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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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£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 Location: Hinckley 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

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
DSS1914 
Job ID
201486310 
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DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£23000 - £26000/annum + Company Bonus 
Location
Hinckley, Leicestershire 
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DS Smith
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DS Smith’s Heavy Duty Packaging Site based in Hinckley, are currently looking to recruit an ambitious and tenacious Design Engineer, to join their established and diverse Design Team. You ideally come from a Structural/Product Design background, with the ambition and capability to develop further into a more complex and demanding Design position. This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning Site, in a forward-thinking and innovative environment. • Do you have experience in using CAD programs? • Do you have proven experience in a Design position? • Are you very driven and tenacious? If the answer to these questions is YES then you could be the right candidate for us! What being a Design Engineer at DS Smith will involve… Reporting to the Design Manager; you will be a key point of contact for Customers for the designing and creation of new and innovative packaging solutions. Being a member of a close-nit and diverse Team, you will be working with Customers of varying sizes; providing innovative and cost-effecting packaging solutions in line with Business objectives and deadlines. You will have the chance to produce designs of your own creation, translating these into CAD, producing prototypes of your design and putting these together yourself, giving you the full life-cycle experience of your creations. • Work collegiately with sales, manufacturing, customer service and our customers, under the direction of your immediate Manager. • Understand our manufacturing capabilities and ensure designs are developed to maximise efficiency and cost. • Design units that are fit for purpose and that satisfy any Customer guidelines. • Be happy to share best practice, ideas and innovations across the DS Smith network and to seek and use ideas from others where appropriate. • Effective collaboration with the Designers across the DS Smith network, which could on occasion include travel between the UK offices. • Be willing to discuss with and if required visit customers to discuss specific briefs in conjunction with Sales colleagues. 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: • Structural/Product design experience is essential • Corrugated design understanding (desirable) • POS structural design experience would be an advantage • Strong knowledge and experience in using: Photoshop, CAD and Microsoft software • Full UK Driving Licence 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 Location: DS Smith Packaging Division – Hinckley, Leicestershire Salary: Circa £25,000 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 
Start Date
ASAP 
Job Reference
DSS1915 
Job ID
201482016 
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DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£27500/annum 
Location
Bristol, Somerset 
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DS Smith
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Production Team Leader – Bristol – Permanent The DS Smith site in Bristol is looking for an experienced Production Team Leader with the man-management skills to lead the Production team in its expanding work load. This role will assist the Depot Manager/Depot Controller in directing and controlling all production and appropriate commercial matters. You will be involved in assisting the Depot Manager to ensure the Company’s strategy, objectives and policies are effectively communicated, paying particular attention to all matters related to Health and Safety. This role will also deputise for the Depot Controller in their absence. What being a Production Team Leader at DS Smith will involve… Reporting to the Depot Controller; you will be directly responsible for the Production Supervisor and a team of 8 but also supervising and supporting all other areas of our operation. This role is very important to ensure the production team runs efficiently and will see you involved in a variety of tasks. You will be responsible for Health & Safety, Planning and admin based tasks on the ERP system. Other key tasks will include but not be limited to the following: • Regularly review depot performance and ensure Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments are in place for all depot activities • Ensure any accidents / incidents or near misses are fully reported and investigated • Assist the Depot Manager/Depot Controller in ensuring that costs are controlled in line with business plans to agreed standards and timescales • Assist with the preparation of appropriate figures for inclusion in the month end accounts • Ensure support is given where required to the administrators with recording employees attendance, absence and holiday • Working knowledge of ERP to be able to support administration staff including weighbridge operation and collating and posting stocks and availability onto ERP where required • To effectively manage attendance procedures including annual leave, sickness and timekeeping • Assist the Depot Manager/Depot Controller in performance management • Carry out disciplinary investigations and to discipline to specified levels • Assist in the recruitment, selection and induction of new employees • Control the operation and maintenance of all plant and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness • Work closely and effectively communicate with the Transport operation and be able to deputise when required • Be available for contact to deal with out of hours activity as and when required • Manage quality standards of incoming and outgoing material, taking appropriate action where necessary • Effectively communicate quality standards throughout the Depot team What we would like our candidate to have… Essentials: • Experience leading and motivating teams and individuals in a position of authority • PC literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Office • Knowledge of Health & Safety and understanding of the importance of H&S in the workplace • Practical knowledge of how plant and machinery work in complex systems • Understanding of raw material product specifications • Working knowledge of the Company IT systems • Understanding of quality management systems Desired: • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent • Knowledge of transport legislation and its application • Experience in operating mobile plant and operating fixed plant machinery • Experience in transport planning would be an advantage • Experience of working within Recycling or waste industries 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: • Competitive salary • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Location: Bristol Salary: £27,500

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
DSS1909 
Job ID
201470250 
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DS Smith
Job Title
Salary/Rate
£25000/annum 
Location
Bristol, Somerset 
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DS Smith
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Production Supervisor – Bristol – Permanent The DS Smith site in Bristol is looking for a Production Supervisor to assist the Production Team Leader in directing and controlling all production activities. This role will assist the Depot in ensuring the Company’s strategy, objectives and policies are effectively communicated, paying particular attention to all matters related to Health and Safety. • Do you have a strong personality? • Are you very hands on in your approach? • Do you have proven experience of working in a pressured manufacturing environment? If the answer to these questions is YES then you could be the right candidate for us! What being a Production Supervisor at DS Smith will involve… Reporting to the Production Team Leader; you will be responsible for the work of 5-7 production staff. This role is very important to ensure the production team runs efficiently and will see you involved in a variety of tasks. You will be responsible for Health & Safety, Planning and day to day production duties. Other key tasks will include but not be limited to the following: • Assist in producing Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments for depot activities and make sure these are adhered to and depot staff are suitably trained • Assist in ensuring costs are controlled in line with business plans • Assist with the preparation of appropriate figures for inclusion in the month end accounts • To be able to support administration staff including weighbridge operation • To collate and post stocks onto ERP where required • Ensure appropriate training is planned and provided for employees • Communicate key performance indicators and then monitor and challenge shortfalls • Promote and assist in implementation of all company initiatives including Continuous Excellence. • Control the operation and maintenance of all plant and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness • Continuously review stock levels within depot, taking action as appropriate and review daily finished stock and outgoing loads • Monitor and control stocks of consumables to ensure production operations are not disrupted. • To work closely and effectively communicate with the Transport operation • To manage quality standards of incoming and outgoing material, taking appropriate action where necessary • Effectively communicate quality standards throughout the Depot team and with internal and external customers What we would like our candidate to have… Essentials: • Experience leading and motivating teams and individuals • Experience in a supervisory position • Knowledge of Health & Safety and understanding of the importance of H&S in the workplace • Practical knowledge of how plant and machinery work in complex systems • Understanding of raw material product specifications • Working knowledge of the Company IT systems • Understanding of quality management systems Desired: • Full valid UK Driving Licence and Mobile plant licences • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent • Experience in operating mobile plant and operating fixed plant machinery • Experience of working within Recycling or waste industries 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: • Competitive salary • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays • Contributory pension • Annual cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Paid Expenses Location: Bristol Salary: £25,000

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
DSS1908 
Job ID
201470159 
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DS Smith
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Salary/Rate
£30758/annum + Production Bonus 
Location
Kettering, Northamptonshire 
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Quality Engineer – Kettering – Permanent – Immediate Start Our DS Smith site in Kettering is searching for a Quality Engineer to co-ordinate all aspects of internal and external quality related issues that may arise. The successful candidate will be the interface between the factory and customers on technical issues and will work in partnership with SHEQ to maintain our standards and set new ways of working. • Do you have experience of providing a high level of customer service? • Do you have a background of working closely with teams to investigate and implement corrective actions? • Are all your engineering efforts focused upon increasing quality and efficiency? 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 Multi Skilled Engineer will be doing at DS Smith: Reporting to the Plant Manager, you are responsible for the continuous improvement, planning, execution, and the closure of internal and external customer concerns. You must be able to work using your own initiative, be an excellent team player with the ability to engage others. This role will have a report line to the Supply Chain Director to ensure cluster complaint management and reporting procedures are aligned. You will be working closely with the extended sales team on quality complaint issues to minimise the impact on the business. Some of the key responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following; • Gather ideas from the team, have the team make suggestions/presentations to management and other operators/facilitators when appropriate • Work with the employees to assist with corrective action on quality and waste issues • Ensure good communication from shift to shift of technical problems and workload • Coach and develop the team through team briefs reporting Quality issues • Meet annual agreed improvement targets in complaints, waste and time to resolve a complaint • To monitor, plan and implement quality associated cost improvements • Participate and supervise customer initiated projects and reviews • Monitor and report on quality key performance indicators • Support new product introduction, adhering to the trial procedure • Quality release of new production processes • Participate in waste reduction program • Continuous improvement in the areas of waste, credits and run speeds • To ensure continual improvement in operating efficiencies • Responsible for identification of training needs through investigation on complaints • Reduce the absolute number of complaints and reduce the average time taken to resolve complaints What we would like our candidate to have: The essentials: • Good communication and interpersonal skills • Manufacturing management experience • Extensive knowledge and experience of the whole manufacturing of corrugated packaging, training will be provided in some aspects of the process. • Good knowledge of print and conversion processes, to support customer issues • ISO 9001 and hygene standards knowledge. • Auditing certification will be required The Desirables: • Qualification is desired in Six Sigma or TQM or other lean manufacturing skills 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: £30,758.04 + Production Bonus

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
DSS1906 
Job ID
201445211 
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DS Smith
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Location
Livingston 
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DS Smith
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DS Smith Packaging in Livingston is currently looking to recruit a Commercial Business Analyst to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Commercial Finance Business Partner (CFBP), this is a new, high-profile role which will focus on improving the commercial margins, analysis and reporting within the business. Working as part of the Commercial Finance team, this is a key role to support the efforts to deliver the margin improvements and strategic goals set for the business. This position will play a critical role in driving Customer and Product margin enhancements, ensuring that we remain competitive in the market, whilst delivering the lowest cost options, in order to provide the best Customer value. What being a Commercial Business Analyst at DS Smith will involve: You will be expected to use tools such as S&OP, In-Site, Navigator and the CDM business system to support the CFBP in setting the strategic commercial direction of the business, as well as working effectively with other departments to raise levels of commercial excellence, and drive margin enhancement. The key responsibilities associated with the role include the following: • To drive and seek-out the lowest cost options to improve margin on product lines at every opportunity. • To ensure existing Customer’s margin is enhanced. • Working to Business Plan objectives but having the ability to challenge and contribute. • Analysis and presentation of Customer and product profitability using Commercial Excellence tools. • Providing support analysis to aid investment decisions and influence sales and marketing strategies. • Provide monthly reconciliations of business system to Financial Accounts and Commercial Excellence reporting tools. • Provide weekly/monthly commercial information to sales teams to support margin enrichment process. • Working with Sales personnel to identify and deliver margin improvement opportunities. • Working with operations to review performance of specifications and identify improvement areas. • Managing Customer contracts in relation to indexation deals, price changes and reporting trackers. • Demonstrating auditable controls for commercial processes, deploying best practice where applicable. The Candidate: It is expected that the successful candidate will have a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline and meets most, if not all, of the following criteria: • A high level of drive and enthusiasm to seek out improvements. • A challenging an inquisitive attitude. • A high level of commercial and business acumen. • Excellent numerical and analytical skills. • The ability to interact effectively and communicate well at all levels. • The ability to manage others. • The ability to plan and prioritise own and Departments workload effectively. • A pro-active and flexible attitude. • An understanding of the FMCG market place and changing customer expectations. • Ability to work on own initiative, in a fast moving demanding environment, in order to achieve the desired outcome. • Proficient user of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel. 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… •Competitive salary •25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays •Contributory pension •Annual cycle to work scheme •Childcare vouchers •Paid Expenses Location: Livingston, West Lothian 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
DSS1904 
Job ID
201417720 
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