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Georgia Pacific is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for a Performance Development Leader to join our team in Cedar Springs, Georgia. This position will support Power, Pulp. or Paper Mill. This position will provide strategic and tactical leadership to achieve key operation objectives in safety, environmental compliance, reliability, production, quality, and cost. The Performance Development Leader is responsible for the development of the hourly operations employees’ capabilities and their crew leaders. This leader will have a general understanding of the mill and will be accountable for the results that are impacted by their team’s performance and capability. A successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, constructive challenge skills to facilitate improvement, the ability to stay current in best practices and be a continuous leader, and collaboration skills with the ability to engage teams. This position will report to the Area Leader.

Our Team

The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with three paper machines that make different weights of brown paper & containerboard paper. The Cedar Springs Mill, located in the southwest corner of Georgia is approximately 28 miles from Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is the 6th largest city in the state of Alabama with a population of about 70,000. From Dothan, you are only 90 miles from the beautiful Gulf Coast. You can easily drive to 3 capital cities in 3 1/2 hours or less. You are just 1.5 hours from Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL. Additionally, Dothan has several parks, restaurants, and local entertainment activities. To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business please visit: www.gppackaging.com and view the video How Paper Is Made!

What You Will Do

  • Drive a culture excellence through development of personnel and systems.

  • Lead and mentor employees with behaviors and actions that advance our Principle Based Management® (PBM®) culture and the organizational vision.
  • Coach, lead, mentor and develop hourly employees to continuously improve their knowledge, skills, and performance to create long-term value.
  • Work and communicate with area leadership team, mill leadership team, crew leaders, and others to identify and address performance and knowledge gaps
  • Manage individual performance and hold individuals accountable for their results through vision setting, one-on-one conversations, and performance feedback.
  • Lead the development of a structured training program that aligns with our safety, environmental and production goals; drive continuous improvement for operator job qualifications and assessments.
  • Manage the schedule and transfers within department.
  • Effectively manage many high priority tasks / projects with a sense of urgency
  • Utilize strong communication (written and verbal), organizational, and planning/scheduling/execution skills.
  • Employ strong interpersonal skills to influence and facilitate change in the department and the process; acting as a positive change agent for continued development and improvement within a “shift runs a shift” environment .
  • Encourage and incentivize knowledge sharing and transfer between team members.
  • Available for on-call needs – after hours, weekend and holiday as necessary

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience developing and implementing process improvements and projects.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Teams

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Experience managing in a labor union environment.

  • Three (3) or more years of HR experience within a manufacturing operation or Pulp & Paper manufacturing experience

  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience with responsibility for direct reports

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy
All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are

As a Koch company and a leading manufacturer of bath tissue, paper towels, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and much more, Georgia-Pacific works to meet evolving needs of customers worldwide with quality products. In addition to the products we make, we operate one of the largest recycling businesses. Our more than 30,000 employees in over 150 locations are empowered to innovate every day –to make everyday products even better.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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