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Director, Technical Marketing

Reference ID: 1166
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

Canfor Pulp Limited includes the Northwood Pulp Mill, Prince George Pulp & Paper Mill, Intercontinental Pulp Mill, Taylor BCTMP Mill and Pulp & Paper Marketing Group in Vancouver.

At Canfor Pulp we strive to understand our customers’ technical requirements and develop new products and new ways of using fibre. These objectives are vital if we are to remain globally competitive. Supporting our customers’ technical challenges is fundamental to the long-term success of our company and that of our customers.

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Sustainability, Technical Services and Innovation and working closely with Canfor Pulp sales and marketing team and the mill’s customer service and operations teams, this role will be an integral part of providing technical services to the customers and will lead new product development initiatives by:
  • Providing technical leadership in support of the group mission "to be the supplier of choice of premium reinforcing pulps"

  • Support Canfor’s Premium Reinforcement Pulp (PRP) market position through delivery of the TEMAP program including optimization of PRP for customers (LC refining, paper properties assessment, product development).

  • Setting and managing the technical marketing program for the pulp and paper product lines

  • Applying your ability to work closely with our internal and external customers to optimize product performance

  • Becoming actively involved in the product management of the technical attributes of our pulp and paper products.

You will also represent Canfor in various external collaborative product development initiatives.

Required Skills
Your credentials include an advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in an engineering or science discipline relevant to pulp and paper, combined with at least 10 years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry. A strong ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical people is important, as is a willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

All interested and qualified applicants are invited to apply on-line by no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14th, 2016.

To be considered for this position, please apply today. There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Vancouver, BC

Grand, green and clean, Vancouver is a piece of perfection on the southern coast of British Columbia. The city of Vancouver is both a natural beauty and a progressive urban centre, peppered with beaches, green spaces and glimmering glass towers that reach from sea to sky. Vancouver has one of Canada’s mildest climates, allowing days to be devoted to outdoor pursuits, health and wellness. Once night falls on the city however, a very different scene pulses to life with options for laughter or libation, cuisine or culture, and action or entertainment. Vancouver boasts countless choices for culturally diverse, world-class cuisine, a flourishing cocktail scene and an inventory of arts and entertainment events.

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Posted: November 8, 2016
Closes:January 7, 2017
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Canfor is a story of people; about how two entrepreneurs created an enterprise that grew from a modest beginning to become one of Canada's major forest products companies. Canfor is the leading Can...