Business Manager

DS Smith
Kilsyth, Glasgow
20 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The DS Smith Recycling site in Glasgow is looking for a Business Manager to lead and manage all production, LGV vehicle operations and appropriate commercial matters in such a manner as to deliver the Company’s operational strategy, financial objectives and compliance standards. The role holder will ensure that the Company’s strategy, objectives and policies are effectively communicated and delivered via a team of operatives whilst paying particular attention to all matters related to Health and Safety. 

What being a Business Manager at DS Smith will involve…

Reporting to the Operations Manager; you will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

•    Ensuring the depot operates within the company defined safety policies and minimum requirements
•    Production of a high quality Recycled product meeting UK and international export quality standards
•    Regularly reviewing depot performance, including action plans which have been prepared to meet the company requirements
•    Working closely with the Operations Manager and EQHS department to ensure all depots comply with current and changing legislation
•    Ensuring a business plan and budget is prepared by each depot to the required standard and timescale
•    Presenting business plans and other relevant information to the Operations Director for discussion and approval
•    Adhering to all aspects of performance management for individuals, including setting and agreeing standards of performance, preparing individual plans for improved performance, monitoring and regularly reviewing performance
•    Maximising production and profitability from the depots commensurate with agreed volumes
•    Managing and Controlling the installation, operation and maintenance of all plant, equipment and transport in order to maximise effectiveness
•    Remaining knowledgeable of all legislation relevant to the business and ensuring compliance 
•    Maximising profit through an awareness of the market place
•    Seeking to expand DS Smith recycling’s presence by identifying suitable additional or alternative waste paper sources

What we would like our candidate to have…


•     Good educational background 
•    IOSH certificate
•    Demonstrated background in Recycling/Engineering/Manufacturing/Retail Sector
•    Strong understanding of Lean processes in production, supply chain and customers
•    Strong understanding and ability to ensure standards and processes of Quality Health, Safety and Environment are upheld
•    Experience in Managing teams
•    Proven track record in financial management
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Strong leadership 

About DS Smith:

DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 100 listed business with a turnover in excess of £5.7 billion, the organisation employs over 32,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition. 

Salary: Competitive

Location: Glasgow

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