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Continuous Improvement Leader

Posting Start Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Pryor, OK, US

Company: Cascades



Your challenge!


Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Continuous Improvement Lead‘s mission is to maintain all elements of the lean production system (LPS) and promote and support continuous improvement mindset growth and methods applications in your site.

Individual responsibilities




  • Manage continuous improvement (CI) levers and pillars within the plant
  • Support and track continuous improvement projects to improve processes
  • Reduce planned downtime by reducing changeover (RCO) and cleaning time through standardization
  • Minimize quality issues




  • Ensure that standards are adhered to across systems
  • Support LCT members on processes and guidelines related to continuons improvement and operational efficiency
  • Help develop overall pillar implementation and improvement plans
  • Coach site leadership team to increase maturity of their respective pillars
  • Monitor progress of LPS initiatives at the plant and with other units

Experiences and strengths


  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Broad, cross-functional knowledge (e.g., operations, maintenance, quality)
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguous and complex situations
  • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong organizational and ability to set priorities
  • Experience and understanding of Lean Maufacturing principles and operating methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

Why work at Cascades


  • Excellent company-paid benefits
  • Weekly Pay
  • Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
  • Strong Company Culture
  • Profit sharing and 401K Options
  • Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
  • Huge Career Advancement Opportunities

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Change management
Continuous improvement
Impact and influence

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. It will fairly consider all those qualified for this position. The use of the masculine in our communication refers to both women and men.

About Cascades

Being part of Cascades means revealing the full potential of matter, people and ideas. We are a source of possibilities. Since 1964, we have been offering sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in terms of packaging, hygiene and recovery.
Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more that 90 business units located in North America and Europe.


Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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