Technical Specialist

Location: Kendal, Cumbria Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 08 January 2019 Ref.: JCP064 Application: 25 January 2019 Salary: available on request

Company Information

James Cropper is a specialist paper manufacturer in north-west England. The company has developed a strong range of technical capabilities, making it a global player in high quality coloured and bookbinding papers, niche digital solutions, luxury packaging and offering unique bespoke materials. A business of around £75m, it has important market shares in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK.

Job Profile

Working within our Technical Department, part of your day to day responsibilities will be to provide an expert technical service to the business in laboratory & technical services, colour, and mill chemistry projects and take the technical lead role in New Product Development activity. You’ll be given a structured development programme learning skills in leadership, paper technology, quality and process capability.


• You’ll need excellent communication skills to influence colleagues

• Supervising and coaching junior members of the team

• Be proactive and able to demonstrate leadership skills including the ability to make decisions, manage resources and negotiate with colleagues throughout the business

• You’ll be adept at problem solving and data analysis

• You’ll be used to working within teams on projects, across different areas of expertise

• You must have a HND or Bachelor’s degree in a science


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