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Production Manager, Ireland


The Smurfit Kappa Graduate Management Trainee Programme offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in all facets of the business model as well as the opportunity to work closely with senior management.

My career path with the company:

I started with the company as part of the Graduate Management Trainee Programme in Ireland in 2001. On completion of the 2 year programme I took up the position of Production Services Manager in our Paper Mill in Dublin. In 2005 I took up the position of Production Manager of our Packaging Solutions Dublin operation.

What has been the most rewarding experience at Smurfit Kappa?

It is difficult to choose one experience over the other as there have been many from successful implementation of new systems/processes and completion of projects that achieve an improved efficiency for the company, to the opportunity most recently to be involved in the Advanced Management Development Programme.

What advice would you give someone considering joining Smurfit Kappa?

If you are looking for a challenging career in management with opportunities to develop as a leader then this is the company for you. Smurfit Kappa offers accessibility and exposure to senior management at all levels and this is a significant opportunity for development as well as progression.


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