Conversion Manager

  • Job Reference: DSS5594
  • Date Posted: 8 August 2019
  • Recruiter: DS Smith
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  • Location: Fordham, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Production
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At DS Smith Fordham, we have an exciting opportunity for a Conversion Manager. As the Conversion Manager, you will oversee the performance of the conversion function by effectively managing teams across shifts to meet output requirements, quality expectations and cost targets. You will be responsible for Quality Control, SFDC, Health & Safety/Environment, Housekeeping, Performance, Waste, Preventative Maintenance, Communication, Continuous Improvement and Training. You will also support the Operations Manager to deliver the Key Objectives and KPIs.


The Role:

As a Conversion Manager, your key tasks will include the smooth running of the Conversion Department and the strategic development of these functions and its people and process.

The focus is to deliver world-class Service in a fast paced environment to delight customers and grow our business. To continually develop an environment that promotes constructive involvement and engagement for the Conversion teams.


We need a strong leader with a can do attitude able to coach their team to the best standards and perform well under strict deadlines. If you have experience in people management, excellent communicator and result driven, then this role is for you!


Ideally you will be working within a Packaging environment and bring outstanding process experience. You will have a demonstrable track record of implementing sustainable change as well as setting and surpassing KPIs.


The Candidate

  • Knowledge of a manufacturing environment and continuous improvement tools and techniques

  • Have a good people management ethic.

  • Ability to demonstrate how our corporate values will be applied in the workplace:

  • Caring, Challenging, Trusted, Responsive and Tenacious.

  • Ability to make decisions in a time pressured environment.

  • Is driven by results.

  • Microsoft Excel skills



  • Educated to A level or technical qualification standard, or equivalent.

  • Evidence of continuous learning and development during career.

  • Background in Manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of SFDC and Telephony systems.

  • Experience of leading a team/people management, pro-active approach to change management

  • Ability to make decisions in a time pressured environment.


Location: Fordham


About DS Smith:


DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £5.7 billion, the organisation employs over 32,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.


Salary: Competitive




•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

•Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package

•Annual cycle to work scheme

•Childcare vouchers