Assistant Technical Manager

Listgrove Ltd
£40,000 to £45,000
30 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Technical Manager
Paper / Packaging
Based in Kent

Job ref:    CST/41843

Salary:      £40000 to £45000 + package

The client:

Our client is part of an international paper manufacturing group which manufactures creative, graphic and security papers in 16 industrial sites around the world.  The company has an opportunity in its Technical Department for an Assistant Technical Manager to take on a leadership role within the Technical team. The role will provide an opportunity for someone to take a senior role in leading all requirements of New Product Development and technical process efficiencies linked to the Paper manufacturing process.   Wherever your talents and aspirations lie, they expect a high level of academic achievement.  But every bit as important will be the individual attributes and personal qualities you bring to the team.  The company’s whole approach is built on working together, being consistent and having the courage to do the right thing. All of which is underpinned by a commitment to safety and excellence in what they do. It’s essential that you share those values.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

⦁    Reporting to the Technical Manager and working as part of the Technical team 
⦁    Deputise for the Technical Manager as required and part of Duty Manager roster
⦁    Working with Production teams to lead product and development trials 
⦁    Take the lead on technical projects from initial concept through to commercialisation
⦁    Provide support to team members and make informed decisions on capex investment relating to NPD
⦁    Provide the required level of support for the continued development of translucent products
⦁    Be the arbiter of quality for products
⦁    Co-ordinate the work of the technicians dealing with analysis, quality, calibration and complaints monitoring
⦁    Involved in maintaining environmental (ISO:14001, FSC, PEFC) and Quality (ISO:9001) requirements for the Mill and be responsible for managing CoSHH
⦁    Occasional overseas travel for Group technical meetings

⦁    BSc or MSc in Chemistry, Paper Science, Physics, Mathematics, Material Science
⦁    Proficient in Microsoft Office 

Technical Skills/Competencies:
⦁    Experience of working within Paper or Packaging manufacturing is required
⦁    Strong management experience, leading small technical teams
⦁    Proven aptitude in product and application development with evidence of multiple projects managed
⦁    Capability to manipulate data with good attention to detail
⦁    Practical experience of working closely with multiple functions to achieve NPD and process development projects (i.e. production, sales, marketing, purchasing)
⦁    Strong numeracy skills

Expected Competencies:

⦁    Autonomy – self -starter and able to work alone
⦁    Teamwork- work as part of team with strong communication skills
⦁    Communication- in writing, presenting and verbally
⦁    Initiative- be able to demonstrate from experience to date
⦁    Analytical - ability to analyse and present meaningful data and reports for use by others in making decisions
⦁    Practical aptitude
⦁    Attention to detail
⦁    Goal orientated, methodical and well-organised

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to

The company has retained Listgrove to manage this project on their behalf and all third party applications will be forwarded for their attention.  Fees will not be payable to recruitment consultancies that send speculative candidate applications.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044(0) 1789 207070

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove has offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, Düsseldorf, Lyon, Barcelona, Milan,
Amsterdam, Malmö and Dubai


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