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Project Leader - Operations Support

Posting Start Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Wagram, NC, 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! 

Under the supervisor of the project manager, the maintenance project lead will be called upon to accompany US plants in optimizing maintenance and operational efficiency. You will play an advisory role with the teams to standardize methods and implement good practices. This position is contracted for one year.


Your responsibilities 

The main responsibilities of the maintenance project lead will be:

  • Support the deployment of the maintenance portion of a lean manufacturing program at plants located in US
  • Accompanying plants to implement work instructions and maintenance planning and scheduling standards
  • Accompany managers in identifying, analyzing issues, and implementing best practices
  • Support the corporate expert and maintenance teams in standardizing procedures
  • Support managers in the deployment of continuous improvement projects
  • Participate in problem solving for the elimination of outages
  • Facilitate meetings and communicate information to teams
  • Supporting teams in achieving goals
  • Ensure the adherence of the various strategic units.


Your strengths: 

The maintenance project lead must have the following qualifications:

  • Have technical or academic training in a relevant field
  • Have 2 to 5 years of experience in a similar role in industrial maintenance
  • Have a Lean certification (an asset)
  • Have implemented or participated in the implementation of a management system linked to operational efficiency
  • Have a good understanding of recognized process management and continuous improvement methods and problem-solving tools
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize activities to meet organizational objectives
  • Show mobilizing leadership, rigor and autonomy
  • Be customer oriented and prioritize teamwork.


Business Objectives Alignment

  • As project lead, support the execution of mandates to ensure the achievement of the business objectives of business partners, team, and unit
  • Support as a project management lead, the development and implementation of the business strategies of business partners, team, and unit


Human Resources

  • Engage staff to maintain the commitment of everyone to the project


Health & Safety

  • Participate in developing and implementing an OSH culture in which OSH is recognized as a value
  • Prioritize and promote health and safety in carrying out projects and make sure delivered projects are safe
  • Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety
  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance
  • Encourage and promote ethical conduct and uphold Cascades’ culture and values
  • Make sure projects comply with the legislation, standards, and regulations in effect


Client Focused and Innovation

  • Develop business relationships with his/her clients and business partners
  • Keep a watch on best practices and new technologies and share them within the organization
  • Propose innovative, value added solutions for the clients


Core competencies defined for this job

  • Client-focus
  • Continuous improvement
  • Impact and influence
  • Initiative
  • Planning and organizing
  • Team leadership


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.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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