Company: Joseph Michaels
Location: Memphis, TN 38101
Type: Full Time
Experience: Manager
Education: Bachelor of Science
Will Relocate: Yes
P: 214-396-4407
F: 415-449-6688

Our client, a leading producer of paper products, seeks a dynamic leader to manage operational activities supporting its award winning product lines. For several decades these well-known products have provided solutions to commercial, industrial and retail customers globally. Current demand is supporting considerable expansion through its multiple facilities throughout the U.S.

This manufacturer is looking for a strategic leader to provide daily management and coordination of plant activities at its high performance paper manufacturing operation located in Alabama. Key responsibilities will be centered on advancing operating excellence in the areas of production, continuous improvements, maintenance and related logistics. To support these activities this individual will create and deliver direction to a direct reporting management team comprised of Production and Maintenance Supervisors along with Engineering, Assets, Logistics and Human Resources Leaders. This team will execute policy over an operational work force of 100+ employees.

Key leadership through this role will include the following:

  • Development / communications of day-to-day practices to ensure the safe and efficient usage of paper manufacturing equipment and facilities.
  • Direction to foster an environment of successful process improvement initiatives in the areas of incoming recyclable materials, paper machines processes and distribution of finished paper rolls to converters.  
  • P & L responsibility including the development and achievement of budgetary and cash flow goals to ensure the long-term profitability of the mill.
  • Emphasis on employee development including training, mentoring and accountability programs.
  • Participation with company Senior Leadership Team to develop new plans and strategies for improving the production operations and profits for the overall organization.

To qualify for this exciting opportunity you must possess a minimum of 5 years manufacturing operations leadership experience within a fast paced consumer product processing environment. Skill in P/L analysis is also required. Formal process improvement training such as LEAN, Six Sigma or High Performance Workplace Practices is highly valued in the role. Experience in the Pulp and Paper Industry, although preferred, is not required. A Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing, Paper Science or a related curriculum plus experience is required.  Additionally an MBA, also not required, can further qualify you for this high growth opportunity.  

First year earnings will be competitive with similar operations leadership roles at Fortune 100 manufacturing entities. Excellent benefit and long term career advancement opportunities will be included.  



About Us

Company Name
Joseph Michaels
1 Market Street, San Francisco CA, 94104
Founded in 1990, Joseph Michaels International recruits executives and their staffs for established and emerging growth companies including Coca-Cola, Cisco, Clorox, Dole, Foster Farms, Unilever and Sony.