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At Irving Tissue, we recognize that the key to our success is our people. We are a family-owned and operated company that has grown to become one of North America's leading manufacturers of household paper products. Irving Tissue produces both branded and private label bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, and napkins. Consumers know us by our Scotties® Facial Brand. Our manufacturing facilities are located in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ontario, Fort Edward, New York, and Macon, Georgia.


The Continuous Improvement Specialist is a functional lead in areas that directly impact Business Improvement and Operational Excellence initiatives and will provide tactical direction and operational oversight to support these key initiatives. The BI Leader is a key member of the Site Leadership Team and will have overall responsibility for developing and delivering the site business improvement. High energy and results oriented, the BI Leader will be able to engage and empower others to drive improvement in all key areas of manufacturing (Safety, Engagement, Quality, Productivity, and Cost).

The BI Leader will be the link between operations and finance and will adapt to the changing needs and requirements of the business. Strong initiative and creativity are essential in order to anticipate and identify potential challenges early. This will require an individual who is data savvy and possesses exceptionally strong analytical skills.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support the business improvement strategy for the site. This includes identifying opportunities, establishing and determining workgroup objectives, determining timelines, ensuring robust measures and controls, resources requirements, and follow up.
  • Ensure that the initiatives are aligned to support delivery of the site’s vision, purpose and strategy, develop and implement an efficient and effective Initiative Management System (IMS) across functional groups to ensure sustainable business improvement, and provide critical information in support of strategic and operating decisions.
  • Lead and execute improvement initiatives utilizing methodologies and tools such as DMAIC, PDCA, RCA, VSM, SPC and Kaizen.
  • Plan and facilitate kaizen events, workshops, and focus groups.
  • Coach and train others in the application of Lean Six Sigma processes.
  • Mentor employees seeking Green Belt certifications.
  • Continually develop site skills to increase the rate of improvement over time (Site facilitator for Lean Six Sigma training such as white and yellow belt training).
  • Follow up with individuals to drive completion of identified improvement initiatives and ensure process controls in place to sustain improvement.
  • Maintain existing visual management system and idea generation process while continuing to implement across all areas of the site.
  • Liaison with corporate CI and OpEx groups in formulating site specific CI deployment strategies.
  • Work within the site leadership team to identify improvement initiatives and update site initiative hopper.
  • Seek and apply new methodologies to drive improvement.
  • Lead cadence of accountability meetings and is key communicator of site’s overall performance versus plan.

Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in related field.
  • The ideal candidate has at least 8 years relative experience in a similar environment.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management experience.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment including involvement in business improvement projects and techniques.
  • Project management skills coupled with the ability to deliver tangible business level results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A thorough understanding of the various CI tool and techniques available for deployment.

What We Offer:

  • Excellent Benefits
    • Including health, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k match, vacation, tuition & wellness reimbursement, and more.
  • Advancement Opportunities
    • There are plentiful opportunities to promote to higher level positions in our organization. While seniority does play a role in movement up the Lines of Progression, most employees who wish to achieve the higher levels are only limited by their own desire to progress and willingness to learn. If you are someone who believes you can achieve great things for yourself and our Company, then you are the person we want on our team!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Posting will remain open until position is filled. 


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


For more information on our products and services, click here.




Irving Tissue, a division of Irving Consumer Products, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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