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Manufacturing Management Associate - Leadership Development Program

International Paper

International Paper

St Joseph, MO, USA · Missouri, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Position Title:

Manufacturing Management Associate – Leadership Development Program

Pay Range:

$82,000 – $92,000

**Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities, and geographic location will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.

**Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.

Category/Shift:

Salaried Full-Time

Physical Locations:

Beaverton, OR

Portland, OR

Santa Fe Springs, CA

Tracy, CA

Three Rivers, MI

Shakopee, MN

Streetsboro, OH

Northlake, IL

Fenton, MO

North Kansas City, MO

St. Joseph, MO

Atglen, PA

Auburn, ME

Binghamton, NY

Georgetown, SC

Richmond, VA

Murfreesboro, TN

Decatur, AL

Ft. Smith, AR

Grand Prairie, TX

Program Overview:

We currently have opportunities at several locations out of our 160+ manufacturing plants across the United States. These facilities manufacture packaging products for local and national customers.

We are looking for motivated individuals who have minimal experience and an interest in growing their career with a world class manufacturing company. This position is intended to expand an individual’s knowledge and skills through a variety of hands on manufacturing and general business experiences and develop future leaders for the company.

The Job You Will Perform:

  • Active participation in rotations related to manufacturing, customer service, planning, maintenance, environmental, safety, sales, front line supervision as well as other managerial and administrative functions
  • Develop knowledge of key manufacturing metrics and their impacts on the business; Seek opportunities to enhance performance to best in class
  • Leading special projects and development of solutions related to safety, process improvement, quality, capacity balance, workflow, planning and logistics issues
  • Continue to develop and improve safety systems to include ownership, communication, training, recognition, safety audits and behavioral based safety practices
  • Lead teams of manufacturing personnel as appropriate
  • Work with supervisors and operating teams to ensure continuous improvement through manufacturing reliability tools; Facilitate task teams to address performance gaps at facility
  • Support and implementation of standard division systems and tools to accomplish operating objectives.
  • Assist in plant operations, troubleshooting, process improvement, and equipment upgrades to achieve facility objectives
  • Coaching, training and engaging employees on process improvement and the impact on business results
  • Assist Sales Representatives on customer interactions regarding capability, product offerings, quality, systems and service
  • Actively participate in leadership development opportunities as presented

The Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably in Engineering or Business).
  • Previous experience with a manufacturing company targeting 2-5 years.
  • Candidate’s ability to relocate is essential and translates to increased opportunities for selection and advancement.
  • Successful candidates will have process management skills, a drive for results, command skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, leadership skills, communication skills, computer skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets.

The Career You Will Build:

Sales and Leadership training, promotional opportunities within a global company

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 125 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world's largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what's next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting internationalpaper.com.

International Paper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.

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