Manager, Technical support, Sourcing Fibers

Application period ends: 2018-03-26
Business Area / Global Function Other
Country France
Location Pont Eveque
Reports to: Romain BALDI, Head of Sourcing Fibers
Position description: > To support the implementation of the fiber sourcing strategy globally
> To maximize fiber suppliers value to A-M by leveraging their technical / R&D / innovation capabilities
> Act as key technical interface between fiber sourcing team and its stakeholders
> To ensure legality of wood by applying dedicated due diligence procedure established at group level
> To assess the sustainability credentials of annual and synthetic fibers
Main responsibilities • Support implementation of Fiber Sourcing Strategy in cooperation with internal stakeholders:
-Responsible for supporting TCO reduction initiatives: qualification of new supplier/grade, optimization of fiber recipe in term of cost, process efficiency and product quality
-Responsible for identifying and qualifying back-up supplier / grade to ensure security of supply
-Responsible for managing / following-up technical activities in AM mills globally
-Participation to the supplier segmentation / selection process

• Maximize fiber supplier value to AM:
-Management of technical project/activity portfolio with fiber suppliers
-Responsible for bringing innovation from fiber suppliers to A-M business: involvement in new product development, new technology…
-Responsible for setting KPI’s with our suppliers to make sure they contribute to A-M success

• Key technical interface with fiber sourcing stakeholders:
-AM mills globally and Corporate R&D for technical matters in relation with fibers
-Fiber suppliers to discuss technical activities with A-M
-Internal stakeholders in fiber legality procedure, forest certification matters.

• In charge for ensuring fiber legality and sustainability:
-Responsible for collecting supply chain information from our pulp suppliers
-Responsible for performing risk assessment according to A-M procedure in place and to make a proposal for supplier risk level
-Responsible for making both risk assessment and supplier information available in a dedicated SharePoint and to maintain it up to date

• In cooperation with the corporate sustainability function develop and coordinate, with third parties, approaches to sustainability assessment of annual and synthetic fibers
Qualifications: > At least 3 years in a technical role related to paper and/or nonwovens media
> Good knowledge of the main fiber used in A-M: pulp, synthetic fibers, annual fibers
> Good understanding of A-M production processes: papermaking, refining, nonwovens…
> Good communication skills and ability to network
> High level of proficiency in English (Written and spoken)
> Good understanding of Forest Certification schemes (FSC, PEFC…)
> Travels required to A-M plant and suppliers (≈30%)

More information: For more information regarding the position, please contact Romain BALDI
+33 (0)6 75 50 72 56