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HR Manager

Posting Start Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Brownsville, TN, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 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.


The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the HR Manager’s mission is to contribute to the achievement of his or her unit’s objectives by recruiting a competent and engaged workforce. You therefore participate actively on your unit’s Management Committee and collaborate with the HR centers of expertise and shared services to maximize operational efficiency. You apply HR best practices within your unit, including succession management, workforce planning, compensation, training and skills development to meet business needs and objectives. Finally, you train Super Users assigned to the various business processes and support supervisors in managing their employees and applying the various HR processes. As a result, you contribute to the development of a committed, high-performing workforce that is aligned with Cascades' business strategy, values and culture.

Individual responsibilities


Efficiently plan workforce requirements, including succession, in line with the investment and operating budgets.

Establish the necessary training plan for employee development.

Provide coaching to the supervisors in establishing objectives and compensation, reviewing performance and building a skills development plan for all employees.

Oversee labour relations management and continuous improvement efforts.

Apply the company policies and business processes.



Offer managers coaching and support in managing employees and achieving business objectives.

Make sure an SU is assigned for each process and certification.

Ensure the SUs are trained and master the processes.

Oversee training of incumbents of key positions for each business process.

Experiences and strengths

Operational abilities and extensive knowledge of the various aspects of human resources: compensation and benefits management, health management, talent management, etc.

Intellectual curiosity that stimulates interest in Cascades’ value chain.

Understanding of Cascades’ customers and partners and your units’ role.

Change management experience

Broad knowledge of continuous improvement concepts and the ability to integrate them into your management.

Constant concern with improving performance and efficiency.

Facility for interpersonal relations.

Ability to support and advise business partners in analyzing their needs and finding solutions.

Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions.

Ability to analyze your unit’s performance indicators in order to establish the priority actions for human resources.

Ability to build and support a customer-focused culture based on a people-centred approach.

Ability to communicate effectively

Sound judgment to make appropriate decisions.

Agility needed to work with various technological tools.

Proficiency in English


Core competencies defined for this job

Change management
Continuous improvement
Impact 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.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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