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Recovery Business Unit Manager

Springfield, OR
The Springfield Mill is currently seeking a Recovery Area Business Unit Manager (BUM).  The Recovery BUM is the leader of the power and recovery areas at Springfield’s fully-integrated paper mill and reports to the mill manager.  There are approximately 3 salaried and 25 hourly employees under the leadership of this position.  The Recovery Business Unit processes consist of (2) power Boilers, recovery boiler, evaporators/concentrator, turbine generator, raw water systems other general mill operating systems.  This position is responsible for safety, environmental compliance, employee engagement, department one to ones, hourly and salaried team development, process productivity, efficiency, reliability, department financial performance to include cost management and annual budgeting, final liquor quality, and capital planning.  Responsibilities will also include the direction of technical resources and process experts who support the business unit. 
Position Responsibilities:
The Recovery BUM will work closely with a variety of different leaders within the department and mill to deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Display safety leadership above all things and at all times and ensure the highest expectations are in place with respect to environmental compliance
  • Coordinate and communicate with mill operations, maintenance, engineering, and management personnel on a day-to-day basis while performing duties
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to operations by working with the other business units to balance operations for the good of the mill
  • Manage and deliver on detailed list of objectives that support mill goals for safety, environment, financial, capital and reliability, with a strong focus on results
  • Participate and lead as a member of the mill lead team and people development council
  • Conduct one to one developmental discussions and coach employees to accomplish team goals, ensuring proper and consistent accountability processes are in place within the department
  • Actively build and maintain strong relationships with union representatives for the department and mill
  • Engage team in achieving individual, team, department, mill, and company goals; manage plans to ensure the leaders and crews have ownership and feel valued within the organization
  • Ensure active and effective training processes are in place
  • Lead and deliver results through GMS based processes and systems
  • Understand, promote, and deliver results on reliability systems to deliver on year-over-year (YOY) improvement goals for reliability
  • Ensure outage processes in place to deliver on routine and annual outage objectives
  • Understand, promote and deliver results for Manufacturing Excellence (ME) tools and processes; participate and lead ME improvement initiatives in the department
  • Lead the 5S program for the area and drive improvement projects, audit systems, and excellent results
  • Provide direct (personal) and department support for and participation in the mill’s structured cost reduction efforts/teams
  • Manage department capital plan and coordinate priorities within the overall mill capital plan
  • Ensure effective management of change process (MOC) to eliminate unintended change related issues 
  • Facilitate the implementation of new procedures and controls required by the change in facilities, products, and corporate policies and procedures
  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings
  • Work closely with the Global Sourcing organization within the facility and company to identify and deliver on key sourcing drivers to maximize the value of services delivered to both the facility and the company
  • Serve in a leadership role for the mill during weekend duty rotation
  • Eight (8) years of experience in a Pulp and Paper mill
  • Five (5) years of management experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other related field is required.
Desired Competencies:
Functional/Technical Skills, Developing Direct Reports, Directing Others, Motivating Others, Drive for Results, Building Effective Teams, Command Skills, Managing Vision and Purpose, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Managerial Courage, Problem Solving, Standing Alone, Process Management
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