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Continuous Improvement Manager

Description: 

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 InternationalPaper.com.

 

SUMMARY

Responsible for successfully establishing an operating environment that embraces the continuous improvement process. The Plant Improvement Manager is also responsible for leading the facility efforts in quality and safety functions, through management of all quality systems, and facilitation of the plant safety committee and initiatives. 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work with supervisors and operating teams to understand and improve manufacturing and quality systems, while emphasizing use of manufacturing reliability tools to accomplish operating objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with all company safety policies and procedures and continue to develop and improve safety systems to include ownership, communication, training, recognition, safety audits and behavioral based safety practices.
  • Provide EHS support through responsibilities such as leading plant safety team, safety audits, incident investigations, and understanding of OHSA/EPA regulations; facilitate safety orientation for new hires.
  • Manage internal auditing processes.
  • Monitor Tracking Incidents and Credits System status and reporting.
  • Actively participate in the New Item process, as well as Customer audits and communication. Maintain knowledge of customer specific quality testing, expectations, and requirements.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience manufacturing experience; preferably in a corrugated or converting environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing, implementing and managing high performance work systems and teams
  • Knowledge of and compliance with local and corporate policies

 

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Command Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Managing through Systems
  • Problem Solving
  • Business Acumen

 

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.

 

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.

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Union Gap  WA  98903-1537

Location: 

Union Gap, WA, US, 98903-1537

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 27, 2022

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