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Career progression

​Progress with us - experience opportunities with a global reach

At Smurfit Kappa we reward talent with possibilities:

What if you could…?

  • Excel within your chosen function
  • Lead others by example
  • Further your education, knowledge and skills
  • Move into a new area of the business
  • Travel and experience different cultures and working environments

With us, you can.

The best way to understand how you can progress your career with us is to read about the career paths of some of our colleagues.

Career paths at Smurfit Kappa

General Manager

United Kingdom

2000 - 2003
2003 - 2005
2006 - 2008
2008 - Present
Graduate Trainee in Ireland, spent two years working in Purchasing, Quality, Head Office and Customer Projects. Enjoyed a one year placement in Argentina. Business Development Executive based in Ireland. Tasked with developing new business, reporting directly to the General Manager. Promoted to Plant Manager, responsible for small sheet plant. First position with responsibility for the business unit’s profit and loss. Appointed PA to Corrugated Division CEO. I later progressed to my current role as General Manager to a UK plant.

Sales and Marketing Director


2000 - 2003
2003 - 2011
2011 - Present
Joined the company which gave me the opportunity to investigate the paper and board industry, focusing on strategic projects Business Project Analyst: lead several internal projects such as stock optimization, investment studies for machinery and strategic routing for solid board. This assignment gave me the chance to also develop my leadership skills. Sales Manager in various operations -opportunities to continue developing my sales and marketing skills. Sales Marketing Benelux as it is my passion is to work on customer satisfaction and loyalty, the landscape of doing this on a country level is a great challenge.


Interested in developing your career with us?

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Meet our professionals

Production Manager



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Supply Chain Coordinator