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Supervisor in Succession

Posting Start Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: St. Helens, OR, US

Company: 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.



The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is tasked with implementing and executing the strategy to maximize the unit’s operational efficiency. In collaboration with the Production Manager, you will also ensure the implementation of a culture of engagement, continuous improvement in health and safety practices and quality management.

Job 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
Business Objectives Alignment
Help develop and roll out an operational strategy in line with his/her 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/her responsibility
Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units
Maximize the return on assets under his/her 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 his/her sector’s needs
Manage and engage his/her staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy
Implement the talent development and succession strategy in his/her sector in collaboration with Human Resources
Health & Safety
Accept the full responsibility that comes with his/her position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements
Help set OSH priorities for his/her 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/her sector
Promote sound occupational health and safety management
Personally 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/her sector
Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades’ corporate culture
Client Focused and Innovation
Help his/her 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
Team leadership
Bachelor's degree in Pulp and paper
Desired experience
  1. Experience in supervision and the manufacturing environment preferably paper industy
  2. Knowledge of lean manufacturing
  3. Leadership and collaborative spirit to engage teams and achieve results
  4. Ability to solve problems and prioritize  daily tasts
  5. Good Listening skills
  6. 1-5 years of manufacturing experience in quality, engineering or supervision
  7. Internships highly desirable
Technical competencies

Microsoft office suite and Office 365

Sharepoint, teams and other technology SYPE

SAP and other ERP experience

Problem solving skills

Ability to get to root cause and implement sustainable changes



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: Portland Oregon

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