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Utilities Manufacturing Excellence Leader


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


The Manufacturing Excellence Leader for Utilities will be responsible for all Manufacturing Excellence Initiatives, including strategy deployment and deliberate and continuous improvement, for the assigned area. Additionally, they will also be responsible for leading and educating the operations and maintenance teams in the assigned area in the Lean Six Sigma tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership in the area of safety; support broad based participation in the mill’s safety process.
  • Drive, develop and implement innovative capital process changes which will improve product quality, reduce operating cost, or provide a capital advantage.
  • Responsible building plan to close ME R-gap for the assigned area.
  • Utilize Manufacturing Excellence tools to drive a culture of deliberate improvement and engage employees in participating in cost improvement projects.
  • Responsible for working with and coordination of corporate technology team’s cost reduction ideas and initiatives in the assigned area.
  • Will work to train mill population in white belt, yellow belt, and green belt.


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field required.

5 or more years engineering experience in Utilities, preferably in a manufacturing continual improvement environment. 

5 years of management and/or leadership experience in Utilities area.

Qualified candidates have strong leadership skills focused on accountability and results, and have strong organization and planning skills. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Key Competencies:

Action Oriented, Timely Decisions, Innovation Management, Interpersonal Savvy, Managerial Courage, Managing and measuring work, motivating others, organizing, perseverance, perspective, planning, problem solving, process management, results oriented, standing alone, TQM/Re-Engineering


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Rome  GA  30165


Rome, GA, US, 30165

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Aug 6, 2022

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