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Quality/Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Posting Start Date: Nov 4, 2020

Location: Lancaster, NY, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

As the Quality/Continuous Improvement Supervisor (Technical Manager), you will have a diverse work load in support of the manufacturing needs of the plant. The successful candidate will collaborate with other departments to assess the plants processes and use their critical thinking skills to trouble-shoot any issues that arise. You will have an opportunity to expand your knowledge as each day varies and be able to contribute to the plants growth and success. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work in a very quick paced environment, requiring adaptability, multi-tasking, and ability to manage stress, work additional hours and/or work different shifts. The Quality/Continuous Improvement Supervisor is expected to take full responsibility of the quality and the product that is produced within the shift in line with the company’s processes and procedures and in accordance to ISO. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the Production Manager, the candidate will work with the production team to…

    • Manage and engage staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy
    • Drive change initiative and implement process improvements as part of a multi-functional team
    • Lead safety efforts for employees by identifying high-risk situations, conducting safety meetings and coordinating worker safety activities.
    • Accept the full responsibility that comes with this position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements.
    • Optimize efficiencies and drive efforts to reduce waste and downtime and increase production availability
    • Effectively manage human and material resources to ensure sound financial performance and achievement of manufacturing efficiency targets
    • Coordinate training efforts for a diverse workforce and have a working knowledge of best practices for training and development
    • Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another.
    • Maximize production efficiency and optimize their resources.
    • Prepare work schedules.
    • Personally commit and display strong leadership in health and safety.
Desired experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or relevant field (preferably in pulp/paper)
  • 2-3 years of prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing facility preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities a must
  • Continuous improvement skills an asset i.e. Six sigma, kaizen, Root Cause
  • Project Management skills desired
Technical competencies
  • Exceptional leadership, planning and organization skills.
  • Results-oriented and the ability to motivate a team to perform at high levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a strong safety mindset.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and process improvement.
  • Ability to make good decisions with an innovative approach.

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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 women and men.

About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 
 


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