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Plant Manager


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.


The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the General Manager of the Consumer Packaging Products Business Unit and supported by your local management team, you will be leading the Cascades Flexible Packaging Unit (CFP)  to ensure the realization of the Cascades Specialized Product Groups (SPG) strategic business plan.  You will play a key role in implementing the operational excellence vision by integrating new technologies into the current business and developing the right talents to form solid synergy .  The recent installation and start-up of a sate-of-the-art 10 colour press is an example of the strategic investments that Cascades has made to support the SPG growth.

Business Objectives Alignment

Achieve the objectives in his unit’s business strategy

Develop and implement a business strategy for his unit in line with his business unit’s vision

Help implement a strategic plan for his market sector/region

Job Responsibilities

  • Health and safety is the cornerstone to reliable operations and is an essential part of Cascades operating standards. You will be responsible to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all the site employees and any other persons that may be visiting the facility.
  • The plant manager will develop and implement an operations strategy for this unit in line with the SPG’s vision;
  • The plant manager will manage and engage the staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy;
  • Daily plant operations and manufacturing processes which include pre-production, production and logistics are overseen by the plant manager. The position is responsible for the enforcement of all policies and procedures.
  • The strategy must include the control and, where appropriate, reduction of over-all costs all the while ensuring operations safety, operations reliability and customer satisfaction.
  • The plant personnel will embrace the culture of operational excellence.
  • Customer requirements must be upheld reliably. These requirements must be translated into measurable performance objectives for the unit.
  • The plant manager is responsible for maintaining the conformance program certifications and making sure that they perform on a daily basis. Among these programs are the food safety, packaging materials safety and IFS PACsecure programs. Adherence to the food safety program by complying with the required IFS PACsecure standards is essential to meet our customers’ performance standards.

Operational Excellence

Develop good relationships with business partners

Ensure that standardized best practices are implemented in all areas of activity

Maximize his unit’s operational efficiency (and sales, if applicable) and optimize resources

Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units

Establish a continuous improvement structure in his unit

Establish operational efficiency objectives and achieve them via a performance review

Provide sound financial management and maximize the return on assets under his responsibility

Human Resources

Design and implement a talent development and succession strategy for his unit, in cooperation with Human Resources

Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another

Ensure that the work flow and job structure are tailored to his unit’s needs

Manage and engage his staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

Health & Safety

Accept the full responsibility that comes with his position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements

Identify the unit’s OSH priorities in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them

Insist on and create a safe and healthy work environment for all his unit staff

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of the unit

Establish a structure complying with corporate governance rules and responsibilities

Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades’ corporate culture


Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Core competencies defined for this job




Managerial courage


Team leadership

Client Focused and Innovation

Ensure client satisfaction by tracking client offer performance indicators (products and services)

Develop his business network

Help build and maintain business relationships with his unit’s clients

Keep abreast of products and services offered by the competition, anticipate customers’ needs and stay up-to-date on manufacturing best practices and new technologies and share them within the organization

Participate in choosing his unit’s markets

Support his unit’s innovation objectives

Technical competencies

Technical and Business Project Management

Technical knowledge in the area of plastics processing and flexography is a plus.

Strong financial, budgeting and estimating skill set

Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Proficiency in Computer skills with preference in experience in SAP or other ERP Systems, Microsoft Office Suite



Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

Cascades Canada ULC
Full time
Mississaugua, 08, CA