The Director, Manufacturing Services is responsible for leadership and management of the activities, services, and organizations that directly support the Manufacturing and Technical segment of Sappi North America’s (SNA) business throughout our largest mills in Maine, Minnesota and Canada.
This position directly supports the needs of the Vice President, Manufacturing and requires a seasoned professional in the paper industry with considerable experience in the operational and technical functions of the pulp and paper manufacturing industry with experience at multiple locations and an excellent network of contacts in the industry. This position is a great opportunity for those that seek to move forward in mill leadership and beyond.
Benchmarking and Process Improvement:
Collaborate with each facility to identify areas of improvement through benchmarking.
Working with mill personnel, utilize benchmarking data to drive process enhancements and achieve operational excellence.
Continuous Improvement, LSS, and Problem Solving in Manufacturing:
Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the manufacturing processes.
Use Lean Six Sigma methodologies, problem-solving techniques, and advanced data analytics to enhance operational efficiency and optimize performance.
SNA Platform Process Sponsorship and Leadership:
Facilitate knowledge sharing across SNA and global platforms to enhance operational synergies.
Provide leadership and support for global cluster initiatives and promote knowledge transfer within the organization.
Foster employee engagement and mentorship initiatives to create a positive work environment.
Capital Management Process for SNA:
Oversee the capital management process to ensure efficient allocation and utilization of resources.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate and prioritize strategic projects.
North America Strategic Project Evaluation:
Collaborate with the capital management team to evaluate strategic projects aligned with SNA's objectives
Assess project feasibility, financial viability, and potential risks to inform decision-making.
Risk Management and Internal Audit Support:
Assist in risk management activities and provide support for internal audits.
Ensure compliance with industry regulations and internal policies.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field;
8+ years experience in the paper industry, with a focus on operational and technical functions within pulp and/or paper manufacturing
Proven track record of leadership in the industry
Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and continuous improvement practices
Ability to effectively influence and collaborate at all levels of the organization
Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent project management and organizational abilities
Effective communication and collaboration skills
Ability to travel to other Sappi North America sites
Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.
Our raw material offerings (such as dissolving pulp, wood pulp, biomaterials and timber) and end-use products (packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers and forestry products) are manufactured from woodfibre sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations, in production facilities powered, in many cases, with bio-energy from steam and existing waste streams.
Together with our partners, Sappi works to build a thriving world by acting boldly to support the planet, people and prosperity.