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Job Title:  Packaging Development Manager

Job Number:  32486

Country: Turkey
Function: Operations
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!




FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Istanbul - Turkey



The role is responsible for providing a complete packaging development service to BAT TCNA or AmSSA region’s markets. You will develop, specify and lead all Packaging Materials across geographical area responsibilities, using appropriate processes, systems, methods, technologies and supply sources. From a strategic perspective, you will support BAT’s global and regional packaging strategy and standard methodologies to ensure the development of optimum quality packaging materials with maximum speed to market whilst ensuring effective cost management.

Reports to: Senior Packaging Development Manager

Reporting Level: Individual Contributor

Geographic Scope: TCNA (Turkey – Caucasus – North Africa) OR AmSSA (Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa)



  • To ensure new packaging developments are delivered on time, in full and on budget following the standard BAT process requirements, quality, internal product compliance and brand standards.
  • Provide technical input and recommendations on all packaging related projects to internal partners as well as suppliers.
  • Influence the brand teams to ensure packaging is fit for purpose
  • To manage daily:
  • Artwork agencies for the creation and release of packaging artworks and health warning templates.
  • Work collaboratively with all approved repro houses, material and print suppliers.
  • Run all approval processes related to printed materials (files and final materials) as internally specified
  • Participation in cost and complexity reduction activities.
  • Provide a region-wide service, and therefore a willingness to travel to Operating Companies and suppliers throughout the region.
  • Recognize the round the clock nature of the printing and packaging industry and be available to attend to print runs outside office hours and approve printing appearance standards for the new packaging materials. Provide master appearance standards to printer and relevant departments in Operations after acceptance of first printed run to ensure future uniformity.
  • Support and assist procurement in Supplier Technical Assessments, Continuous Improvement activities and commercial tender projects.
  • Engage regularly with BAT’s external suppliers/partners in sharing the ways of working, compliance and regulatory needs, new materials & printing technologies, and new finishing technologies.



  • Are you an experienced packaging development specialist who is ready to seek new challenges while helping to craft the new face of the business?



  • Between 5 to 7 years of proven track record in Tobacco or FMCG Packaging and/or printing industry with a validated background in artwork and repro systems
  • The job holder is encouraged to be able to confidently collaborate closely with the Operations and Supply Chain teams, relevant project leaders across designated geographical markets, and external suppliers in order to provide the most appropriate service
  • A shown knowledge is required in the following areas: printing materials and processes, artwork creation & repro processes and digital literacy and Illustrator skills
  • Good inter-personal, client relations and resource leadership skills
  • Advanced spoken and written English skills while being able to give presentations on various subjects, technical or otherwise, to all levels of personnel
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills are a plus
  • Attention to detail, critical analysis & utmost accuracy
  • Ability to lead various priorities and projects in parallel
  • Knowledge of printing technology and experience in colour management and press approvals
  • Open to travel extensively and approve designs at print suppliers after normal working hours if required



  • Competitive salary, annual bonus, company car
  • Lunch at office canteen
  • Health and life insurance
  • Diverse and open team, engaging spirit



At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Tutun Mamulleri San (TR13)

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