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International Paper Finished Products Superintendent in EASTOVER, South Carolina

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

Eastover’s Finished Products Superintendent is primarily responsible for coaching and developing papermaking management talent and for establishing sustainable management systems for all Finished Products operations.

In teamwork with other managers, the superintendent will provide leadership for all Finished Products operations across all shift teams with a focus on safety, production to meet goals, process reliability, quality, maintenance coordination, organizational performance, skill building, talent development, and engagement.

Safe execution of work and managing and leading others to work safely is an essential accountability. Responsibilities include managing through the area managers and management systems for production strategy and plans, machine clothing, coordination of Maintenance activities including field day and annual outages (includes roles and responsibilities for the Operations Maintenance Coordinator as described in the IP MWS Manual), coordination with Engineering, problem solving, delivering deliberate and continuous improvements, organizational performance, cost management, process monitoring, quality, employee engagement, and communication.

As a member of the Finished Products Management Team, the position holder will help establish and manage strategic goals and initiatives, develop budgets, help manage tactical and policy issues, and ensure resources and management systems are in place for all aspects of area operation. Taking night and weekend call responsibility on a rotating basis is required. This position reports to the Finished Products Business Unit Manager and will serve as backup to that position.

Required qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated safety leadership and commitment to safety excellence. Proven excellent safety performance.

  • 10+ years Paper Machine area management experience is required:

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge in papermaking and ability to apply the knowledge to lead decision making.

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills using sound technical basis, risk management, and involving people who have a stake in the outcome.

  • Experience leading effective field day & outage planning and execution.

  • Experience leading resolution of quality problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to build sustainable management systems that include metrics and accountability.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse organization and engage people to achieve desired results.

  • Be a positive catalyst for change.

  • Have demonstrated ability to discuss and weigh options to define a path forward.

  • Have enabling and empowering behaviors and be someone a lot of people respect and like to follow.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to communicate with and build relationships with a broad array of people.

  • Easily keeps lots of people highly informed and up to the minute.

  • Interact with management at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and lead team meetings and discussions

  • Demonstrated skills in individual problem solving and in group problem solving.

  • Demonstrated use of computer tools for trending, analysis and reporting.

  • Desire and capability to advance beyond the position, including willingness to relocate.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Technical degree in Paper Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

  • Demonstrated utilization of manufacturing excellence tools.

  • Experience in the production of uncoated freesheet paper.

Core competencies to succeed in the position include:

Managing Through Systems, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Delegation, Building Effective Teams, Process Management, Organizing, Planning, Managing and Measuring Results, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Timely Decision Making, Motivating Others, Conflict Management, Technical Skills/Process Knowledge, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Perseverance, Peer Relationships.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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