Vice-President, Operations Pulp

Montréal, QC

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H3B 2N2

Department: Pulp & Paper Mgmt Administration Group (OP01)

Resolute Forest Products, founded more than two centuries ago, is a global leader in the forest products industry. Through the years, it has built more than 20 predecessor companies and supported hundreds of communities.

The company owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Our 6,600+ employees work hard to produce quality market pulp, tissue, wood products and papers that are marketed in over 60 countries.

Resolute offers a rewarding and safe work environment with opportunities and challenges that will help grow your skills.

The location in Montreal, (Quebec, Canada), is seeking talent to fill the position of Vice-President, Operations Pulp. This job is full-time permanent.

Your Challenges

The position is responsible for the overall operation, leadership, and management of multiple mill manufacturing plants. The position reports to the SVP Operations of Pulp and Tissue division, and regularly reports on division operations performance to executive leadership. Direct reports to this position include Mill Managers from each of the pulp locations. In addition to overseeing manufacturing operations, this role seeks to optimize performance at each mill in collaboration with the Continuous Improvement team.

Your Responsibilities

  • Key leader of the Pulp & Tissue Operations team to set direction/vision and strategy to maximize the performance of the organization;
  • Passionately Leads Safety – Builds a culture where safety is a value; ensure facilities are following company required safety programs, policies, and practices across all operations;
  • Ensure facilities safely follow all environmental rules and best practices to support federal, state, and local laws;
  • Helps drive a strong performance management culture and collaborates with leaders to develop and meet key metrics and target;
  • Works collaboratively with site leadership to maximize the potential of each assigned site;
  • Monitors and tracks the performance of each operating facility;
  • Holds facilities accountable for items within their control;
  • Actively provides coaching to the facility leader and team;
  • Ensures critical support resources are prioritized to support and optimize the assigned sites to maximize performance;
  • Aligns manufacturing strategies to support the commercial strategy/approach;
  • Maintain consistent operating standards among the assigned sites, including hitting targets in line with customer specifications and meeting quality and delivery expectations;
  • Upholds high quality standards in product and employment practices;
  • Ensure assigned sites are operating without roadblocks and at optimal costs, support engineering developments and improvements to current processes;
  • Plays a critical role in the budgeted process to align with business goals. Provides input in developing Strategic Operating Plans and manages the execution of the plan and the associated budget;
  • Ensures the assigned sites meet budgeted financial goals and objectives;
  • Partners with HR to retain and develop critical leaders and future talent;

Your Profile

  • Safety-first mentality
  • University degree in Pulp & Paper Science, Engineering, Business, Finance or other related field
  • a relevant field
  • 15 years of manufacturing experience
  • Experience as a vice-president in the manufacturing field
  • Well-rounded operations management experience including a deep understanding and experience with operations tactics, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, strategies and best practices
  • Strong execution management skills, financial acumen and analytical skills
  • Ability to implement change, doing things differently and challenging the status quo
  • Interpersonal and strong leadership skills
  • Fluency in French considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills

What We Are Offering

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus
  • At least three weeks of vacation and three floating holidays a year from the first day of work, depending on your experience
  • Full range of group insurance from the first day of work
  • Telemedicine services
  • Defined-contribution pension plan with generous employer participation from the first day of work
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Education assistance program
  • Health club reimbursement program
  • Hybrid workplace: in-person and remote work
  • Work environment based on respect, inclusion and diversity
  • Office accessible by public transit

Since January 1, 2022, we have occupied new state-of-the-art, open-concept, collaborative offices at 1010 De La Gauchetière Street West (Bonaventure metro station).

Resolute is firmly committed to placing greater emphasis on the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion to empower all employees to reach their full potential. We form a dynamic team whose diverse backgrounds and wealth of perspectives are one of the keys to our success. We offer an inclusive, rewarding and safe work environment with opportunities that will help grow your skills.

Four core values influence everything we do at Resolute and help ensure our continued growth and success:

  • Work safely
  • Be accountable
  • Ensure sustainability
  • Succeed together

Consult the Resolute Blog and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about our company.

Resolute Forest Products is committed to the principles of employment equity.




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