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Director, Manufacturing Services

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
State/Province:  Maine


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 13,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.  We are a leading global provider of sustainable woodfiber products and solutions. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labelling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.    

Position (job title):  Director, Manufacturing Services 

Department:  Engineering 

Work Site:  SSC South Portland 




The Director, Manufacturing Services is responsible for leadership and management of the activities, services, and organizations that directly support the Manufacturing and Technical segment of SNA’s business.  These include, but are not limited to, capital management, manufacturing support, benchmarking, strategic studies, continuous improvement processes and systems, manufacturing and process reliability, technical services, energy management, risk management and loss prevention support, organizational design and work systems improvements, and competitive analysis.  This position directly supports the needs of the Vice President, Manufacturing and requires a seasoned professional (10+ years desired) in the paper industry with considerable experience in the operational and technical functions of the pulp and paper manufacturing industry with experience at multiple locations and an excellent network of contacts in the industry.  This position is a great opportunity for those that seek to move forward in mill leadership.




  • Continuous Improvement, LSS and problem solving in Manufacturing
  • SNA Platform Process Sponsorship and Leadership
  • Capital Management Process for SNA
  • Manufacturing Representative to Strategic and Benchmarking Activities
  • Risk Management and Internal Audit Support
  • NA Strategic Project Evaluation
  • Global Cluster Leadership and Knowledge Transfer 
  • Implementation of High Performance Organization concept across SNA



Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job. Grade / Reward Level: S5/HRL 20 

HR Contact for Questions:  Kathleen Ann Porazzo 

Contact Information:  2074205374 , 

Domestic Relocation available:  Yes 

Internal candidates: please be aware that your supervisor may be contacted for a reference.

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