Company: Joseph Michaels
Location: Memphis, TN 38101
Type: Full Time
Experience: Experienced
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 [link removed]

This manufacturer is looking for a production leader to provide daily management and coordination of specific machine processes at its high performance paper manufacturing operation located in Alabama. Key responsibilities will be centered on advancing paper manufacturing performance in the areas of safety, quality, throughput, costs and productivity. To support these activities this individual will create and deliver direction to a team comprised of Process Engineers, Maintenance personnel and Production employees for a 24/7 machine operation.


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 or paper converting equipment.
  • Direction to identify and execute successful process improvement initiatives in the areas of safety, quality, manufacturing performance, energy savings, material usage, and strategy.
  • Collaborate with asset Maintenance Team to insure optimal machine performance objectives and reduce downtime.
  • Develop and deliver implementation programs that ensure operators are aware of and comply with any process changes.
  • Identify operator skill gaps and execute training programs designed to enhance skills, safety practices and achievement of team / individual performance objectives.    
  • Participation with site leadership team to develop site-specific equipment budget and related strategies for improving the machine effectiveness and profits for the operation.


To qualify for this exciting opportunity you must possess a minimum of 5 years production leadership experience within a fast paced consumer product processing environment. 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 helpful, is not required. A Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing, Paper Science or a related curriculum plus experience is required.  

First year earnings will be competitive with similar production leadership roles at Fortune 100 manufacturing entities. Excellent benefits 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.