Clearwater Paper Corporation

  • Organizational Development Manager

    Req No.
    Location : Location
    Legal/Human Resources/Administrative
  • 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. 


    The Organizational Development Manager is responsible for leading the design and implementation of organization development programs and activities throughout the business. The role works closely with business and HR leadership to assess needs and implement solutions in the areas of leadership development, professional development, talent management, performance management, and change management. This position is both strategic and action-oriented, influencing the direction of the organization while personally driving programs and initiatives.


    Key Accountabilities:

    • Leadership and Professional Development Programs:
      • Leads the development, implementation, and execution of formal leadership and professional development activities across the operating divisions and support functions:
        o Conduct needs assessment loops with business and functional leaders
        o Designs program frameworks to meet leadership development needs with alignment to Clearwater Paper competencies and core values
        o Selects and/or designs materials for seminars and development activities
        o Executes development activities through personal facilitation of events and close partnership with field and corporate HR teams on train-the-trainer sessions
        o Identify tools and assessments to measure participant progress
    • Performance Management:
      • Lead the performance management process and optimizes processes and systems for annual performance management cycle:
        o Leads the start-to-finish execution including planning, communication, and reporting for process
        o Continually works to optimize the process. Partners closely across HR team to plan and execute improvement projects
    • Change Management:
      • Acts as subject matter expert in change management tools and approaches
        o Develop a suite of change management tools, concepts, and approaches to support change initiatives at the individual, team, and organizational level
        o Partner closely with business and project leaders to design and implement change approaches to ensure effectiveness and desired impact of change
        o Teach and consult to proactively build change management skills across the organization
    • Organizational Development Platforms and Vendors:
      • Coordinate vendor management and expenditures for companywide non-technical training platforms (DDI, CEB, etc.)
      • Provide LMS (DES) reporting support for companywide training, Coach assigned client groups on execution of company annual compliance requirements
      • Support the execution of national training initiatives (i.e. Competency, Interview)


    • Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrixed and highly collaborative environment to influence change and core processes
    • Confidence in dealing with ambiguity; bringing different perspectives to light and rallying others to aligned goals and objectives
    • High degree of business curiosity; quick learner with a proactive and agile mindset
    • Optimistically looks toward future for opportunities to innovate and improve
    • Strong facilitation and teaching skills in both classroom and digital environment
    • Ability to gather data, analyse and interpret data, and set action plans based on the analysis
    • Strong ability to evaluate and build training content to address a defined learning need
    • Understanding of change management and ability to teach and apply change management concepts and tools
    • Ability to manage projects and interface directly with external vendors to accomplish defined objectives
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand the organizational impact in decision making; see the big picture and distil it into action plans
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Able to think strategically and act tactically; hands on


    Required education and related experience:

     Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Labor Relations, Business Administration or related field required. 
     Advanced degree preferred. 
     3-5 years of training and development experience required
     2-4 years of progressively increasing experience in performing wide range of HR generalist duties preferred
     Experience in training vendor management experience desired but not required
     Experience in a manufacturing organization, including both union and non-union environments, is preferred.
     CPLP, SHRM- CP/SCP or PHR preferred but not required

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

    • • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal development through continuing education, coaching and developing others
      • Highly adept performing at a fast pace communicating and collaborating across multiple stakeholders
      • Confident and proficient in navigating in an automated environment with proficiency in MS Office Suite, multiple business intelligence databases

    Illustrative Functions:

    • • Office environment; with limited exposure to manufacturing production mill environment—hot, dusty, humid, noisy, various environmental exposures
      • Some eye fatigue due to computer use and sitting for extended periods of time
      • Up to 40% domestic travel

    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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