Asset Leader - RO Operations

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The NTM Mill Asset Leader RO Operations is the leader and performance owner for the NTM RO manufacturing process including papermaking, calendering and finishing. This role provides leadership and management direction for the entire RO manufacturing process to ensure achievement of all mill and applicable NTM objectives and to conform to established policies, procedures, guidelines, budgets and/or specifications and applicable local, state, and federal codes and laws. Work with other leaders in NTM to influence decisions to positively affect overall optimization of NTM operations.


Drive toward achieving an injury-free workplace
- Create a culture that promotes injury reporting and open dialog on safety behaviors.
- Support key initiatives that focus on regulatory compliance and elimination of loss potential.
- Lead by example and participate in the development and implementation of safety programs, activities, and initiatives.
- Set high expectations for crew participation in safety initiatives.
- Hold crew accountable for safety related behaviors and results.
Meet internal and external customer expectations for product quality and service.
- Develop and implement processes that will ensure consistent quality and delivery.
- Ensure our manufacturing personnel fully understand product specifications and functionality.
- Create a collaborative working relationship with all parts of the business as required to meet customer needs.
- Communicate quality and service expectations, ensure accountability, and provide feedback on results.
- Support R&D as applicable in the development of new/improved products.
Meet Throughput, Yield, and Uptime expectations (OEE)
- Develop and implement plans to meet and exceed targets.
- Lead efforts to resolve operational issues impacting asset performance.
- Work closely with Procurement and Customer Service on asset utilization strategy and scheduling rules that promote efficiency without jeopardizing service.
- Lead asset improvement activities and capability development, including recommendations and sponsorship of capital projects.
- Collaborate effectively with maintenance and engineering teams and help direct resources for asset maintenance and troubleshooting.
Achieve short and long term manufacturing cost advantage.
- Relentlessly pursue lowest total manufacturing cost solutions for the asset.
- Implement comprehensive processes and initiatives aimed at reducing operating costs, increasing employee involvement/ownership, and promoting continuous improvement.
- Create an environment where entire asset team continually drives out costs and identifies sources of waste to be eliminated.
Support mill and company environmental objectives and agenda
- Manage raw materials, processes and behaviors to ensure compliance with all company policies and regulations.
Develop and enhance the workforce assigned to or shared with RO Operations
- Communicate frequently and effectively with all employees.
- Establish and maintain a positive work environment that encourages involvement, drives decision making to the lowest practical level, increases employee ownership and accountability, and promotes enthusiasm.
- Ensure workforce is effectively trained to execute operational plan
- Ensure all members of the workforce are given formal and informal performance evaluations.
- Share daily, weekly and monthly results vs. targets and all other information impacting asset performance.


- Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Logistics management
- Proven management and people leadership experience/skill.
- Proven ability to manage budgets
BA/BS from an accredited college or university required in management, paper science, engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience.

- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience within a paper production environment, preferable a Nonwovens operations with 7+ years of management experience.
- Six Sigma or Green Belt certifications desired or experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment


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