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Area Process Manager


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 Area Manager position is a management position in the mill with fully integrated power and recovery operations. The position has responsibility for managing key operations within the utilities area which may include the evaporators and recovery boiler, power boilers and steam system, recaust operations, raw water treatment, electric power distribution to the mill and other critical infrastructure systems.  The Utilities Area Process Manger’s role is to provide leadership to the area operations team and operating shift crews to achieve the mill and Utilities Department objectives. The Area Process Manager is responsible for developing process improvement plans and implementing systems for continuous improvement, and for managing his/her team in a goal-oriented environment to deliver and exceed target results in the areas of safety, engagement, cost, reliability, and quality.  This position reports to the Business Unit Manager of Utilities.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assure a safe and highly motivated workforce by demonstrating leadership in safety and environmental efforts, by being a positive role model, by addressing safety issues and concerns.
  • Provide leadership, clear direction, and develop personal accountability to maintain a satisfactory work environment for all employees by providing fair and equal treatment of all reports in the department.
  • Manage the performance and development of salaried and hourly members by setting clear expectations and standards of performance and identifying and providing the necessary skill development training.
  • Direct and lead manufacturing activities in a manner that meets or exceeds performance and budget expectations.
  • Facilitate integrated action plans for productivity and cost goal attainment and select champions to lead individual integrated action plan items.
  • Continuously improve the operation by staying current with new technologies, sharing best practices, identifying non-value added elements and modeling continuous improvement.
  • Support the goals and initiatives of all Businesses supported by the Mill



Qualified candidates should possess knowledge of the recovery area operations and processes. This includes knowledge of maintenance management principles and should have the talent to secure, display, communicate, evaluate and analyze data. Candidates should understand the use of key metrics to help manage the overall operations. Candidates for this position must also possess a clear ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks and demonstrated ability to work with and lead teams to execute work based on standards and procedures.



  • Associate Degree with a minimum of 10 years manufacturing experience or
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of three years of manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in ME (preferred)


Key Competencies:

Managing and Measuring Work

Action Oriented

Building Effective Teams

Interpersonal Savvy

Conflict Management

Functional Technical Skills

Priority Setting

Change Management


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.
Vanceboro  NC  28586


Vanceboro, NC, US, 28586

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 10, 2022

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