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DS Smith Plc. is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.

DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£30000/annum 
Location
Hinckley 
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DS Smith
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Maintenance Engineer – Hinckley – circa £30k - Permanent – Immediate Start Our DS Smith site in Hinckley is searching for a Maintenance Engineer to implement strategic maintenance/breakdown initiatives in order to increase plant and asset reliability. You will be working closely with the Engineering manager, reliability engineer, Operations, Engineering, OEMs and vendors to develop and implement best practices and increase plant and asset reliability. • Can you bring hands on and proactive approach to maintenance? • Do you have experience of minimizing downtime of machines to avoid costs to the business? • Are all your engineering efforts focused upon increasing productivity and efficiencies? If you can answer YES to all the above questions, and feel that you are the right person for DS Smith then please read on… What a Maintenance Engineer will be doing at DS Smith: The role will be primarily shift based and hands on with respect to Preventative Maintenance schedules. Reporting to the engineering manager you are responsible for ensuring any tasks carried out by yourself are completed to best possible methods and in accordance with current regulations and company policy on Health and Safety, Quality, Hygiene, Housekeeping delivery and Cost. Some of the key responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following; • Ensuring all maintenance activity meets quality standards with respect to workmanship, processes and procedures in order to deliver plant quality targets • Ensuring that the site is unlocked and site services switched on ready for production and then the site is secured at the end of the day • Ensuring that company procedures and effective controls are followed and implemented with respect to maintenance costs in order to deliver plant cost performance targets • Working on preventative and breakdown maintenance and feeding back reports through SAP • Ensuring that any parts required are identified and sourced through the engineering stores • Carrying out dynamic risk assessments on all maintenance tasks undertaken • Controlling stocks of materials and consumables • Ensuring you are familiar with all stop devices and procedures on any equipment in your charge • Being aware of the joint responsibility to keep all factory areas up to agreed standards and ensure your team are aware of their responsibilities The current shift pattern is 06:00-14:00 and 14:00-22:00 Mon-Thurs, 06:00-11:00 and 11:00-16:00 Fri, on unlock start and finish times are brought forward by 1 hour and on lock up start and finish times are put back by 1 hour. These are under review and could change in the near future. What we would like our candidate to have: The essentials: • Sound engineering experience working in a maintenance environment • Mechanical apprenticeship with some relevant electrical experience and qualifications • NVQ Level 3 in mechanical engineering and electrical experience • Experience of maintenance management systems preferably SAP • Computer literate to a high degree and well versed in Excel and Word • Demonstrate good fault finding and problem solving skills • Experience with autonomous maintenance practices • Show the ability to work well within team and able to work on own • Demonstrate good fault finding skills and knowledge • Available to work 06:00-14:00 and 14:00-22:00 Mon-Thurs, 06:00-11:00 and 11:00-16:00 Fri, on unlock start and finish times are brought forward by 1 hour and on lock up start and finish times are put back by 1 hour About DS Smith Plc: DS Smith Plc. is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Salary: circa £30,000 Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying. To apply: Please submit a copy of your current CV and covering letter.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1852 
Job ID
201263963 
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DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£23716/annum 
Location
Newmarket, Suffolk 
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DS Smith
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Machine Technician - Fordham – Full-time - Permanent Reporting to the Shift Team Leader the successful individual will be part of a team responsible for the set up and production of cardboard packaging through our production machinery working to exacting safety and quality standards. What the role will involve… Working in a small team you will be responsible for machine set up, manufacturing product to the required standards and asset care of the production line. With this in mind, the successful candidate will be required to: • Work safely to DS Smith standards • Set up manufacturing machinery • Document good run settings and work to these standards • Comply with DS Smith quality standards and processes at all times • Understand team objectives and perform to these objectives. What we would like candidates to have… The essentials: • Good communication skills • Be able to work in a team environment • Be able to interpret documentation and complete production records • Ability to work on their own initiatives • Be safety conscious regarding themselves and others The desirables: • Experience in a manufacturing environment If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role, have a passion for performance in safety, quality and delivery you may be the person we are looking for. The Shift Pattern… • Wk 1 6am – 2pm M-F, 6am – 12 noon Sat • Wk 2 2pm-10pm M-F Location: Fordham, Newmarket About DS Smith Plc: DS Smith Plc. is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Salary: up to £23,716 Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
asap 
Job Reference
DSS1872 
Job ID
201344174 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£20000 - £28000/annum + Company Benefits 
Location
Belper, Derbyshire 
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DS Smith
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We currently have an exciting opportunity at our DS Smith site in Belper for an experienced Structural Designer with high attention to detail and experience within the manufacturing industry. • Are you a motivated, hardworking and proactive Designer looking to take the next step in your career? • Do you have a solid background in Structural or Product Design qualified through experience or a Degree? • Do you possess high attention to detail skills? If the answer to these questions is YES then you could be the right candidate for us! What being a Structural Designer at DS Smith will involve… You will be a member of a diverse and close-nit Design Team, working with Customers of Varying sizes, providing them with innovative and cost-saving packaging solutions. Customers for this Site include; Nestle, Cadburys and Unilever and as such, your designs will play a key part in their product displays. You will have the opportunity to produce designs of your own creation, translating these into CAD, producing prototypes and putting these together yourself, giving you exposure to the full product life-cycle of your own creation. Customer service will form a key part of this role as you will be responsible for liaising with both internal & external company stakeholders. In addition to this the main challenges of the role are: • Designing units that are fit for purpose and that satisfy any Customer guidelines that may be supplied. • Understanding DS Smith’s manufacturing capabilities and ensuring that designs are developed to maximise on both efficiency and cost. • Liaison with internal Colleagues and departments to achieve and exceed design expectations. • To be actively involved with developing and enhancing new business opportunities. • To consistently diversify the product range and Client portfolio through a professional and proactive approach to innovation. • To assist in the generation of sales and new business growth for new and existing Customers through technical expertise. • Improve on profitability of the Site through value engineering of the Customer’s Supply Chain. • To maintain effective collaboration with Designers across the DS Smith network, this on occasion, will include travelling between the UK Sites. What we would like our candidate to have… The successful individual will have a strong creative streak, be detailed, energetic and have the ability to work to tight deadlines. Ideally, the key experience and knowledge requirements for the role are as follows: Essential: • Product or Structural design experience (qualified either by Degree or through experience) • Possess a motivated, hardworking and proactive approach to all areas of work • Current, valid UK Driving Licence Desirable: • Experience of working in a corrugated or solid-board environment • Experience within 3D Design • Have experience in using Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator Photoshop • Have experience in an FMCG environment About DS Smith Plc: DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Location: DS Smith Packaging - Belper Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 per annum (DOE) Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying. Disclaimer: DS Smith SSC and all other DS Smith entities reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a large volume of applications or if a suitable applicant is found internally. Please note that due to the volume we receive, it may not always be possible to get back to each candidate in the early stages of the recruitment process but a response will always be received. We would like to thank you for your interest in DS Smith and we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that we do not accept speculative CV’s from any Recruitment Company or Agency and that unorganised contact from any Recruitment Company will not be progressed.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1857 
Job ID
201287666 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£40000 - £50000/annum + Car, Health Care & Bonus 
Location
Uxbridge, Greater London 
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Agency/Employer
DS Smith
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Total Marketing Support (TMS) is looking for an Account Manager to join a newly established Team, following the successful acquisition of a major new contract with a Global brand within the FMCG arena. This role will report into the Client Services Director and will manage and support profitable strategic relationships within the Business. The Account Manager will be accountable for the operational management of the permanent and semi-permanent display contract for this Customer. This will involve the management and delivery of all Display requirements, additional service lines and associated tasks. You will be overseeing service delivery, people management, Customer relationships and financial performance to reflect contractual agreements and obligations. In addition, you will be accountable for the development and operational management of a substantial element of a significant contract. As such, you must ensure that operational support to Customers is managed exceptionally and delivered efficiently, whilst providing effective leadership and support to your dedicated Team. What being an Account Manager at TMS will involve… The Account Manager will be accountable for the operational management of the permanent and semi-permanent display contract for this Customer. This will involve the management and delivery of all Display requirements, additional service lines and associated tasks. You will be overseeing service delivery, people management, Customer relationships and financial performance to reflect contractual agreements and obligations. In addition, you will be accountable for the development and operational management of a substantial element of a significant contract. As such, you must ensure that operational support to Customers is managed exceptionally and delivered efficiently, whilst providing effective leadership and support to your dedicated Team. As the Account Manager, you will have a large amount of responsibility for the successful delivery on targets for both yourself and your Team. You will also provide a high degree of technical support and expertise, both to Customers and Associates across multiple disciplines in the Print and Display Sectors. As a commercially-savvy individual, you will possess high-level skills in the procuring of products across all areas of Production and Manufacturing, with the ability to negotiate with Suppliers at all levels of the Business, in order to achieve cost-effective results. What will the ideal candidate for TMS possess… We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the business, with a deep sense of ownership and “can do attitude” whilst managing primarily via influence. You must have a good level of business intuition and have the ability to manage ambiguity, be creative and innovative and must be able to work rigorously within the boundaries of the role. Experience & Expertise required: Essential: • Experience within permanent and/or semi-permanent technical displays within a manufacturing environment. • Minimum of two years’ managerial experience (of at least one subordinate). • Experience of managing the procurement of items into an outsourced environment. • Exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to manage and run multiple projects concurrently. • Commercially astute, with the ability to negotiate effectively with Customers at varying levels of a Business. • The ability to forge long-standing and productive working relationships. • Working knowledge of a Print Procurement and/or a Print Estimating System. • Current, valid UK Driving Licence Desirable: • Experience of managing permanent and/or semi-permanent print display contracts. • FMCG environment experience. • Knowledge and experience of cross-border import regulations and policies (Buying from Europe and the Far East). • Exposure to the full Marketing supply cycle. Location: Uxbridge, United Kingdom. The benefits… • Competitive salary - £40K - £50K per annum (DOE) • Bonus Scheme • Company Car or Car Allowance • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension scheme • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying. Disclaimer: DS Smith SSC and all other DS Smith entities reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a large volume of applications or if a suitable applicant is found internally. Please note that due to the volume we receive, it may not always be possible to get back to each candidate in the early stages of the recruitment process but a response will always be received. We would like to thank you for your interest in DS Smith and we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that we do not accept speculative CV’s from any Recruitment Company or Agency and that unorganised contact from any Recruitment Company will not be progressed.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1869 
Job ID
201327137 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£30000 - £40000/annum Bonus, Private Health Care etc. 
Location
Uxbridge, Greater London 
Posted
 
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DS Smith
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Production Manager – Total Marketing Support - Display – Uxbridge - Permanent An exciting opportunity has arisen at Total Marketing Support (TMS) for a Production Manager to join a newly established Team in Uxbridge, reporting into the Account Manager, following the successful acquisition of a major new contract with a Global brand within the FMCG arena. The Production Manager will be fully accountable for the operational management of campaigns, projects and jobs in the execution of the deliverables of Display contracts. The successful candidate will ensure that operational support to the Customer is managed exceptionally and delivered efficiently, whilst providing effective support to the dedicated Team. This role will play an active and important part in the development, retention and compliance of the contract that you are assigned to, offering a wide range of services and solutions to the Customer at all times. The Production Manager will have accountability for the service and commercial delivery of campaigns, projects and jobs under their management. Engagement with TMS’s support functions to ensure suitable and adequate resources are assigned to meet the needs of the campaign, etc. is key. The role of Production Manager will also be to provide a high degree of technical support and expertise, to both Customers and Associates, drawing upon your own knowledge of the Display category, in order to achieve this. What else will the role involve? This role will be responsible for assigning work to the Production Support Team, Compliance, Development and Operational Management, whilst also providing a high degree of technical support and expertise, to both Customers and Associates, drawing on knowledge of the Display category, in order to achieve this. Further responsibilities will include: • Supporting the implementation of new service lines into the assigned account, alongside the Implementation Team and Client Services Director. • Day-to-day nurturing and development of working relationships with the Customer. • Ensuring a positive and prompt response to Customer requirements, whilst instilling in others a passion to exceed Customer expectations. • Identification of areas of Business/Resource Risk and working to ensure balance and risk mitigation. • Identification of new innovative opportunities within the contract you are assigned and present compelling proposals to the Customer to enhance the current offering. • Assisting in all areas of the management of the Display items’ creation, including procurement, production and management of campaigns. What we would like our candidate to have… Essential: • Technical Display skills, with permanent and/or semi-permanent displays. • Client-facing experience within a Display manufacturing environment. • The ability to manage and effectively prioritise a busy, dynamic and demanding work load and schedule. • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with Customers at all levels of the Business. • Commercially astute, with strong negotiation skills. • Knowledge and experience of working on a Commercial Software Application (Print Procurement and/or Print Estimating Systems). • Current, Valid UK Driving Licence. Desirable: • Experience of working in a FMCG environment. • Experience of working in a Retail Display/Manufacturing environment. • Experience with, and an understanding of, cross-border import regulations and policies. Location: Uxbridge, United Kingdom. The benefits… • Competitive salary - £30K - £40K per annum (DOE) • Bonus Scheme • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension scheme • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying. Disclaimer: DS Smith SSC and all other DS Smith entities reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a large volume of applications or if a suitable applicant is found internally. Please note that due to the volume we receive, it may not always be possible to get back to each candidate in the early stages of the recruitment process but a response will always be received. We would like to thank you for your interest in DS Smith and we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that we do not accept speculative CV’s from any Recruitment Company or Agency and that unorganised contact from any Recruitment Company will not be progressed.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1868 
Job ID
201326932 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£30000 - £34000/annum 
Location
Hinckley, Leicestershire 
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DS Smith
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Electrical Maintenance Engineer – Hinckley - Permanent – Immediate Start Our DS Smith site in Hinckley is searching for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer with Mechanical knowledge to implement strategic maintenance/breakdown initiatives in order to increase plant and asset reliability. You will be working closely with the Engineering manager, reliability engineer, Operations, Engineering, OEMs and vendors to develop and implement best practices and increase plant and asset reliability. • Can you bring hands on and proactive approach to maintenance? • Do you have experience of minimizing downtime of machines to avoid costs to the business? • Are all your engineering efforts focused upon increasing productivity and efficiencies? If you can answer YES to all the above questions, and feel that you are the right person for DS Smith then please read on… What an Electrical Maintenance Engineer will be doing at DS Smith: The role will be primarily shift based and hands on with respect to Preventative Maintenance schedules. Reporting to the engineering manager you are responsible for ensuring any tasks carried out by yourself are completed to best possible methods and in accordance with current regulations and company policy on Health and Safety, Quality, Hygiene, Housekeeping delivery and Cost. Some of the key responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following; • Ensuring all maintenance activity meets quality standards with respect to workmanship, processes and procedures in order to deliver plant quality targets • Ensuring that the site is unlocked and site services switched on ready for production and then the site is secured at the end of the day • Ensuring that company procedures and effective controls are followed and implemented with respect to maintenance costs in order to deliver plant cost performance targets • Working on preventative and breakdown maintenance and feeding back reports through SAP • Ensuring that any parts required are identified and sourced through the engineering stores • Carrying out dynamic risk assessments on all maintenance tasks undertaken • Controlling stocks of materials and consumables • Ensuring you are familiar with all stop devices and procedures on any equipment in your charge • Being aware of the joint responsibility to keep all factory areas up to agreed standards and ensure your team are aware of their responsibilities The current shift pattern is 06:00-14:00 and 14:00-22:00 Mon-Thurs, 06:00-11:00 and 11:00-16:00 Fri, on unlock start and finish times are brought forward by 1 hour and on lock up start and finish times are put back by 1 hour. This shift pattern is under review and could change in the near future. What we would like our candidate to have: The essentials: • Sound engineering experience working in a maintenance environment • Electrical apprenticeship with some relevant mechanical experience and qualifications • NVQ Level 3 in Electrical engineering and mechanical experience • Experience of maintenance management systems preferably SAP • Computer literate to a high degree and well versed in Excel and Word • Demonstrate good fault finding and problem solving skills • Experience with autonomous maintenance practices • Show the ability to work well within team and able to work on own • Demonstrate good fault finding skills and knowledge About DS Smith: DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: • 25 days holiday • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers Salary: £30-34k Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1867 
Job ID
201320377 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£30000/annum 
Location
Devizes, Wiltshire 
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DS Smith
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Health & Safety/Environmental Advisor – Devizes – Permanent An opportunity has arisen at the Devizes plant for a Health & Safety/Environmental Advisor, reporting directly to the Regional QA/Safety Manager, but playing an integral role in the Operations Management Team. This is a day position but the successful candidate will need to be flexible with their working hours as required. Your primary role will be to manage and develop the health, safety and environmental function of the business to ensure that the business has the right skills, processes, materials, information and procedures, consistently meet legislative requirements, and to conform to all Divisional Policies. In order to succeed in this role you will be required to help drive the continual improvement of the H&S culture, ensuring that employees and managers are aware of and held accountable for their responsibilities. You will also need to work with the business in reducing accident rates and coordinating and facilitating activities such as accident investigation, risk assessment and development of safe systems of work. Maintenance of the sites Environmental Management Systems and involvement in site initiatives (such as energy reduction programme) will be a requirement Additionally you must be an effective team player with a positive and flexible approach, the ability to use your own initiative. Able to demonstrate a strong track record of health & safety/environmental management. It would be desirable of you are within a similar manufacturing environment. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following key skills: • Previous health & safety management experience (desirable) • Excellent communication and influencing skills • Problem solving ability • Sound analytical skills • Numerate If you possess the requirements above and can demonstrate that you have the drive, determination and motivation to impact on the bottom line, please apply: DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: • 25 days holiday • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers Salary: £30k Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
asap 
Job Reference
DSS1866 
Job ID
201318727 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£16105/annum 
Location
Caerphilly 
Posted
 
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DS Smith
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Commercial Co-ordinator – Permanent – Caerphilly Head Office - Immediate Start DS Smith is seeking a Commercial Co-ordinator for the Customer Operations Team based at the Recycling Head Office in Caerphilly. The role is vital in answering incoming calls from customers with queries and requests, contacting our suppliers to arrange the service on behalf of the customer and updating them with resolutions all within agreed service level agreements. DS Smith are looking for a computer literate individual who has proven call handling and customer service experience. It would be desirable if candidates are at a competent level in other European Languages. What being a Commercial Co-ordinator at DS Smith will involve: This telephone based role will see you act as the first point of contact for both existing and potential customers and occasionally the general public. It is essential that you can develop and maintain a business relationship with existing customers and service providers, and enter details about all calls and activities on the DS Smith Recycling’s CRM system. The main tasks will include but not be limited to: • Resolving and managing the full range of potential customer issues and queries from start to finish • Correctly diagnosing customer issues, asking probing questions to get a full understanding of customers’ key issues • Anticipating where there may be issues in service (i.e. delays in deliveries) ensuring that customers are informed in advance • Identifying the key stakeholders in an organisation and developing strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders within DS Smith • Actively reviewing and analysing feedback from customers and implementing the changes and improvements required • Accurately using the system in order to process correct invoicing to the customer and prevent loss to DS Smith • Any other ad-hoc duties as required by Senior Management What skills our candidate MUST have: The Essentials: - Fluent in both written and oral English - Proven track record of call handling and performing at a high level in a fast paced customer service environment - Computer literate, with a good understanding of Microsoft Office software - 5 GCSE’s of grade C or above or equivalent - Ability to demonstrate how our corporate values – Caring, Challenging, Trusted, Responsive and Tenacious – will be applied in the workplace The Desirables: - Be at a competent level in another European Language Location: Caerphilly, Head Office The benefits: • 25 days holiday • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers Salary: £16,105.84

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1863 
Job ID
201311959 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£25000 - £35000/annum 
Location
Caerphilly 
Posted
 
Agency/Employer
DS Smith
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General Ledger Accountant – Shared Service Centre – Caerphilly - Permanent Continuing with the development of a centralised Finance function based at the Shared Service Centre, the Finance department is seeking talented individuals to join their team. The Head of Finance Support and Reporting is seeking an experienced General Ledger Accountant that can join the busy department and support the existing team with the migration of work transferring to the Shared Service Centre. This team will be expanding through-out 2014. As the General Ledger Accountant, you will be required to develop strong relationships across the wider Finance function based at the Shared Service Centre and you will be expected to gain a thorough understanding of the business processes at each site across DS Smith UK and in some cases where necessary, identify potential improvements to current activities and processes. All activities are required to be compliant with established controls and procedures in order to meet reporting deadlines and requirements. What being a General Ledger Accountant at DS Smith will involve… Reporting to a General Ledger Senior Accountant, you will be expected to fulfil the day-to-day running of the various Finance functions while supporting the less experienced members within the team. The activities will include, but are not limited to, the management of the general ledger accounts, the preparation of accounts, submission of financial statements and reporting schedules for monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines on a group and divisional level. Liaising across the business to resolve queries and reconciling items, you will also act as point of contact for your partnered business sites across UK. What we would like our candidate to have… The Essentials;  Experience with ERP systems is essential. With specific working knowledge of SAP a distinct advantage  Fully/Part-Qualified accountant, either CIMA or ACCA (Qualified by experience considered)  Track record of providing management and financial reporting and exposure to Hyperion/HFM consolidation/Reporting desirable  Ability to work with flexibility in order to pick up tasks on an ad-hoc basis  Capability to work across a range of sites with different requirements and recommending process improvements where necessary  Experience of working in a busy environment and working to tight deadlines  Ability to work independently to prepare monthly reports and analysis  Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with both technical and business audiences  Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment, paying meticulous attention to detail at all times Location: Caerphilly, South Wales Company background: DS Smith Plc. is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits: Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays Contributory pension Annual cycle to work scheme Childcare vouchers

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
asap 
Job Reference
DSS1707 
Job ID
201308367 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£17000/annum 
Location
Oldbury, Worcestershire 
Posted
 
Agency/Employer
DS Smith
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Customer Service Advisor – Permanent – Oldbury - Immediate Start DS Smith is seeking a Customer Service Advisor for its Packaging Industrial site in Oldbury. The role requires an individual who is organised, has strong relationship building skills and takes ownership of a task and situation. The focus is to deliver world-class customer service in a fast paced environment to delight customers and grow our business. • Have you proven experience of working in a customer service role? • Do you have great communication skills? • Are you both reliable & punctual, with a professional attitude towards your work? If you believe the answer to ALL of the above to be YES, you could be the ideal Customer Service Advisor for us! What being a Customer Service Advisor at DS Smith will involve: This is a full time position working in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Reporting to Customer Service Manager this is a pivotal role in the supply chain working with and supporting internal and external teams to achieve business objectives. The main tasks involved with the role will include but not be limited to: • Responsibility for Key Account Management and the handling of day to day customer enquiries • Resolving and reporting on escalated issues in a timely professional manner • Sorting and distributing post and providing administration support • Meeting visitors, registering them on site and detailing basic safety and hygiene information • Recognising and be willing to voice opinion on new opportunities to assist in department success • Liaising with other departments/suppliers to meet customer requirements • Inventory/stock management and associated forecast analysis • Anticipating where there may be issues in service (i.e. delays in deliveries) ensuring that customers are informed in advance • Identifying the key stakeholders in an organisation and developing strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders within DS Smith • Any other ad-hoc duties as required by the Customer Service Manager What skills our candidate MUST have: The Essentials: - Computer literate, with a good understanding of Microsoft Office software - Proven track record of call handling and performing at a high level in a fast paced customer service environment - Previous experience of working in either a sales or manufacturing environment will be advantageous - Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills - Ability to maintain a professional & flexible attitude - Ability to demonstrate how our corporate values – Caring, Challenging, Trusted, Responsive and Tenacious – will be applied in the workplace The Desired: - Previous experience within the packaging industry Location: Oldbury, West Midlands The benefits: • 25 days holiday • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers Salary: £17k

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
asap 
Job Reference
DSS1860 
Job ID
201299549 
Contact Details
 
DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£18000 - £22000/annum + Excellent Benefits 
Location
Belper 
Posted
 
Agency/Employer
DS Smith
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Our DS Smith site in Belper is seeking a Business Planner to join their small but multi-disciplinary Supply Chain Team. This is a rare opportunity to join an excellent site, you will be reporting directly into the Finance and Reporting Process Manager and will have extensive training to assist with other elements of the Supply Chain Team. The role entails responsibility for converting planned orders into production orders, managing, reviewing and utilising all available inventory to ensure the fulfilment of said orders, whilst also taking into account schedule compliance and operational requirements. What aspects are involved in this role? You will be responsible for the following… • Reviewing the supply and product line throughout for the corrugator machine, including line/product constraints and work shift capabilities to ensure effective operation of the corrugator production planning process. • Minimising supply cycle costs whilst ensuring the highest level of Customer satisfaction throughout. • Ordering paper in order to meet the production deadlines. • Being cross-trained in all aspects of the Planner roles, in order to provide adequate cover for other Team members. • Monitoring and being mindful of full Health & Safety and Hygiene & Quality Standards, to ensure a safe and efficient working environment. • Uphold and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other members of the Team (including Operations and Customer Services). • To continually challenge and develop the current processes and methods of operation, where appropriate, in order to deliver upon our Customer excellence programme. What we would like our candidate to have… The Essentials: • Excellent communicative abilities (both written and oral) • The ability to build and maintain strong and effective working relationships across a multi-disciplinary Team, across all levels of the Business • Strong organisational skills, with a particular emphasis on a methodical working style • Flexibility and willingness to be cross-trained in all elements of the Planning Function • A tenacious attitude towards continual improvement of both Self and the Business Desirables: • Experience in a similar role within a Manufacturing/Packaging environment would be advantageous • Of Graduate calibre with a willingness and drive for continual professional development About DS Smith Plc… DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £3.6 billion. The organisation employs over 22,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. The benefits… • Competitive salary • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Application Process: Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying. Disclaimer: DS Smith SSC and all other DS Smith entities reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a large volume of applications or if a suitable applicant is found internally. Please note that due to the volume we receive, it may not always be possible to get back to each candidate in the early stages of the recruitment process but a response will always be received. We would like to thank you for your interest in DS Smith and we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that we do not accept speculative CV’s from any Recruitment Company or Agency and that unorganised contact from any Recruitment Company will not be progressed.

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Job Type
Permanent 
Contract Length
Permanent 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1856 
Job ID
201278338 
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