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Designer Supervisor : Guelph/Rexdale/Scarborough locations

Posting Start Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Guelph, ON, CA

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 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!

Reporting to the General Sales Manager, the Design Supervisor’s mission is to support the sales growth strategy and ensure its implementation. You manage the employees of the Technical and Graphics Department while ensuring the quality of their work and its compliance with standards, regulations and procedures in effect as well as with customer needs. You help coordinate deadlines for all requests from the Sales team relating to the preparation of technical or graphic specifications. You are responsible for improving existing tools and processes and sparking your team’s creativity. Finally, you train staff on the proper use of equipment and support the Technical and Graphic Design team in order to maximize sales and customer satisfaction.

Individual responsibilities


Make sure that graphics and technical projects are feasible with our equipment, completed on time, on budget and to the user/customer’s satisfaction

Engage and motivate your team, optimize resources and ensure your team's participation in strategic markets


Support sales growth strategy and ensure its implementation

Manage according to our customer satisfaction KPI and objectives

Design packaging that meets customer needs while taking the manufacturing process into account

Analyze and understand customer needs and propose innovative solutions that create added value for customers and Cascades

Manage and document your activities and projects

Facilitate exchanges between your department and the departments concerned

Provide technical support and optimize designs

Ensure your projects comply with current standards, regulations and procedures

Manage and engage employees based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

Elicit ideas for improvement and innovation within your team

Make sure that the Design team keeps up with strategic markets, design trends and new technologies

Identify high margin improvement potential for value tracker initiatives

Create a collaborative context with other Design Supervisors, create synergies and help put in place common design process and tools

Support group synergy aligned with strategic markets

Experiences and strengths

College diploma/degree in Design, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design technology or a related field

5 to 10 years of experience in a similar position

Innovative mindset and high level of creativity

Ability to carry out a number of projects simultaneously while respecting deadlines and priorities

Leadership and a collaborative spirit that inspire and engage teams to achieve excellence

Ability to quickly understand and meet customer needs

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

Ability to adapt quickly and a high level of agility in order to respond to the various stakeholders’ needs

Insight to be able to choose the best solutions based on analysis, experience and judgment

Ability to proactively address issues and problems by proposing solutions

Exceptional rigour and attention to detail

Proficiency in drawing software

Proficiency in French and English

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Flexibility and ability to adapt
Team leadership

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.


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