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Continuous Improvement Advisor

Posting Start Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Vaughan, ON, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Supervisor, the Continuous Improvement Advisor’s mission is to put his or her expertise to work in the implementation of corporate continuous improvement initiatives leading to organizational changes and company growth. You therefore collaborate on various continuous improvement projects by leading working sessions and meetings with key operational stakeholders and process owners to generate discussions on current practices and identify opportunities for improvement. In addition, you must engage stakeholders in finding sustainable solutions to support Cascades' continuous improvement objectives and culture. As a result, you help maximize the company's operational efficiency by ensuring practices and processes’ consistency necessary for its sustainability.

Individual responsibilities


  • Responsible for the overview of the health of the Lean Production System and the mid to long term CI projects
  • Responsible for the plants Quality Pillar progression and sustainability
  • Collaborate with operators, supervisors and LCT and participate in the implementation and development of tools to foster a culture of continuous improvement in the unit
  • Provides coaching and training on DRS and DMS and ensures updates when required
  • Ensuring compliance with established quality standards and contribute to the development of action plans as a quality assurance and continuous improvement expert
  • Identify opportunities and facilitate process improvement implementation, monitor process, and follow-up to ensure desired performance and quality levels are reached
  • Monitor performance indicators and provide insights and corrective actions for the team on identified issues
  • Collaborate with other CI Leads and Quality departments to share best practices for standardized processes
  • Provide support and coaching to shipping and other supporting departments to ensure processes optimized and executed according to defined standards, participate in daily meetings and provide data analysis and corrective actions
  • Support divisional and corporate objectives including health & safety, quality, productivity, innovation, waste and 5S

Experiences and strengths


  • Ability to lead projects and mobilize team members
  • Strong communication and influence skills in an advisory role
  • Has the ability to translate the challenges into concrete solutions
  • Agile, dynamic and able to adapt to the rapidly changing manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities
  • Ability to assess a situation, take initiative, be proactive and propose solutions;
  • Ability to plan and organize activities in order to meet organizational objectives;
  • Proficient use of various computer programs (SAP, 4PL, MS Office);
  • Extensive knowledge of continuous improvement concepts
  • Must participate in required training and development.

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
Flexibility and ability to adapt
Change management
Continuous improvement

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