Build your Career with Norbord

General Manager – Huguley, AL

Mar 29, 2019

Excellent people make excellent business

Norbord is a leading international manufacturer of wood-based panels and the global leader for oriented strand board (OSB). Our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business. We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the front of manufacturing excellence. At Norbord, we are committed to the development of a world class safety culture.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following opportunity:


Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the General Manager is accountable for the safe manufacturing of quality OSB that meets our customer expectations, at maximum efficiency, while developing organizational capability.  Areas of accountability include, but are not limited to, the following:  Safety, Production, Quality, Process Control, Maintenance, Human Resources, Cost, Forecasting and Budgeting.

Job duties to include:

  • Creating and fostering a world class safety culture while managing people, capital, material and time resources to yield the greatest productivity and profit possible while maintaining product quality, customer service, consistency, and longevity of the operation
  • Developingand managing realistic operating, capital and long-range plans that reduce cost and increase productivity achieving operational excellence
  • Focusing on cost management and the strategic procurement of fiber, resin, energy and labor
  • Planning and implementing process improvements to reduce costs, maximize efficiency and improve quality
  • Maintaining optimum staffing levels while developing team capability
  • Managing and maintaining a positive and respectful work environment where team members actively contribute to our success
  • Assuring environmental compliance
  • Managing the effectiveness of management team; ensuring ongoing coaching and development, communicating expectations, fostering teamwork
  • Ensuring adequate succession planning and building capability

An ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Wood Science or other relevant education and a minimum of five years’ experience at a plant leadership level, preferably in the wood products industry.  They must also show a proven knowledge of manufacturing methods and process improvement.  Top candidates can demonstrate proactive enthusiastic leadership with a history of building, developing, and maintaining strong teams.  Candidate must have a high degree of business acumen and strong technical skills balanced by the exceptional interpersonal and communication skills needed to motivate their team.

At Norbord, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package

Interested candidates should send their letter of application and current resume to:


Mail:      Norbord Inc.
Attention:  Human Resources Manager
Box 49307
453-595 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1L3

Fax:    604 661 3201