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Product Development Manager in Mississauga at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Job Description

Kruger Products L.P. is most well known as the leading manufacturer and distributor of Canada’s leading Tissue Brands (including Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®’, SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and Embassy®) for both the consumer and away from home markets, but we’re quickly becoming known as one of Canada’s best places to work as well.

We are leaders in our communities, leaders in sustainability, and leaders in connecting with our consumers. Our headquarters is in Mississauga, ON, but we proudly have nearly 2,600 employees spread across seven manufacturing plants in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and Tennessee. Our publically-traded entity, KP Tissue Inc., is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol KPT. We recently acquired Metro Paper Industries to continue to build on our leadership position in the industry.  

Our majority shareholder, Kruger Inc., is a Canadian-based manufacturing company in a variety of other industry sectors including renewable energy, publication papers, forest products, paperboard and packaging, wines and spirits, and recycling.

We know our people are our greatest competitive advantage, and we strive to help them grow, succeed, innovate, and make our company even better each and every day.

Better yet, we are now looking for qualified candidates to join our growing team!

WHAT YOU WILL DO 

Manage and complete product development projects with proper due diligence in a timely manner to ensure the efficient launch of new products to the market. This position will report directly to the Corporate Director of Product Development.  

  • Respond to project requests in a clear and concise manner with due diligence in all functional areas including Technology, logistics, sales, marketing, manufacturing, and finance to be reviewed through the AIM process
  • Manage assigned project portfolio such that the projects get completed in a timely manner to meet the business need
  • Gain a thorough understanding of manufacturing capabilities of KPLP mills to assess viability for new products
  • Develop knowledge in product costing, P&Ls, and financial analysis to be able to build business case/justification for new products and associated capital
  • Provide continuous improvement suggestions to enhance the efficiency of the PD Group
  • Keep up to date with competitive products to make suggestions to improve the performance of KPLP products vs. competition
  • Maintain accuracy of databases related to new products
  • Participate in trials and R&D programs to enhance technical knowledge in papermaking and converting
  • Be able to fill-in for the PD Director as needed with duties such as:
    a) Conduct and Chair the project-review/Gate review meetings
    b) Oversee/manage work-load of the PD group to ensure that projects get completed on-time and with due diligence 

 

WHAT WILL YOU BRING 

  • Technical Degree e.g. Engineering
  • Ability to work under pressure and be able to manage several projects concurrently
  • Be able to adapt quickly and respond to urgent business priorities
  • Project management
  • Detailed analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to details
  • Efficient time management
  • Ability to interact well at all levels of the organization
  • Effective and efficient communication skills

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU 

  • Great People: You will be part of the Kruger Products team
  • Great Company: Kruger Products has been named one of GTA’s Top Employers for the past six consecutive years as well, named Forbes 2018 Canada's Best Employers. 

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under KPLP’s Accessibility Policy and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan - 1.04.33.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.