Operations Development Process Manager
We are now looking for an Operations Development Process Manager to join our Packaging Materials division. This position is based in Finland or Sweden and involves regular visits to the division’s mills which are located in Heinola, Imatra, Inkeroinen, Varkaus, Skoghall, Fors, Antwerp, Ostroleka and Beihai. At the end of the year also Oulu will be included as one of our Packaging Materials locations.
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The main purpose in this role is drive and develop our Continuous Improvement and Packaging Materials Production System agenda. You will work closely with the division Operations Development Director and our production mills.
The main objective in this role is to identify and utilise synergies within the division and provide coaching to the operational leaders and employees, and as a direct result, strengthen our operational performance. Your work involves creating continuous improvement programs and concepts (theory into practice) together with the Operations Development team and mills. In addition, you are responsible for the implementation of the continuous improvement strategy, processes and programs. Monitoring and analysis of the current operations performance at the mill and in the division is the foundation of your work. Conducting Continuous Improvement audits together with operation leaders and visiting mills as much as needed in order to provide support and coaching constitute a significant part of your role.
What we offer
With our values, “Lead and Do what’s right”, we endeavour to set an example in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more can we do, what can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends. In this versatile role as Operations Development Process Manager you will have the possibility to contribute significantly to continuous improvement of mill operations, quality of the end products and how they are produced. In this role you are able to see the impacts of your input in a very concrete way.
We are looking for someone with a strong track record in driving change and implementing Lean principals including a leadership focus and measurable results. We expect you to have more than five years of experience in a relevant field (Operations development, Lean etc.). Technical knowledge and experience in pulp, paper or board production, preferably in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment is also required. Master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or economics is the basis of your expertise.
In order to succeed in this role, it is essential that you have good interpersonal and proven leadership skills with the ability to involve, motivate and inspire others. You are committed to achieving results and possess strong analytical skills combined with a systematic hands-on approach. Ability to communicate fluently in English and readiness to travel regularly is essential.
Please submit your application via our recruitment system latest by 6th of April. Hiring manager, Operations Development Director Marjo Törönen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 7592063, is happy to answer your questions about the open position. Other questions regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Tiina Valanto, +358 50 5185564, email@example.com. Please note that we accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system.
Prospective employees are screened for drug use in the pre-employment examination.
We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
The ambition of Packaging Materials division is to be a global leader in circular economy with our high-quality renewable packaging materials based on both virgin and recycled fiber. Addressing the needs of today’s eco-conscious consumers, we help customers and brand owners to find the best material for their packaging and to replace fossil-based materials with low carbon footprint, renewable and recyclable alternatives. A wide selection of barrier coatings enables the design and optimisation of packaging for various demanding consumer and industrial packaging end uses.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 26 000 people in more than 30 countries and our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.
Our fiber-based materials are renewable, recyclable and fossil free. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on finite resources. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
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