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Business Unit Manager – Uncoated Free-Sheet Paper Manufacturing


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at


135 miles west of Charlotte, NC, 277 miless east of Nashville, TN, and 178 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA, Canton is the second largest town in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is located about 17 miles west of Asheville and is part of that city's metropolitan area. The town is named after the city of Canton, Ohio. The population was 4,227 at the 2010 census.


The Evergreen Packaging Canton Paper Mills is located in Canton North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, less than half an hour from the city of Asheville and its cultural benefits. It is one of the largest industrial employers in western North Carolina. Opened in 1908, Canton produces paperboard for refrigerated gable-top cartons, cupstock and uncoated freesheet for envelopes. The Canton Mill employs approximately 1000 team members and has played a significant role in the environmental and social history of the area. Started by Canton Mill employees in 1928 and completely funded by employees, Santa Pal is a tradition that last year distributed 600 food boxes to underprivileged families and helped clothe 500 local children in need.


Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law.  For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email


 All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.


Job Description

The ideal candidate will lead the Uncoated Free-Sheet Paper Business Unit to produce the highest quality products in a safe, environmentally committed, cost efficient manner. Lead the department organizational business development and enhance the overall performance of the department and the mill by being an effective member of the department and mill management teams for the continued success of Pactiv Evergreen Packaging

Special Knowledge Skills: 

  • Lead the department safety efforts by creating a safe work environment in which employees can perform their job tasks at minimum risks. Utilize efforts and systems such as the safety work order system and accountability process to create improved performance.
  • Maintain the efforts in the Environmental arena to meet all compliance requirements and strive for consistent and improved performance on all operating parameters.
  • Manage the operational efforts of the production groups to support the department and mill operational goals to provide quality products with minimum variability in specifications and supply.
  • Manage cost of manufacturing by improving equipment reliability through resource group commitment, structuring capital spending to manage preservation and return projects. Managing overtime costs, developing committed supply partners and cost structures, and improving the process in the mill for optimum performance. 
  • Continuously build, strengthen and improve leadership, education, empowerment and dedication of the employees and of the organization to meet the need of the department, the Pine Bluff Mill in support of the organizations objectives through people and training systems.
  • Knowledge of production processes, Lean Sigma and Kaizen techniques, budgeting processes, quality systems, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of product.
  • Primary budgeting responsibility for a key area of the Mill.

Job Requirements:

    Bachelor of Science degree required - preferred degree areas include Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper, and Mechanical Engineering. Other technical degrees will be considered when combined with job experience relevant to the job requirements.Preferred 8+ years of experience in an Area Manager/Paper Mill Superintendent or similar role. Preference will be given to candidate with experience in UFS paper machine operations. Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to assess risk and determine the path forward to minimize business impact.Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others by developing working relationships with all levels of the organization.Strong business management principles and excellent leadership skills, including supervisory skills. This role will have accountability for departmental performance management requirements.Ability to manage / balance competing multiple priorities and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to convey a compelling vision and sense of core purpose.Strong team player with the ability to develop and participate in all team environments, including Mill Operations Lead Team member, to achieve goals, set strategy and achieve efficient problem resolution.Basic knowledge of SAP, PI or other business operating systems are required.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access.Willingness and ability to document all aspects of daily operations.Basic understanding of lean manufacturing work systems

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Full time
Canton, NC 28716, US