Plant Manager

Posting Start Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: Cascades

Welcome home!

At Cascades, sustainable development means respecting the true nature of our 10,000 talents. We put yourself first: 


  • Work-family balance;
  • Group insurance and pension plan with company contributions;
  • Accessible internal and external training
  • Accessible gym space and/or financially covered sports activities;
  • Profit sharing plan (not once, but twice a year!);
  • Employee assistance program (because we care about the physical and mental health of our Stuntmen and Stuntwomen);
  • Long-term career management plan and training center (we told you we were bringing out the best in our people!);
  • A work environment focused on knowledge sharing and valuing individual and team successes;
  • Contribution to the success of a Quebec-based multinational with strong environmental values.

Develop your full potential

Reporting to the General Manager, the Plant Manager's mission is to establish the performance standards of his or her unit and to achieve the established objectives by developing an action plan that respects the business rules and processes as well as the best manufacturing practices. You will participate in the implementation of processes, practices and tools specific to your unit aimed at optimizing operational efficiency while prioritizing health and safety. You also use your leadership skills to build a motivated and competent team and support their production efforts while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and health and safety. You will also use your leadership skills to build a motivated and competent team and support their production efforts while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and health and safety. In doing so, you will help achieve your unit's business objectives by positively influencing the adoption of healthy and safe behaviours, operating costs, performance, and production capacity and quality. The Montreal unit has approximately 120 employees in total.


As Plant Manager, your objective is to support your business unit in a positive and friendly atmosphere! To do this, you will be responsible for :


  • Develop and implement a business strategy for your unit in line with the vision of your business unit;
  • Demand and create a healthy and safe work environment for all employees in your unit and promote sound health management by establishing OHS priorities and ensuring follow-up;
  • Establish OHS priorities for his/her unit in line with corporate objectives and ensure follow-up;
  • Maximize operational efficiency in his/her unit and ensure the optimization of resources;
  • Ensure the implementation of standardized best practices in all areas of the unit's activities;
  • Establish performance standards (availability, efficiency, FIT) in collaboration with the General Manager;
  • Lead weekly meetings with the team to analyze KPI's, discuss and launch required action plans;
  • Collaborate in the implementation of optimization projects;
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and ensure the sustainability of best practices in value-added production;
  • Surround yourself with a competent, complementary and committed team
  • Manage and mobilize its human resources in accordance with Cascades' values and business strategy;
  • Maximize synergies and integrations within Cascades business units (inter-group/inter-business unit/inter-unit).

Your background and strengths

Speaking the truth and having a good heart are pillars of Cascades. We hope to find these values in our future Stuntmen and Stuntwomen!


As a plant manager, you will be able to showcase your qualities and skills. We are looking for someone who has the following qualifications


  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering, production management or other relevant training;
  • Have 10 to 15 years of experience in management and in the manufacturing sector;
  • Experience in printing, lithography (an asset);
  • Ability to guide and supervise team members;
  • Have the leadership and collaborative spirit to inspire and mobilize teams to achieve excellence;
  • The ability to understand customer needs, issues and interests to develop solutions that enhance the customer experience;
  • The ability to understand customer needs, issues and interests in order to develop solutions that enhance the customer experience; Possess the insight to ensure effective follow-through and execution of solutions based on business priorities and appropriate decision-making; 
  • Demonstrate the ability to position oneself with conviction in an unpopular context and create maximum support;
  • Possess strong communication skills, tact and political acumen; 
  • Possess the ability to build and sustain a customer-focused culture based on a human approach; 
  • Be bilingual; 
  • Be agile with different technological tools and know SAP or other ERP software (an asset). 

Core competencies defined for this job

Managerial courage
Team leadership

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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. 


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. Cascades have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 10,000 talents working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America. 

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