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Business Technical Director - Liquid Packaging Business

Company Name:
Weyerhaeuser
This position is part of Cellulose Fibers segment and reports to the VP of the Liquid Paper Board (LPB) business. The LPB business is comprised of 1 manufacturing site in Longview, WA producing over 300,000 tons of coated and uncoated Liquid Paper Board for customers throughout the world.
This position is a key part of the LPB technical team that leads the effort to build and execute the strategy of mix migration and margin enhancement. The successful applicant will work closely with the LPB business, sales, customers, and mill manufacturing teams to execute the team's goals. The postion is based in the Longview, Washington Liquid packaging Board manufacturing faciltiy
Key Functions:
1. Lead the New Product Development process, including
o Development of margin lift goals & performance
o Opportunity Identification - prioritize,
o Manage interface with customer, technical/R&D, and manufacturing
o Trial coordination
2. Customer/Technical interface: specification management, lead/support/advise on quality problems, address customer inquiries, environmental reporting, status updates on fiber certification & labeling
3. Coordinate business/mill technical improvements: capital project support, priority setting, continuous improvement
4. Product Safety manager: FDA & JHSOPA compliance, customer inquiries on regulatory requirements, Safety Data Sheet owner, monitoring of emerging regulations in applicable markets.
5. Business Development: identification of new markets, geographies, and process changes to enhance margin.
6. Intellectual Property Manager: coordinate with legal counsel on Non-Disclosure agreements, invention notices & patent activity.
About Our Cellulose Fibers Business
Our customers are expanding all over the globe, and we're growing with them. We're a leader in manufacturing fluff pulp for absorbent products, but that's not all. We also seek new markets for using cellulose fibers in unique and unexpected ways, such as textiles and plastics. This team operates with excellence while pushing for creative solutions to meet tomorrow's needs.
About Weyerhaeuser
We grow trees and make forest products that improve lives in fundamental ways. Our wood products are used to build homes, where families are sheltered and raised. Our cellulose fibers are used to make diapers and other hygiene products that keep people clean and healthy. We innovate to use trees in products you may not expect, such as fabric, plastics and energy. We're serious about safety, focused on performance and proud of what we do. In every corner of our company, you'll find talented people who care about each other, the communities where we operate, and the planet we all share.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to join us as we work together to grow a truly great company for our shareholders, customers and employees.
Requirements:
Candidate of choice will need to have strong, leadership capabilities and proven interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse cross section of technical & business stakeholders.
He or she will need to have high energy, be result-oriented and be well organized with strong communications, negotiation and analytical skills.
A positive can-do attitude, enthusiasm and willingness to learn about a large complex system is also required.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Liquid Paper Board/Cellulose Fibers industry, mills, markets, customers and products is preferred with working knowledge of mill operations and financial systems.
BA or BS degree in engineering or paper technology or business related area is required with MSc preferred.
This role requires some travel.
/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans./
Job: Engineering, Science, & Architecture
Title: Business Technical Director - Liquid Packaging Business
Location: WA-Longview
Requisition ID: 01009109

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