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Assistant Plant Manager

 


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.


CASCADES TISSUE GROUP


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 General Manager and Plant Manager, the candidate will be responsible for the administration and operations of the plant. This Role is a transition role to take over for the interim Plant manager. Main responsibilities include:



  • Responsible for the production activities of the plant with the cooperation of the management team, responsible for maintenance, quality management, continuous improvement, purchase, involved in sales and customer relationships management as well as new product development.

  • Implement management systems to optimize activities and achieve corporate and plant objectives in terms of quality, profitability, efficiency and health & safety.

  • Develop and maintain an efficient and motivated team.

  • Lead the management team in the growth and development of the facility.



Desired education and experience



  • To possess an University degree and 10+ years of experience, or any other pertinent experience. Engineering degree preferred( Masters desired).

  • Tissue experience highly desired

  • Demonstrated continuous improvement experience, including org. change/change mgt.

  • To possess good management and supervision skills.

  • Progressive management and supervisory roles in a manufacturing environment

  • To show leadership and dynamism and to possess good communication skills.

  • To be flexible and motivated to take up challenges, showing strong initiative.

  • Past experience demonstrating results in strong safety culture.



Business Objectives Alignment


Achieve the objectives in his unit's business strategy


Develop and implement a business strategy for his unit in line with his business unit's vision


Help implement a strategic plan for his market sector/region



Operational Excellence


Develop good relationships with business partners


Ensure that standardized best practices are implemented in all areas of activity


Maximize his unit's operational efficiency (and sales, if applicable) and optimize resources


Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades' groups, units and business units


Establish a continuous improvement structure in his unit


Establish operational efficiency objectives and achieve them via a performance review


Provide sound financial management and maximize the return on assets under his responsibility



Human Resources


Design and implement a talent development and succession strategy for his unit, in cooperation with 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 unit's needs


Manage and engage his staff based on Cascades' values and business strategy



Health & Safety


Accept the full responsibility that comes with his position in line with Cascades' OSH requirements


Identify the unit's OSH priorities in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them


Insist on and create a safe and healthy work environment for all his unit staff


Promote sound occupational health and safety management


Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety



Corporate Responsibility and Governance


Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of the unit


Establish a structure complying with corporate governance rules and responsibilities


Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades' corporate culture



Client Focused and Innovation


Ensure client satisfaction by tracking client offer performance indicators (products and services)


Develop his business network


Help build and maintain business relationships with his unit's clients


Keep abreast of products and services offered by the competition, anticipate customers' needs and stay up-to-date on manufacturing best practices and new technologies and share them within the organization


Participate in choosing his unit's markets


Support his unit's innovation objectives



Core competencies defined for this job


Client-focus


Coaching


Decision-making


Managerial courage


Perspective


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.




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