Technology & Innovation Manager

Company: James Cropper plc
Sector: Manufacturing
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: Highly competitive package
Date Posted: 12th May 2017
Closing Date: 5th June 2017
Location: Kendal

Job Description

James Cropper is a specialist paper, advanced materials and moulded paper packaging 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. The company has developed a strong range of technical capabilities, making it a global player in high quality coloured and tactile papers, advanced nonwoven materials, niche digital solutions and luxury packaging by offering unique tailor made solutions. A business of around £88m, it has important market shares in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK.

We need a Technology & Innovation Manager to join our Technology and Innovation team which was launched in 2014 to support our growth plans by creating new business opportunities on a global scale.

A key requirement of this role is:

  • To develop real expertise in moulding fibrous materials for a wide variety of different markets.
  • Introduce new technical capabilities such as high specification tool manufacture, and laser cutting technology.
  • The extensive evaluation and implementation of additional manufacturing hubs globally
  • Research, evaluation and implementation of moulded products using advanced materials

As a vital member of a small but highly motivated team that is pivotal to our strategy of business growth, our ideal candidate will have a proven background in industrial materials with an excellent knowledge of manufacturing processes and associated technologies, and will be educated to degree level or equivalent.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as the determination and drive to investigate and develop new ideas and turn these into tangible results. The ability to positively influence others, and to plan and organise effectively, is also important to this role.

For further information on this role or to apply please visit the careers section of our website at Alternatively please contact or 01539 722002 for an application form.

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