Petainer Vacancy: Refillable Bottle Product Development Program Manager

Refillable PET BottlesWe are currently hiring a Refillable Bottle Product Development Program Manager.

Looking for a challenging Product Development role in a Plastics company leading the revolution in the Refillable Bottle sector? Apply Now.




About Petainer

Petainer is a leader in plastic container innovation. Our trusted expertise is revolutionising the ECOnomic impact of packaging – by reducing costs and improving sustainability, while also protecting the products of world-leading brands.

Petainer sets the benchmark in sustainable high-performance packaging across dozens of industries and sectors worldwide. The foundation of our success is combining business understanding with packaging innovation.

The Role

This role gives you a chance to be a key driver in helping Petainer to be a leader in improving the sustainability of our Refillable Plastic Bottles. We are already ahead of the competition and we want to stay there.

Working in the Product Development team, based in our factory Aš in the Czech Republic, you will work closely with your Business Partners in Operations and Sales to deliver the Refillable Bottle product development program.

The role reports to a UK based Product Development Director. You will receive strong support from the wider Product Development network as well as the local cross-functional team.

The Person

Already an experienced product development manager, we are looking for someone who is happy in a fast-paced environment, comfortable making decisions when the situation is challenging and ambiguous. They must be comfortable operating in Czech and English language business meetings and ideally German too! A team player who knows how to challenge partners constructively to get to better business results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall accountability for the delivery of all Refillable Bottle projects from concept to launch, ensuring they deliver on time.
  • Define and implement projects with sales that support Petainer business and anticipates market change.
  • Define PROJECT timeline, tasks and required resources to deliver the projects.
  • Manage the project team to deliver the projects, including other NPD resources such as the design engineers/technical experts to deliver the projects.
  • To create new product specifications and technical information related to the program, including a review of sales material.
  • Monitor and report on project progress and budget.
  • Present to stakeholders reports on progress as well as problems and solutions.
  • Implement and manage change when necessary to meet project outputs.
  • Evaluate and assess the result of the project.
  • To support and attend customer visits.
  • To review new technologies, suppliers and innovations for use in Petainers’ products.


  • Degree qualified in Technical Subject – Engineering/Science
  • Product Development Management
  • Practical project management knowledge
  • Comfortable working in Czech, English and German
  • Continuous Improvement (Green Belt +)
  • Experience in risk management and/or change management


  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent decision-making capabilities
  • Managing Conflict
  • Adaptability
  • Able to tolerate stress

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