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Production Supervisor - Containerboard Mfg Plant (Rotating Night Shift)

Posting Start Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Piscataway, NJ, 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!

 

As the Production Supervisor, 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 plant's growth and success. The production supervisor is also expected to build and reinforce our safety culture and take full responsibility for the quality of the product that is produced within their shift/line. 

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, requiring flexibility as environments vary, and be able to successfully multi-task. 

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
  • Commit and display strong leadership in health and safety

 

Education and Experience

  • At least 2 years of prior leadership experience in a manufacturing facility (preferably in the corrugated box industry) is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or relevant field (preferably in pulp/paper) is preferred

 

Additional Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

Competencies

 

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 sector’s needs
  • Manage and engage staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy
  • Implement the talent development and succession strategy in 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 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
  • 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 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

 

 

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.

 


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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