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Jiffy Packaging

Company Name: Jiffy Packaging

Industry: Packaging

Job title recruited: National Account Manager

Services: Retained executive search

Newman Stewart surpassed our expectations by filling 2 challenging briefs in a very short space of time. I was so impressed, that when I recently moved on to a new opportunity, I referred my boss at Jiffy to Newman Stewart to backfill my position. Managing Director, Jiffy Packaging

The client

Jiffy Packaging Company Ltd was established in 1964 to manufacture the Jiffy Padded Bag® from a base in Winsford, Cheshire.

During the subsequent years the product range was added to substantially, starting with Jiffy Rugated Products, a range of embossed laminated paper protective packaging materials, in 1968.

In 1975, J. & W. Baldwin (Holdings) Company Ltd phased out wood wool and concentrated on distributing packaging materials produced by Jiffy. This was followed by Jiffy introducing the first non-cross linked closed cell low density polyethylene foam sheet production and higher density plank sheets. The bubble lined bag, Mailmiser®, was also added at this stage. The investment continued with the installation of bubble film extruders during the 1990s.

At the UK Head Office in Winsford, Jiffy manufactures bubble film, bubble lined mailers, Padded Bags, sheet foam, technical foams, and offers a range of converted bubble and foam products.

The challenge

Jiffy Packaging needed to quickly fulfil a National Account Manager position, and needed a candidate with industry knowledge who they could get up to speed quickly and so reduce lost productivity. After seeing that we had fulfilled a number of similar roles within the packaging industry, they entrusted us with their search.

The process

Newman Stewart used a combination of approaches including executive search and management selection utilising our large network of Packaging professionals. Several candidates, who matched the very specific brief provided by Jiffy, were interviewed with 3 shortlisted for the final round of interviews with the client.

Key to the search was complete honesty and integrity throughout, with weekly updates provided. At times, this meant advising against certain candidates.


Not only was the client happy with the standard of candidates shortlisted, but 2 of the 3 shortlisted were offered a position despite the original brief being for one role.