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Production & Skilled Trades
Irving Consumer Products
22007625 Requisition #


Technical Manager, Converting


At Irving Consumer Products, we recognize that the key to our success is our people. Irving Consumer Products is a leading manufacturer of premium tissue products – including national brands and private label. We also manufacture private label diapers and training pants for North American retailers.  


The Technical Manager, Converting can be based out of any Irving Tissue location (Moncton, New Brunswick; Toronto, Ontario; Macon, Georgia; Fort Edward, New York) and is accountable for the technical initiatives at all sites. This role is responsible for managing the 4-year technical development plan for all new converting product development and innovation initiatives and following through on all the action items associated with it. Reporting to the Corporate Director, Technical, this position will support both the sites, the Product Development team, and their fellow Technical team members on initiatives to improve paper making & converting capabilities.


Job Requirements:

  • Education: Post-secondary degree in Engineering or Technology-related field, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience: 
    • 7-15 years of relevant work experience;
    • R&D, Product Development, Quality experience;
  • Thorough converting process knowledge;
  • Understanding and applying new concepts and processes;
  • Ability to manage multiple activities with competing deadlines;
  • Ability to assess new technology and potential impact on business;
  • Project management experience;
  • Leadership, mentoring, and coaching ability;
  • Ability to travel (up to 25% of time);
  • Knowledge of stage gate processes is an asset

The main duties/responsibilities of this role include:

Product Improvement:

  • Design new products and product improvements to meet business, customer and consumer needs;
  • Ownership of converting technical development initiatives and their approach;
  • Conduct product and process trials either at manufacturing sites or vendor facilities;
  • Provides competitive insights.



  • Supports Sales/Marketing product innovation initiatives;
  • Facilitate trial and development phases;
  • Investigate and develop new technology;



  • Support the business product cost improvement;
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing sites
  • Operational support, as needed;
  • Mentor junior engineers.


What We Offer

Irving Consumer Products is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan 
  • Employee & family assistance programs 
  • RRSP matching program (Canada)
  • 401K matching program (United States)
  • Health & wellness reimbursements 
  • Product purchase program 
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development 
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Consumer Products and the larger network of the J.D. Irving group of companies 
  • Relocation costs (if applicable) 
  • Hybrid flexible work options (if applicable) 


To Apply for this Career Opportunity 
Concerned you don’t meet every requirement? Research has shown that many people only apply to jobs when they feel they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. At Irving Consumer Products, we are focused on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, appreciated and encouraged to contribute fully. If you are interested in this position but are concerned you may not fit the requirements perfectly, we would encourage you to still apply. You might be exactly who we’re looking for with this role or others we have available!


Please apply online at https://careers.jdirving.com/. 


For further details, please contact Recruitment at icprecruitment@irvingconsumerproducts.com  


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


To learn more about our products and services, click here.  


Irving Consumer Products is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


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