Production Manager at DS Smith

This is one Smith that doesn't want to remain anonymous. DS Smith is one of the top paper and corrugated packaging products producers in the UK. The company's lineup includes conventional cardboard packaging used to ship fresh produce, prepared foods, and other consumer goods; decorative packaging for point-of-sale displays; and heavy-duty corrugated boxes used to transport heavy or fragile products. Subsidiaries DS Smith Packaging,
DS Smith Kaysersberg, and St. Regis Paper drive operations from more than 50 plants across Europe. Subsidiary DS Smith Plastics makes plastic products required for liquid packaging and dispensing, and other applications

Job Title: TMS Production Manager, Nigeria 

  • The Production Manager will be accountable for the operational management of campaigns, projects and jobs in the execution of the deliverables of Display contract.  
  • They will ensure that operational support to the client is managed exceptionally and delivered efficiently while providing effective leadership and support to the dedicated team.
  • In addition, the Production Manager will play an active part in the retention, development and compliance of the contract they are assigned to offering a wide range of services and solutions to the client.
  • The Production Manager will have accountability for the service and commercial delivery of campaigns, projects and jobs under their management.
  • The Production Manager will also engage with TMS’s support functions to ensure suitable and adequate resources are assigned to meet the needs of the campaign, project, job and client expectations.
  • The Production Manager will also provide a high degree of technical support and expertise both to clients and associates drawing upon their knowledge of the Display category.

1) With a minimum of three years of related experience, the Production Manager will have excellent experience of the Print and Display environments, including, but not limited to:

  • The execution and management of print management strategies
  • A good understanding of planning, budget and cost management
  • Proven experience of service delivery
  • An ability to develop and execute alternative solutions
  • An excellent technical understanding of the Print and Display categories
  • An excellent ability to manage multi-campaign/multi-job projects with multiple service line elements

2) Excellent experience of all Print and Display categories, including, but not limited to:

  • Implementation
  • Semi-permanent and/or Permanent Display Point of sale production
  • Product re-engineering
  • Studio/Pre-press
  • Colour management
  • Procurement

3) People will know that when they come to you they’ll get what they need.

4) You’ll know the industry well and how to make things happen.

5) You’re relationships with suppliers will mean they’ll want to deliver for you.

6) You will work just as well on your own as you do as part of a team.


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid annual leave and public holidays
  • Bonus plan

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
12 December, 2016

Please submit a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter, detailing a synopsis of your CV & summarising the key points of your experience that are relevant to the role for which you are applying.



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