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Production Supervisor

Posting Start Date: Feb 28, 2019

Location: Niagara Falls, NY, US

Company: Cascades

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.

 

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!

We are currently seking a Production Supervisor in Niagara Falls. This individual 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 plant’s 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 production 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.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Production Manager, you will have the following main functions:

  • Manage and engage staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy. 
  • Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another.
  • Ensure compliance with standardized manufacturing practices and procedures to deliver on the sector’s objectives.
  • Effectively manage human and material resources to ensure sound financial performance and the achievement of manufacturing efficiency targets.
  • Maximize production efficiency and optimize their resources.
  • Support the operations on the paper machine.
  • Prepare work schedules.
  • Help set OSH priorities for his/her sector in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them.
  • Accept the full responsibility that comes with this position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements.
  • Personally commit and display strong leadership in health and safety.

Education / Experience / Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or 5 years of manufacturing experience is required.
  • Exceptional leadership, planning, and organization skills.
  • Results-oriented and the ability to motivate a team to perform at high levels.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and process improvement.
  • Ability to make good decisions and be innovative in approach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (French is an asset).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP and AS400).
  • Previous experience in Pulp & Paper industry helpful but not required.
  • Must have a strong safety mindset.

Business Objectives Alignment

Help develop and roll out an operational strategy in line with his sector’s business strategy

Operational Excellence

Effectively manage human and material resources to ensure sound financial performance and the achievement of manufacturing efficiency targets

Maximize production efficiency and optimize the resources under his responsibility

Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units

Maximize the return on assets under his responsibility

Make sure operational efficiency targets are met

Ensure compliance with standardized manufacturing practices and procedures to deliver on the sector’s objectives

Support the sector’s continuous improvement initiatives

Human Resources

Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another

Ensure that the work flow and job structure are tailored to his sector’s needs

Manage and engage his staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

Implement the talent development and succession strategy in his sector in collaboration with Human Resources

Health & Safety

Accept the full responsibility that comes with his position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements

Help set OSH priorities for his sector in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them

Insist on and create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees in his sector

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Make sure governance rules are followed and responsibilities are carried out

Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of his sector

Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades’ corporate culture

Client Focused and Innovation

Help his unit achieve its innovation objectives

Participate in technical support for clients

Core competencies defined for this job

*Health and safety

Action-based focus

Active listening

Flexibility and ability to adapt

Managerial courage

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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