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Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Lead, Trenton, ON, Canada

Vacancy: Continuous Improvement Lead, Trenton, ON, Canada
Posted on: Jul.25.2021


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 Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for the sustainability of the lean manufacturing system. You will act as the guardian of the system; capturing, evaluating and prioritizing opportunities for continuous improvement. You will coach, audit and drive the team forward to reach optimal performance. Our Trenton Mill, located on the scenic bank of the Trent River, boasts a 93 year history.

Job Responsibilities

-Owns and reports continuous improvement program progress within and outside the facility
-Coaches site leadership team to increase maturity of their respective pillars and Line Centric Team members on CI intiatives and processes
-Supports and tracks engineering projects to improve processes
-Minimizes quality issues by leading effective continuous improvement program initiatives
-Reduces planned downtime by reducing changeover/cleaning time through standardization
-Ensures standards are adhered to across systems

Why work at Cascades?

-Dynamic mandates with great potential for professional growth
-Mentoring with experienced professionals
-The possibility of working in a large multinational
-Competitive compensation as well as a wide range of attractive benefits
-A workplace of the future where we build a greener world

Desired experience

-Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or Business
-5 years of related work experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment
-Formal training in Lean or Six Sigma preferred with experience and understanding of the principles and methodologies
-Effective leadership, communication, presentation and organizational skills
-Solution-oriented with proven analytical skills

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.


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