Supply Chain Manager

The Smurfit Kappa Group plc are Europe's leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world. An industry leader with 46,000 employees globally, 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

People are at the heart of the organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of our communities.

Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK are;

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.

Responsibilites will include:

  • Direct responsibility for two planners, external transport and will need to influence and communicate to a wide variety of people within and outside of March operation
  • To Optimise speed and maximise volumes at every opportunity
  • Opportunity to help set March's operational, sales and capacity strategy
  • Provide clear production schedlues to the production team
  • Minimise downtime and change over to optimise production capacity
  • Design and execute the structured and regular reporting system for production planning
  • Regulary analyse the customer's contributions/margins and distribute data to all stakeholdersfollowing agreed achedule and formats
  • Understand the results of the previous day's production and adjust plan accordingly
  • Conduct additional analysis on site's production capabilites against customers requirements
  • Collaborate across all functions, particulary operations and sales
  • Effective stock management experience
  • Excellent people management skills including effective communication at all levels and leadership ability
  • High degree of interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Creative in solving scheduling problems to maximise efficiencies
  • Ale to anaylse large amounts of data and present variances/trends to the management team
  • Computer literate, adapability to use/develop existing systems


Competative salary

25 days annual leave & 8 bank holidays


On site free parking

Gym membership offers

Employment assistance programme. Lifeworks

This role reports directly into the site's General Manager as part of the management team.

March is an established site. We are looking for a organised, collaborative manager to join our team.

Salary per month

Status Permanent

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Closing Date for Applications

Location 35 Hostmoor Avenue
PE15 0AX

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