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Superintendent - Finished Products
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International Paper | Savannah, GA
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Job Description


The Superintendent - Finished Products reports to the Paper Business Unit Manager and assists with management of all aspects of the Paper manufacturing processes of #5, #6 and/or #8 paper machines to include safety, quality, production, cost, and people resources to achieve or exceed targeted performance levels. Coordinate activities with other departments to improve mill performance & maximize profitability.  Establish systems for tracking and managing operational expenses and performance. This position will work with other leaders in the area to develop a high performance team.


Responsibilities include:


  • Demonstrate leadership in the area of safety; support broad based participation in the mill’s safety process
  • Continue to develop and nurture a team based organization committed to employee participation, engagement and team work, to ensure the success of the Savannah Mill. Utilize CSA process to align Balance Scorecard initiatives to personal objectives
  • Responsible for supervising, developing and mentoring APM(s) and Process Managers.
  • Help lead the effort to develop a reliability culture where a clear partnership exists between Operations, Maintenance and engineering
  • Maintain a focus on product and process quality with excellent relationship with internal customers and suppliers such as the power house, pulp processes, maintenance, and shipping
  • Assist with management of the area to achieve budget manufacturing costs, working and ensuring appropriate attention to cost issues and searching for new methods to allow cost reductions
  • Foster a culture that supports basic care and improved reliability with goals to reduce the amount of unscheduled downtime
  • Set expectations and hold both teams and individuals accountable for results and ensure the proper discipline process is followed as needed


Qualifications include:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related Technical Degree is required
  • Minimum of 7+ years of successful Paper Machine management experience
  • Demonstrated record of safety commitment and results
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership focused on accountability and results
  • Thorough knowledge of papermaking processes and operations
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing tools and their application in driving deliberate improvement initiatives.


Key Competencies:


Planning, Directing others, Command Skills, Interpersonal Savvy, Building Effective Teams, Confronting Direct Re-ports, Functional / Technical, Drive For Results, and Managing Vision and Purpose.