Manufacturing Manager - Cartons

Job Description




£25-30K + Bonus + Benefits

Hours of Work - Day Shift: 7:30am - 5pm (M-Th) 7:30am - 3pm (F)

Our client is a carton specialist based in the East Midlands, within their in-house production facility they have a broad range of modern equipment allowing them to provide clients with gluing, die cutting and window patching.

They are currently looking for a Manufacturing Manager, carton / print finishing experience would be advantageous but not essential, candidates must have held a key leadership role in more recent times.


  • Proven leadership experience within a carton manufacturing / print finishing environment where they have managed through appropriate performance metrics and have demonstrated the ability to drive change and deliver results.
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness.
  • A passion for business with a good degree of drive and ambition.
  • A proven track record of delivering fast moving, short lead-time products on time within the required parameters of quality and budget.
  • An effective communicator who is generally assertive without being overbearing, empathetic and with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Experience of working in an owner managed business, with an appreciation of the need to make decisions and act quickly.
  • Ideally the person would have had experience of working in a larger company early in their career to demonstrate the breadth of their hands on operational experience, but would have worked in an SME more recently, preferably a family business, in a senior management role.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and a history of developing individuals and effective teams.

The position will be of particular interest to a person who possesses an unusual blend of technical, commercial and interpersonal skills, capable of identifying and communicating innovative solutions, which impact directly on time to market and ultimately profitability.