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Disciplined Operations Leader

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Georgia-Pacific is looking for qualified professionals to be one of our Discipline Operations Leader, to provide change leadership, mentoring and coaching talent to move organizational efforts efficiently and effectively with sustainable results within our Continuous Manufacturing Operations. The Discipline Operations Leader (DOL) will utilize leadership, influence, manufacturing experience and communication capabilities to develop and implement rapid transformational improvements for priority initiatives. Types of initiatives can be diverse within Discipline Operations but will typically improve a site’s competitive position regarding production, cost, quality, risk reduction, and organizational effectiveness. The DOLs will work with other stakeholders to include leadership, the manufacturing facility as well as support capabilities such as engineering, quality, safety, human resources, third party vendors and other partners to drive the initiative. 

The success of this role will be measured in how effectively and efficiently manufacturing sites can be transformed through prioritized initiatives against measured baselines and targets. As such, DOLs will need the ability and courage to coach and effectively challenge several levels of leadership, from senior leaders to front line leaders, as well as shop floor operating and maintenance technicians. DOLs will be expected to have knowledge of new process and technologies while (when applicable) breaking old paradigms. DOLs will need to escalate and remove barriers that are impeding progress on DO initiatives effectively and objectively. 

This position may be home-based, will require up to 80% travel, and will be working in a manufacturing/industrial environment. This role will have high visibility with key site and corporate leadership and will be working as part of a team to deliver significant financial bets to the business. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Urgently developing and delivering a substantial improvement increase against a measurable and prioritized initiative within a defined time. 
  • Effectively communicating across all levels of the organization to ensure stakeholders are aligned to financial, operational, and risk mitigation expectations associated with the initiative. 
  • Aligning resources to a common priority; assurance that assigned resources are effective and required resources are urgently requested and obtained. 
  • They will work with site team members in capturing strategic value opportunities and implementing proven operating practices within a core set of designated workstreams: Management Systems; Organization; Production; and Asset Care. 
  • Effectively applying the challenge process; urgent removal and escalation of issues that are prohibiting delivery of initiative results. 
  • Effectively applying various continuous improvement tools and operating discipline to drive the initiative. 
  • Effectively managing the project controls of assigned initiatives; scope, resources, schedule, and measurables. 
  • Upon completing initiatives, consult with manufacturing sites and other corporate resources to prepare for sustainable transition to base operations. 
  • Implement and coach others to sustainably utilize a Lean Manufacturing System to constantly assess the heath of the organization (knowledge process) through a structured, repetitive process to verify key actions, identify future problems, and validate results 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • 8 or more years of experience working within a manufacturing or industrial setting; direct experience must include operational responsibilities or direct consultation; direct experience must include Production or Maintenance/Reliability leadership responsibilities 
  • Experience with driving manufacturing change and/or Operational Discipline improvements in a manufacturing organization against targeted initiatives 
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 80% (M-F) with occasional weekend travel 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Tools such as Word (creating documents), Excel (creating spreadsheets, utilizing formulas, & analyzing data), and Outlook (scheduling meeting invites & emailing) 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Manufacturing Management or Direct Supervisory experience with responsibility for direct reports. 
  • 12 or more years of operational experience within a manufacturing/industrial setting or direct consultation 
  • Continuous Improvement certification (Six Sigma, LEAN or similar) 
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) 
  • Experience in Management Systems/Operating Discipline 
  • Experience working within pulp, paper, and/or tissue converting 

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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