General Manager Packaging Plant

Newcastle upon Tyne / England / United Kingdom


General Manager Packaging Plant

Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a business of WestRock (NYSE: WRK), is a global full-service print and packaging company with state-of-the-art prepress, press, and finishing technologies. We are a leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the healthcare, branded consumer and multi-media markets.

To manage one of our core converting facilities in the UK and the talented team of employees, we have an immediate opening for the General Manager – Packaging Plant, Newcastle.

In this position, you will have overall responsibility for managing the safe and profitable operation of a folding carton plant supplying with high-quality packaging solutions to some of the most recognizable brands in the Confectionery market. You will be part of the UK leadership team and report to the Regional Director of Operations. Your mission will be focused on providing strategic guidance and an operating framework for driving site safety, engagement, customer satisfaction, profitability and compliance through strong leadership and direction.

What do you need to be successful:

  • Substantial previous leadership experience in manufacturing environment (ideally in folding carton manufacturing).
  • The quality of an excellent people manager with experience in motivating and developing manufacturing teams.
  • Hands on experience (ideally with certification) in driving the Operational Excellence programs and Lean management initiatives.
  • Proven track record of the successful transformation of a production plant to a world-class manufacturing organization.

What we offer:

  • A role where you will have the room and opportunity to make the impact and drive further strategic transformation to already successful manufacturing facility
  • A position of a team leader developing, coaching, managing and providing a direction to the talented group of Plant professionals
  • A leadership function on the regional team of one of a most successful Paper and Packaging companies in the market.
  • A career with a company where Integrity, Respect, Safety, and Excellence are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

If this sounds great to you and you think you would fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!

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