Production 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.

An exciting oppurtunitiy has arisen for a Production Manager.

We are looking for someone with an exceptional passion for engaging with colleagues at all levels of the business and a desire and hunger to drive an improvement culture.

The role is responsible for all of the Corrugator, conversion and service areas, initiatives and objectives on site so a clear understanding and background in all related area requirements is a must.

To be successful for this role, candidates will ideally meet all or most of the following requirements:

Main Tasks/Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Be a driving force for a ‘safety first’ culture
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and audits are completed on time
  • Investigating/recording incidents, accidents, complaints and cases of ill health
  • Ensuring the day to day running of the production departments are sufficiently resourced
  • Attending production performance meetings and addressing production issues
  • Liaising with engineering on machine problems and solutions
  • Have regular meetings with production planning to ensure customer deliveries are produced on time
  • Hold regular 1-1 reviews with the Shift Managers and support where required
  • Attend customers where required to support technical sales and visits
  • Ensure quality procedures are followed on all machines and customer complaints are completed within the required time
  • Identify training requirements of employees for development
  • Utilise performance improvement tools across the business which identify performance improvements, Zero loss, OMP etc.
  • Take a root cause approach to driving improvements

Key Competencies/Requirements

  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills and the ability to challenge constructively
  • A ‘can do attitude’ with a ‘right first time’ approach
  • Ability to adapt personal management style to suit the needs of the individual
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Target driven
  • Willingness to learn
  • Inquisitive and analytical with a desire to get to the root cause
  • Tenacious
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Driven to make a change and impact
  • Confidence in using Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Employee relations knowledge (i.e. disciplinary, performance management)
  • Preferably have a background in lean manufacturing and process mapping

If you would like to apply for this position, please click apply now.

Salary Dependent on experience

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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Location Moulton Park
Northampton
NN3 6XJ

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