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Supply Chain Manager

Smurfit Kappa



£47000 - £54000/annum


Posted: 27/05/2023

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Supply Chain ManagerMarch (Cambridgeshire)Permanent / Full Time

Do you want to work for a company who...

cares for its employees & customers in equal measure?
is serious about sustainability & the environmental impact of its products & processes?
can provide a long-term future & personal development for those who aspire?

If yes, then read on to find out more about the job on offer at Smurfit Kappa.

Supply Chain Manager

Managing a small production planning team this role is responsible for overseeing a busy production schedule; minimising machine downtime and change-overs to optimise production capacity, and liaising with transport to ensure goods reach our customers within agreed service levels.

Key job requirements 

Create and clearly communicate production schedules to key areas of the business
Have a deep understanding of the manufacturing capacity of multiple machines to ensure production outputs are maximised daily
Be able to prioritise according to customer requirements, commercial agreements, and fluctuations in machine performances
Produce daily and monthly performance reports on production, despatch and delivery data
Liaise with sister sites to manage offloading and transfers of production volume
Active participation in site management discussions focusing on budgets, strategy and customer expectations

Key skills & characteristics

Strong analytical skills

Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

Comfortable working within a manufacturing environment and with all colleagues across the site

Computer literate (we do use some specific scheduling and operational software for which training can be provided if necessary)

Ability to stay calm under pressure

What's on offer...

25 days annual leave (plus 8 statutory) as standard
Contributory pension scheme (plus ad hoc access to independent financial advice)
Training & development
Free on site parking
Employee Assistance - 24/7 free & confidential support to both you and your family
Access to on site mental health and wellbeing support
Regular health assessments (role dependent)
Cycle to work scheme

Who are we?

We are a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable paper-based packaging. We care deeply about the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the service provided to our customers. 

We have an incredibly loyal and capable workforce who we invest time in developing and encourage to reach their full potential; and you too could become a valued member of our ‘family’.

We strive to create a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and succeed. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences and welcome applications from all communities.   

We 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

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