Operations Production Manager

Location UK / Craigavon/Lurgan Area

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1433838

 Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an Operations Production Manager based in Lurgan.

Operations Production Manager


Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.9 billion in 2018.  With our pro-active team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our Customers.  We collaborate with forward thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets.  We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations.  This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.  We operate in four areas namely paper, packaging, recycling and forestry.


Based at our Plant in Lurgan, a full time, permanent opportunity has arisen in our Senior Leadership Team for an ambitious experienced Operations/Production Manager.  The primary focus is on ensuring the maximum labour efficiency, productivity on machinery whilst ensuring the machinery runs consistently to the highest tolerances and minimum waste. The position will be day shift Monday to Friday.  This role would suit someone with extensive people engagement skills from a high volume manufacturing background who is well versed in lean manufacturing methodologies.


Reporting to the General Manager, the Operations/Production Manager will:

  • Lead, organise and develop processes and systems for the Production, Quality and Despatch department to ensure the maximum labour utilisation, uptime availability and utilisation of all the sites assets in conjunction with other relevant departments, to the required productivity and quality standard while taking all opportunities to minimise costs
  • Implement best practice lean techniques and culture to achieve the aims of the department ensure a strong root cause analysis programme
  • Help drive the sites net zero energy initiatives

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The closing date is Friday 23rd August 2019.