilled ready meals, fresh meat, bakery products, coffee, spreads, muesli)
  • Ideally, you have knowledge of primary packaging materials for food and packaging regulations
  • You are resourceful and have good communication and problem-solving skills
  • You have project management skills and experience in stakeholder management
  • Initial experience in an international environment is an advantage
  • You feel confident in using MS Office
  • Your English skills are very good

A Career that Benefits You

Our benefits for you are wide-ranging:

  • 6 weeks of annual leave every year for all
  • A range of subsidised childcare support options
  • Options to work remotely - from home or anywhere within Austria (up to 13 days per month), and from abroad (up to 30 days per year, selected countries)
  • Mobile devices provided to enable flexible working
  • Relocation support (including visas/permits, home search and moving allowance)
  • Free and subsidised healthy food and drinks provided at work
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Bike leasing program to save up to 20% on bike costs to encourage sustainable transport and improve affordability
  • Discounts on a wide range of shopping in the categories like fashion, travel, sports and many more
  • All the training you need to excel in your role
  • Extensive personal and professional development
  • High level of responsibility in a diverse and international business environment
  • Collaboration with teams across borders


Gross annual salary starting from € 49,200.-*
*willingness to overpay with appropriate qualification

Place of work

​Michael-Walz-Gasse 18d, 5020 Salzburg​

Start of work

​As soon as possible​

How to Apply

All applications take place through our online portal. Simply login and submit your CV, photo and all relevant certificates/qualifications.

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