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Production Supervisor

Posting Start Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Richmond, BC, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor’s mission is to achieve the operational efficiency objectives associated with his or her unit's business strategy by optimizing available resources, rigorously applying business processes and establishing an effective communication system. You ensure the optimal management of occupational health and safety, target production sequence and product compliance with quality standards. You closely monitor operating parameters and, if necessary, develop an action plan to close performance gaps or resolve anomalies. You also build a mobilized and competent team and support their production efforts while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement. As a result, you contribute to the achievement of your unit's manufacturing objectives by positively influencing the adoption of healthy and safe behaviours, operating costs, performance, and production capacity and quality.

Individual responsibilities


Meet production standards

Engage and develop all your employees

Ensure compliance with business processes and ONE Certification standards

Ensure quality targets are met

Manage non-standard products

Ensure the accuracy of operation parameters and provide MRP values


Carry out workforce planning and ensure approval of hours worked

Ensure training coordination (upon hiring and on an ongoing basis)

Ensure constant communication with employees (floor rounds, logbooks, etc.)

Coordinate follow-up meetings to ensure targets are met and employees are held accountable

Carry out monthly OHS audits as well as accident investigations and analyses

Monitor OHS improvements and adjustments

Address target shortfalls (KPIs) and coordinate applicable action plans

Plan and coordinate continuous improvement activities

Support teams in problem solving

Support your scheduler in establishing the optimal sequence for product production within the time frame established on the basis of business rules

Ensure the management of transactions in the computerized operations management system in accordance with business rules

Confirm and resolve anomalies in the computerized operations management system

Experiences and strengths

Extensive experience in supervision and the manufacturing sector.  Experience in the corrugate industry will be considered an asset.

Knowledge of lean manufacturing (an asset)

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

Ability to solve problems and prioritize daily tasks in a fast-paced environment

Strong listening skills to quickly understand needs and issues

Ability to act and react quickly while working on a number of files at the same time

Leadership to cultivate a culture of OHS accountability

Sound judgment and the courage to make the necessary decisions

Proficiency in written and spoken English

Agility needed to work with various technological tools

Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

Knowledge and experience with UltiPro Payroll software

Core competencies defined for this job

Managerial courage
Flexibility and ability to adapt
*Health and safety
Active listening
Team leadership
Action-based focus

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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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