Project Manager

Location: Burneside Mills, Kendal Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 01 March 2019 Ref.: JCP036 Application: 22 March 2019 Salary: available on request

Company Information

James Cropper is a specialist paper and advanced materials manufacturer in north-west England with a strong ambition to grow in its chosen markets. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly-growing listed company with more than 170 years of heritage that thrives on innovation. A business of around £100m, it has important market shares in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK. We are renowned globally for colour expertise, dedicated responses to challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability. We can also convert paper fibre including single-use coffee cups into paper products and Colourform™ plastic-free packaging.

In addition to paper products, James Cropper also incorporates Technical Fibre Products, manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

Job Profile

We currently have a vacancy for a project manager with an electrical engineering background. Projects will be multi-disciplined in nature, and will take place in an environment of continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be accountable for delivering high impact business critical projects to budgeted timescales, costs and benefits.

This role requires an individual who is enthusiastic and self-motivated with experience of project and planning management. The individual will need to be commercially aware and have strong negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business.

Our ideal candidate will have a degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with five years relevant experience in the process industry.

Having qualifications and / or experience in any of the following would be valuable to the role:

• Instrumentation / control (incl. SCADA/DCS/QCS)

• High voltage / low voltage distribution and switching

A willingness to work closely with staff at all levels, and to develop expertise in the manufacturing process and the application of improvement techniques is a must.

Determination and focus on delivery are also crucial characteristics in support of our exciting organisational development activities as James Cropper shapes a culture of high performance.


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