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Packaging Engineer (GMP)

Location: Breda, Netherlands
Reference: HQ00000717
Closing Date: 15 Mar 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

TalentSource Life Sciences, the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions, is currently recruiting for a Packaging Engineer (GMP) at one of our clients, a leading pharmaceutical company the South of the Netherlands.


The Packaging Engineer in Process Development (PD) will join a team of 5 Packaging Engineers, responsible for the introduction and lifecycle management of commercial packaging for final drug product presentations, who report to the Senior Manager Engineering at its Label&Packaging site. 

Main responsibilities are: designing, qualification and implementation of secondary packaging components and / or configurations used for site operations and transportation packaging. You are working in a high-class pharmaceutical / GMP environment, writing documents according to the Good Documentation Practices is a significant part of this role.

Position Specific Tasks

  • Coordinate or participate in multi-disciplinary projects related to packaging component changes or new packaging designs.
  • Assist equipment engineers with the design, installation, and maintenance of packaging equipment as required.


  • Create and revise packaging component specifications if required.
  • Coordinate change of documentation according Change Control procedure.
  • Provide accurate information for Bill of Material (BOM), Master Packaging Configuration (MPC) and Transport packaging configuration (TPC) to be used on site.
  • Create technical reports such as User Requirements, Assessments and Protocols.


  • Coordinate testing to be performed for packaging related studies impacting the site.
  • Create, review and approve testing protocol and reports as required.
  • Develop test material; coordinate test material order and inventory as required by studies.
  • Assist and contribute to Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and may assist in establishing Equipment validation Documentation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 3 -5 year experience working in a Package Development or Engineering equivalent environment
  • Master’s degree with minimum 1 - 2 year experience working in a Package Development or Engineering equivalent environment
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical / GMP environment
  • Fluency in English, both in oral and written communication
  • Good (technical) written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-functional teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment
  • Defines project timeframes and priorities based on project objectives and ongoing assignments
  • Recognizes and escalates problems in a timely manner
  • Occasionally work outside office hours

Preferred Requirements

  • Comprehensive understanding of materials used in packaging
  • Good understanding of current Good Manufacturing / Documentation Practices
  • Familiarity with validation processes and protocols
  • Understanding of equipment used in the packaging industry

If you have any questions please contact Itha at +316 130 66 781 or apply directly via or

Our benefits when working via TalentSource Life Sciences:

  • Dedicated local Line Manager - 1-2-1 support
  • Face to face coaching meetings/Monthly Calls - we care for your wellbeing
  • Employee satisfaction survey - your feedback is important for continuous improvement
  • End year appraisals and development planning
  • Ability to attend our annual team event and local New Year's diner
  • Career opportunities within both our CRO departments and our TalentSource Life Sciences Unit, locally and internationally

Cromsource is a family-owned, high quality ISO-certified international provider of outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.  Since 1994, we have been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. TalentSource Life Sciences is a fully dedicated flexible resourcing unit within CROMSOURCE and the successful growth has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our employees are the most valuable company asset and we value resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment and develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel clear tools to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology.

Our approach is to equally value our clients and our own people. We know that we are not simply providing ‘staff’ or ‘resources’. We are providing expert people. Highly talented, well trained, motivated people who make a positive difference to the work of our clients every day. Together we help our clients succeed in their work developing medicines and medical devices for patients around the world. Our large management team consists of a people with an extended experience within pharma and a high level of market knowledge.  We our open, friendly and approachable and aim to support you through the recruitment process every step of the way.
As this position is client-facing, the successful candidates must be confident and be able to drive the role and themselves and to work autonomously in close liaison with a line manager at TalentSource, who will provide you with mentoring and guidance. 
To ensure the success of our clients, our team of international professionals is focused on continuous improvement. We invest in our employees by providing the coaching and training necessary to deliver high quality services for our clients.

Every day we strive to create an environment in which all employees can contribute to their full potential and at the same time allow the company to develop and grow with them. With CROMSOURCE you will be able to participate in exciting projects and achieve your professional goals.

Key words: Packaging Engineer, Package Development, GMP, Site Acceptance Test (SAT), Good Manufacturing, pharmaceutical.


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Contact Information:

Address:  UK Office
CROMSOURCE Suite 3 Lomond Court Castle Business Park Stirling United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0) 1786 468990
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