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Simon

DSC01673.JPGPlant Manager, Cork 

 

As large as the Group is there is a strong family feeling within the organisation. Working on many diverse projects, the support from management in helping you to develop is highly rewarding. 

 

Why did I join Smurfit Kappa?

I previously worked with a Foam Manufacturing company and to compliment my understanding of packaging the next step was to enter the world of corrugated. As Smurfit Kappa is the largest Packaging company in Ireland I wanted to work with the biggest and best in the Country.  

What I am currently working on?

Major restructuring took place in Smurfit Kappa Cork over the last two years, we are currently conducting a total reorganisation of the plant covering areas such as process flow, floor/machine layouts, 6 Sigma initiatives, H&S improvements as well as working on a number of major new sales initiatives. Ensuring the high service levels of our customers are adhered to, I believe that communication is key and I update our employees regularly on various projects and our performance on a regular basis.  

What does the future hold?

My focus now is to stabilise and improve the new restructured Smurfit Kappa Cork facility and ensure that we meet and exceed the challenges that face us in an extremely tough, competitive, customer driven market place

What advice would you give someone considering joining Smurfit Kappa?

Have a plan as to the area of the business you would like to work in, once you are in the Group many opportunities will arise to guide you in different directions, be prepared for tough but rewarding challenges while making colleagues into Friends along the way.

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