Full Time Head Of Supply Chain Required

General Paints Group, the parent company behind premium Irish paint brand, Colourtrend; exciting new designer paint brand, Curator and technical, light industrial coatings, Sustain Range, have been manufacturing quality paint since 1953. The group consists of a network of 6 stores, over 140 stockists nationwide, an export network to the UK and the US, all serviced from our efficient, semi-automated manufacturing plant based in Kildare. With our on-site Research and Development lab, we pride ourselves for being at the forefront of paint technology.


We are now seeking applications for the position of Head of Supply Chain for our Celbridge based manufacturing plant. This role will play a key part in supporting the continuing expansion of the business through the management of teams within manufacturing, logistics and purchasing. Responsibilities will extend to producing products and directing activities to ensure approved products are manufactured and delivered on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

  • Day to day running of the plant to high operating, safety and housekeeping standards
  • Production planning, ensuring the paint is manufactured and shipped on a timely basis
  • Reviewing and enhancing the existing KPI’s to ensure a culture of consistent production, continuous improvement and improved performance
  • Overall stock purchasing and management and maintaining an efficient level of stock on the site
  • A logistics service, ensuring that deliveries to customers take place on a timely basis
  • People management, mentoring, development, consistent with company culture and liaising with Group HR
  • Identifying and delivering costs savings and efficiencies
  • Health and Safety, Quality and Compliance
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience in a similar role
  • Expectational leadership, negotiation, communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Proven commercial and technical skills
  • Exposure to global logistics

Please send full details to Caitriona Costello, Human Resource Director, General Paints, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare or email your CV to caitriona.costello@generalpaints.ie.

General Paints Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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