James Cropper Plc

  • Kendal
James Cropper PLC is a world renowned specialist manufacturer of distinctive and technically advanced paper products, using materials from cotton and wood to carbon fibre, based in north-west England. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly-growing listed company with more than 170 years of heritage that thrives on innovation. The company has developed a strong range of technical capabilities, making it a global player in high quality coloured and tactile papers, digital materials and luxury packaging by offering unique tailor made solutions. An international business of around £92m across its three operating divisions of Paper, Technical Fibre Products (TFP) and 3D Products (3DP), it serves markets in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK.

We are reshaping our Paper business for the future. A new structure that will be better aligned to our strategic priorities and will drive our priority tactics to create a step change in our growth and value trajectory.

Reporting to the Head of Operations (Paper) we are looking for a Continuous Improvement leader to coach operational and engineering teams in order to deliver step change improvements across all elements of the supply chain, to have the ability to inspire leadership development on the front line, improve quality, maximise cost performance, and increase customer satisfaction across every facet of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate with strong competencies in the areas of leadership, communication, teamwork, interpersonal effectiveness, initiative and process discipline. You will have proven experience of leading continuous improvement efforts in large scale deployments and effectively coaching leaders on continuous improvement tools and processes. You will be able to capture value through the use of Continuous Improvement methodologies, create and execute plans to drive organisational results and must be able to facilitate small and large cross-functional teams, building strong working relationships. You will have strong analytical problem solving skills with the ability to identify problems, apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data with budget management experience and knowledge of key business financial metrics.

You will need excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. The ability to demonstrate energy, hunger, drive and commitment to achieving outstanding results. Excellent management, coaching and development skills. Be results oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated to achieving high performance. Strategic, analytical, innovative, organised and flexible. IT literate.