Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Logistics and Production Scheduler

    Req No.
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) is a $1.7B company that manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, and bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing and converting locations across the nation. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and development—all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success. 


    At Manchester Industries, A Clearwater Paper Companywe provide unparalleled service and the best solutions in Paperboard Sales, Sheeting, and Distribution.  Since 1978 we have helped our customers meet the daily demands of the commercial printing, publishing, point of purchase display, specialty packaging, and folding carton industries.


    Through innovation and continual improvement in precision converting technology, we provide prime paperboard grades from leading mills to paper merchants and packaging companies. The goal of Manchester Industries is to provide an exceptional service platform with our staff of committed employees.  Through working with customers and suppliers together, we are able to find profitable and proficient solutions in this ever-changing marketplace.


    The Scheduler and Logistics Manager is responsible for scheduling orders in an efficient manner considering material utilization and machine efficiencies. The Scheduler and Logistics Manager is responsible for the movement of out-bound distribution to our customers in such a manner that meets or exceeds their expectations by utilizing the best value transportation providers.  This position must possess the ability to initiate and implement procedures based on the business plan.


    Scheduling of Operations

    • Communicate with Customer Service, Production, Inventory Control, and Logistics:
    • Available production time, paper arrival, specific shipping times
    • Status of production
    • Build and maintain the schedule
    • Notify Shift Supervisors of possible problems/issues in upcoming schedule
    • Select available sheeted stock
    • Select best fit roll-size taking into consideration number of outs and drops
    • Run like board types and setups together
    • Include any necessary notes or messages pertaining to orders
    • Create job packets

    Logistics & Distribution

    • Organize the daily flow of shipments for cost effective, timely deliveries, pool, LTL, T/L and expedited
    • Gathers competitive carrier pricing and other pertinent transportation information and report it to management; makes recommendations regarding negotiations with carriers for approval
    • Maintains carrier contracts providing price protection among other rules of commerce
    • Responsible for timely and accurate shipping documents
    • Continuously improve methods and procedures that will improve the distribution function
    • Furnish various reports to management to evaluate freight costing procedures
    • Prepares KPI reports, maintains dashboards and reporting mechanisms, insuring accuracy and timely reporting
    • File freight claims in a manner to protect our interests
    • Negotiate, purchase and maintain inventories of production supplies
    • Negotiate, purchase and maintain inventories of internal and external skid order requirements

    Leadership and Problem Solving

    • Applies problem solving principles in assignments, projects and solution selections ensuring optimization of processes and problem resolution.
    • Applies knowledge base in Lean concepts, with a demonstrated ability to effectively participate in problem solving activities to drive continuous improvements in area of responsibility. May occasionally lead problem solving groups. 
    • Advises management of all issues that may inhibit expected job performance
    • Acts in a manner consistent with company values and attitudes
    • Must be able to maintain security of pricing information, carrier rates and other pertinent information


    Required education and related experience:

    • Logistics Degree or minimum 5 years equivalent work experience in the logistics field strongly preferred
    • A demonstrated understanding of the transportation industry and the ability to negotiate with carriers strongly preferred
    • Verifiable experience with the use of transportation tracking and scheduling tools strongly preferred


    Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

    • STRONGLY DESIRED:  Prior demonstrated experience in scheduling production/mfg areas to meet business demand
    • STRONGLY DESIRED:  Prior working experience with the following sheeting/cutting technologies:
      • Jagenberg, Synchro
      • Marquip, Sheet Runner
      • Syebold, Guillotine or Ream Cutter
    • Strong detail-orientation required, with high degrees of accuracy
    • A working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office products – Intermediate Excel skills strongly desired
    • Strong organizational, communication skills written and oral
    • Work well in a team environment
    • Positive attitude
    • Ability to speak and understand English

    Essential Illustrative Functions:

    • Some mental, visual, physical fatigue from computer terminal use.
    • Mix of office and manufacturing plant environments.
    • Frequent presence in manufacturing environment involving high-speed equipment, high noise levels, heat, and cold and mill environments.
    • Ability to sit for most of an 8 hour shift
    • 45+ hours/week
    • Occasional extra hours to meet work demands
    • Lifting & bending, may climb stairs, walk on uneven flooring, prolonged sitting



    Each and every one of our employees contributes to the success of our company by showing up every day with a commitment to improving ourselves, the company and our communities.


    Find out from our employees what they like about working for Clearwater Paper.




    What do you like most about working at Clearwater Paper?
    I enjoy how the people at Clearwater Paper focus on being great. We do not settle for mediocrity. We work hard to continue to make the company better, even though it is already a great place to work.

    What do you like most about working in your department or function?
    The company has given me the opportunity to serve as the sustainability representative for my location—Lewiston, Idaho. In this capacity, I have had the chance to work with employees companywide and interact with the Avista Technical Advisory Committee and represent the company by speaking at site-wide meetings and external industry conferences. The company also has provided excellent mentoring experiences and opportunities for me to professionally develop and become more knowledgeable in my chosen career field.


    At Clearwater Paper we are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to communities; Learn more here




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