Job area
İstanbul, Türkiye
Contract type
Permanent Contract
5 to 10 years

Job description

  • Acts as the first point of contact and technical advisor for packaging processes within Middle East & Africa (MEA) MEA region in collaboration with quality, industrial, marketing, purchasing and planning teams.
  • Organizes and coordinates MEA regional packaging activities as in new packaging design & artwork processes and / or revision of existing packaging designs.
  • Conducts technical implementation phases of packaging structure and packaging productivity projects within MEA region entities in close collaboration with the industrial, commercial and regulatory policies.
  • Manages packaging technical validation process in line with the Group standards with related entities,
  • Brings innovative solutions to ensure a high quality standard in line with the needs of packaging processes (raw-material, design, production process and sustainability),
  • Manages third party service providers for packaging designs end-to-end
  • Provides support to private-label packaging processes within the region,
  • Ensures that the best practices are communicated within the region and to Lesaffre Group,
  • Follows the recent developments and/or trends in the market for packaging and printing technologies in order to meet customer needs and productivity & cost saving targets, whereas supporting the sustainability roadmap activities of the Group.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from Engineering departments of universities, graduate degree is a plus,
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on packaging development, preferably in FMCG,
  • Experience in flexible & corrugated packaging, prior experience in packaging production is a plus, 
  • Experience in innovation and sustainability projects for packaging processes,
  • Extensive understanding of packaging processes (packaging machines, packaging raw materials, packaging types etc.),
  • Proficient user of MS Office; advanced use of Excel,
  • Active use of MS Project and graphic design programs (Illustrator, etc),
  • Advanced level of written and verbal English,
  • Team player, solution oriented, multi-tasking and flexible,
  • No military obligations for male candidates.

Company description

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.

In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 11 000 people in nearly 80 subsidiaries based in +50 countries.

Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2.2 billion euros.

We are looking for our new “Regional Packaging Executive” to be located in MEA Regional Headquarter, Ataşehir / İstanbul. This role will be responsible from coordinating all the packaging activities, namely; design and artwork management, technical aspects, cost optimization and packaging innovations within MEA Region.