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Continuous Improvement Lead L2

Posting Start Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: St-Bruno, QC, CA

Company: Cascades

Welcome home!

At Cascades, sustainable development means respecting the true nature of our 10,000 talents. We put yourself first: 

  • Work-life balance (work from home, flexible schedule) 

  • Group insurance and pension plan with company contributions 

  • Accessible gym space and/or financed sports activities 

  • Profit sharing plan twice a year 

  • Employee assistance program (mental and physical health) 

  • Long-term career management plan and continuing development  

  • Contribution to the success of a Quebec-based multinational with strong environmental values 

Develop your full potential

Take advantage of your expertise by deploying your expertise within a team of operational excellence specialists in our Containerboard Packaging division, with the support of our Operational Efficiency Director Bianca Vale. 

If you are looking for a role for which it is impossible to define a typical day, and continuous improvement and change management are at the heart of your motivations, read on, you might be interested in this…  

Responsabilities : 

80% of your time will be devoted to developing and leading a network of experts as well as supporting the different teams in the evolution of our lean manufacturing model and our culture of continuous improvement. Here is an overview: 

  • Coordinate a network of continuous improvement experts in our plants located in Canada and the United States. 

-       Lead the deployment and evolution of the Lean Manufacturing System (structure of daily meetings, facilitation of workshops and development of dashboards, among others). 

-       Train and guide the development of our teams in the application of problem-solving techniques, continuous improvement, and project management. 

  • Support our leaders and teams to increase the degree of maturity of the different pillars of our Lean model (Lean leadership, Reliability management, Autonomous equipment management, Organization and development, Quality and Continuous improvement) 

  • Coordinate the maturity assessment activities of our lean model in our factories (calendar, resources, training & results) 

  • Contribute to the knowledge transfer of best practices within our group. 

  • Promote connectivity/collaboration between our plants and maximize synergies and integration within Cascades' business units. 

20% of your time will be devoted to the deployment of special projects: 

  • Collaborate on operational projects and initiatives to improve our processes and the performance of our operations. 

  • Participate in our sites action plan achievement by providing support for operational excellence and improving the quality of our products and services. 

To achieve this, you will inevitably have to:

  •  Seek to develop yourself within various environments (multi-site, multi-function, multi-groups…!) 

  • Be able to travel frequently 

  • Be constantly in solution mode and therefore have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Be able to harmonize processes and therefore have a great sense of planning and organization 

  • Be passionate about interpersonal relationships 

  • Understand and master the change process 

Bring out the best in yourself

Commit. Evolve. Preserve.  

Every day, our green-blooded colleagues choose to respect their true nature by contributing with passion to our mission. You too, put forward your strengths: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business management, operations, or any other related field. 

  • Possess more than 5 years of experience in the field of continuous improvement and quality in a manufacturing environment.  

  • Fluency in English and French. 

  • Experience in managing and coaching teams (an asset!) 

  • Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing operational methods and principles. 

We look forward to meeting you! 

#respectyourtruenature #revealyourpotential #LifeAtCascades

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 women and men working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America. 

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