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Continuous Improvement & Quality Lead

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    CASCADES

    Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 10,000 employees, who work in almost 80 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.

     

    CASCADES CONTAINERBOARD PACKAGING

    The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

    Your challenge!

    The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is actually under construction and start-up is scheduled in December 2022.

    Job Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Continuous Improvement Lead is responsible for driving the transition to a Lean cultural transformation at the site, ensuring commitment of all site pillar leads, plant leadership and employees. He is also responsible for guiding the execution of Continuous Improvement and Quality initiatives to support business objectives. This role is fundamental in supporting and leading implementation, improvement project, and loss elimination initiatives across the site to improve the quality of our products and services. Success is measured by the ability to actively engage the team to achieve tangible results and to educate team members in Continuous Improvement (CI) using Lean Principles.

     

    • Responsible of implementing and maintaining the foundation of continuous improvement program for the plant by ensuring the effective functioning and alignment of Lean Production System Pillars
    • Provide expertise in the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools ensuring that the tools are used appropriately (Kaizen, 5S, Standard Work Procedures, Organization and Communication boards, etc.)
    • Coordinate Quality Control activities & Quality Assurance process improvement (i.e: quality of raw materials and finished products, non-conformities management & trial management)
    • Manage requirements, complaints & site communication flow to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Implement and enforce quality standards in accordance with stablished systems and certifications (RPTA, FSC & others)
    • Lead CI & Quality Pillar progress at site level & act as the champion for the unit within the Network.
    • Develop action plans and ensure that activities are aligned with the plants strategic business objectives
    • Collaborate with site management team to identify plant costs reduction & product quality improvement opportunities through the delivery and execution of CI initiatives.
    Experiences and strengths
    • Bachelors/College Diploma in engineering or operations management or other relevant fields
    • 2 or more years of experience in pulp and paper industry, with at least 1 year in a position responsible for driving Lean manufacturing initiatives and Quality Program
    • Strong change management skills and demonstrated experience changing a culture to a Lean environment
    • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions
    • Strong influential management skills and successful experience in leading, coaching and directing employees who are not direct reports
    • Proven success designing, implementing, communicating, and meeting deployment goals.
    • Broad cross-functional knowledge – i.e., in operations, maintenance, quality, etc.
    Core competencies defined for this jobPlanning and organizingChange managementRigourCoachingContinuous improvementImpact and influence

    Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

     

     

    CASCADES

    Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 10,000 employees, who work in almost 80 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.

     

    CASCADES CONTAINERBOARD PACKAGING

    The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

    Your challenge!

    The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is actually under construction and start-up is scheduled in December 2022.

    Job Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Continuous Improvement Lead is responsible for driving the transition to a Lean cultural transformation at the site, ensuring commitment of all site pillar leads, plant leadership and employees. He is also responsible for guiding the execution of Continuous Improvement and Quality initiatives to support business objectives. This role is fundamental in supporting and leading implementation, improvement project, and loss elimination initiatives across the site to improve the quality of our products and services. Success is measured by the ability to actively engage the team to achieve tangible results and to educate team members in Continuous Improvement (CI) using Lean Principles.

     

    • Responsible of implementing and maintaining the foundation of continuous improvement program for the plant by ensuring the effective functioning and alignment of Lean Production System Pillars
    • Provide expertise in the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools ensuring that the tools are used appropriately (Kaizen, 5S, Standard Work Procedures, Organization and Communication boards, etc.)
    • Coordinate Quality Control activities & Quality Assurance process improvement (i.e: quality of raw materials and finished products, non-conformities management & trial management)
    • Manage requirements, complaints & site communication flow to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Implement and enforce quality standards in accordance with stablished systems and certifications (RPTA, FSC & others)
    • Lead CI & Quality Pillar progress at site level & act as the champion for the unit within the Network.
    • Develop action plans and ensure that activities are aligned with the plants strategic business objectives
    • Collaborate with site management team to identify plant costs reduction & product quality improvement opportunities through the delivery and execution of CI initiatives.
    Experiences and strengths
    • Bachelors/College Diploma in engineering or operations management or other relevant fields
    • 2 or more years of experience in pulp and paper industry, with at least 1 year in a position responsible for driving Lean manufacturing initiatives and Quality Program
    • Strong change management skills and demonstrated experience changing a culture to a Lean environment
    • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions
    • Strong influential management skills and successful experience in leading, coaching and directing employees who are not direct reports
    • Proven success designing, implementing, communicating, and meeting deployment goals.
    • Broad cross-functional knowledge – i.e., in operations, maintenance, quality, etc.
    Core competencies defined for this jobPlanning and organizingChange managementRigourCoachingContinuous improvementImpact and influence

    Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.