Plant Manager

Posting Start Date: Sep 28, 2023

Location: Kingsey Falls, QC, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the General Manager, the Plant Manager’s mission is to establish his or her unit’s performance standards and achieve the established objectives by developing an action plan that respects business rules and processes as well as best manufacturing practices. You therefore participate in the implementation of specific processes, practices and tools within your unit aimed at optimizing operational efficiency while prioritizing health and safety. You also use your leadership to build a mobilized and competent team and support their production efforts while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and health and safety. As a result, you promote the achievement of your unit's business objectives by positively influencing the adoption of healthy and safe behaviours, operating costs, performance and production capacity and quality.

Individual responsibilities


Ensure the safety of its employees and a safe environment free of all risks.

Ensure optimal execution of operations by achieving targets in terms of occupational health and safety, production capacity, standardization of operating costs and quality

Ensure compliance with Cascades’ business processes in the plant, in accordance with established business rules and best practices

Prepare and execute investment and asset maintenance plans, and meet return on investment targets

Engage and develop all your employees

Ensure the execution of the Collective Bargaining Agreement/Employee Handbook and highlight areas for improvement with the union/committee



Establish performance standards (availability, efficiency, OEE) in collaboration with the General Manager

Lead weekly meetings with your team and SUs to analyze KPIs, and discuss and launch required action plans

Collaborate in the implementation of optimization projects specific to your unit

Foster a culture of continuous improvement and ensure the sustainability of Lean Manufacturing best practices

Experiences and strengths

Extensive experience in management and in the manufacturing sector

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

Ability to understand customer needs, issues and interests in order to develop solutions that support their experience

Ability to guide and coach team members

Sound judgment to ensure follow-up and effective implementation of solutions in accordance with company priorities and to make appropriate decisions

Ability to position oneself with conviction in an unpopular context and generate maximum support.

Strong persuasiveness to foster maximum buy-in in a difficult context

The knowledge and experience to anticipate the impact of a decision on your unit and employees

Strong communication skills, tact and diplomacy

Excellent ability to build and support a customer-focused culture based on a people-centred approach

Excellent written and spoken English to support professional interactions

Agility needed to work with various technological tools

Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

Core competencies defined for this job

Managerial courage
Team leadership

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