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Quality/Value Manager (Stump to Customer)

Background:
At Weyerhaeuser, our most valued resources aren't just the trees and timberlands we oversee. Weyerhaeuser is also a leader in the world's structural frame market with innovative products, systems, and services for use in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications worldwide. We're looking for people who can contribute, grow, think and create! We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards innovation. Our associates are the real reason we've been in business for over 100 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products in the world.
The Philadelphia operation is a large, random length sawmill primarily producing lumber up to 20 feet in length with some specialty related capacity. Our facility is a high-tech manufacturing operation with recent capital upgrades, resulting in top performance. We are committed to providing developmental opportunities for associates who perform and have an engaged interest in career advancement, both within the Philadelphia operation and throughout the company. We have a history of providing diverse leadership opportunities across operations, maintenance, electrical and value/quality management as part of the Philadelphia leadership team.
Philadelphia, MS is located in east central Mississippi and filled with natural beauty and small town charm. Whether you enjoy unique county fairs, resort entertainment, outdoor recreational activities, professional rodeos, golfing, historic landmarks or shopping, Neshoba County and Philadelphia, MS offers the best in recreation, relaxation, and entertainment.
Key Functions:
As the Gate to Gate Quality/Value Manager, you will:
Focus on improving quality, process reliability and optimization throughout the entire mill by maintaining a safe awareness at all times
Act as a liaison between the customer and the plant
Develop and maintaining strong product knowledge base
Interface effectively with other departments and maintaining open lines of communication with stakeholder
Identify customer needs and translate them into specifications for the mill
Have involvement in all aspects of process engineering with a strong emphasis on machine diagnostics and process control
Ensure development and implementation of Optimization systems
Lead productivity & quality improvements based on data analysis using employee teams
Monitor inventory discrepancies on an ongoing basis
Develop special computer reports in support of management needs
Analyze and identify lumber value mix to maximize mill profitability in fulfilling market demand
Be responsible for product procurement and tracking inventory levels to insure product availability
Manage all optimization throughout the mill.
A demonstrated passion for safety and exception leadershipcapacity in improving safety performance
Bachelor's degree with minimum of 2 years quality control/value extraction experience OR High School diploma and equivalent experience(Quality Assurance/wood products/forestry/finance/business)
Strong mathematical and analytical skills
Hands-on experience working with applicable process/productoptimizing systems (e.g. USNR/Newnes Optimization programs/auto-gradingsystems)
Demonstrated ability to define problems, establishes facts,draw valid conclusions and solve problems
Working knowledge of business and financial concepts
Effective in process control applications (spreadsheets,databases)
Demonstrated ability to lead and teach others
Demonstrated self-starter with excellent time managementskills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
Ability to perform well with minimum supervision ordirection
Strong teaming skills and ability to work effectively withindividuals at all levels within the organization
Demonstrated ability to get work done through others anddevelop a strong team that quickly identifies & corrects quality/valueproblems throughout the facility
Excellent written, oral and listening skills
Effective in facilitating and encouraging change management
Strong independent problem-solving, organization and logicalthinking abilities
Willingness to work extended hours, off-shifts and weekendswhen conditions warrant.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Strong background in leading Lean, Six Sigma, 5-S, or othercontinuous improvement initiatives
Knowledge of manufacturing processes used in lumberoperations
Knowledge and ability to utilize programmable logic controllers(e.g. Allen Bradley)
AboutWood Products
We'vebeen delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers formore than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, weoffer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
Formore than a century, we've been building our reputation as a leader insustainable wood products.
About Weyerhaeuser
Wesustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world abetter place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, andproud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across NorthAmerica, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talentedpeople who are passionate about making a difference.
Weknow you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equalopportunity employer. We are committedto taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women,minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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