• Paper Support One

  • Connecting Paper Executives

  • Working in paper since 1995

  • Specialized in the knowledge axis

  • Always seeking smart solutions

About us

Proudly serving the industry since 1995

Paper Support One is an executive search agency solely focused on the paper, board and tissue industry in Europe. Founded in 1995, we have been servicing many multinationals in the industry. Our focus is on the recruitment of candidates in the knowledge axis: job positions for which specific industry knowledge is essential e.g. operations, production, technology, etc. We have developed and maintained a vast network among professionals in the industry. This gives us the capability to quickly identify potential solutions for your organisation. Because in the end, we understand that a paper mill needs to keep running and time is of the essence.

Sole focus on the paper industry

Expertise in knowledge axis

Streamlined recruitment process

Success rate of 95 %

Our services

A solution for every problem

Executive search

Executive search is the foundation of our business. Over the years, our consultants have helped numerous paper and board companies build their management teams. We focus on job positions which require specific industry knowledge, like Mill Directors, Operations managers, Production-, Maintenance-, Engineering- and Technology managers. With deep industry and functional knowledge, we help you find the right person for the job and together we will have a lasting impact on your organisation. Due to our focus on the paper industry, our network amongst industry-professionals is unmatched in the business.

Interim management

We can supply interim managers to take over for a specific period of time or to contribute a particular type of expertise that an organisation lacks, perhaps only temporarily. Our interim managers can for example assist your organisation when facing a reorganisation or striking out on a different course. Most importantly, our managers add value to your organisation on a broad spectrum of issues, such as management of operations, change, maintenance, etc. We have a group of approximately twenty experienced managers working interim management assignments. All of our managers have numerous years of relevant work experience in the paper industry.

Graduate programs

Attracting young talent is essential for your future planning. Paper Support One has a track record in recruiting young talents for the industry. In Europe only a few universities provide Master Degrees for Paper and Packaging technology. In the past years we have built up a good relationship with those universities. We know exactly how to approach the graduates and we are well-connected with the student associations. We are able to recruit Master Degree students with an education background in the knowledge axis of the paper industry. Matches are based on competences, culture fit, management potential and ambition.

Meet our team

The people behind Paper Support One

Pim van Meeuwen

Managing Director

Pim van Meeuwen

Managing Director

M: +31 6 532 65511
E: pim.van.meeuwen@papersupportone.com

Josy Martens

Researcher

Josy Martens

Researcher

M: +31 43 326 08 00
E: josy.martens@papersupportone.com

Our clients

Job positions

Process Improvement Manager – Eerbeek – The Netherlands

Introduction The Process Improvement Manager is reporting directly to the Operations Manager and responsible for the implementation, innovation and adaption of new technologies that improve efficiency, output, reduce costs, improve quality or give competitive advantage. Organization DJP-DE HOOP is located in Eerbeek, the Netherlands and produces 400,000 tonnes of new paper entirely out of recycled […]

European Manufacturing Trainee programme – Europe

Introduction The two year European Manufacturing Trainee Programme has the purpose to grow manufacturing talents for the Sappi mills. Organization Headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), Sappi Europe is the leading European producer of coated graphic paper as well as packaging and speciality papers with 10 mills, 15 sales offices and 5,500 employees. You can find more […]

Operational Exellence Manager – Lucca (Italy)

Introduction The Operational Excellence Manager works with all levels of the organisation to identify, structure & deliver improvements, and implement a ‘Lean Way of Working’; that sustainably enhances local organisational performance. Supporting deployment & delivery of Strategic Objectives Identifying improvement opportunities Shaping & structuring improvement plans/projects and driving their implementation Improving process standards & application […]

Central Lean Manager – Amsterdam (The Netherlands / UK (home base)

Introduction The Central Lean Manager – shapes, drives & develops implementation of the DS Smith Operating Model (OPOM)  Organization DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years the organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise. Today, they […]

Product Development Manager – HQ / Mills / Sales Offices

Introduction The Product Development manager has the overall coordination responsibility of creating and introducing new products to the market. He/She drives new products development by bench-marking competition by gathering business intelligence on customer needs and trends. Lead research and development activities with external partners (R&D Centers, Universities, etc.) and experts. Organization RDM Group is the […]

Sales Manager DACH / BENELUX – Home Office

Introduction The Sales Manager is in charge of selling the RDM WLC product portfolio in the DACH/BENELUX area of reference to the portfolio customers and/or to the new customers. He/she defines and implements the Sales Region business strategy in accordance with objectives of economic profitability and the general strategy determined by the Regional Sales Director. […]

Sales Director France – Home Office

Introduction The Sales Director is in charge of selling the RDM product portfolio in France. He/she defines and implements the company’s business strategy in accordance with objectives of economic profitability and the general strategy determined by the Sales Director. He/she strictly collaborates with the Mills to assure achieving the P&L budget results. He/she gives market […]

Production Shiftleader – Maastricht, The Netherlands

Introductie Als Production Shiftleader zal jij na een inwerk- en opleidingsperiode leiding geven aan een team van 25 medewerkers in een volcontinu diensten rooster waarbij jij zorgdraagt voor de dagelijkse operatie van de papierproductie in termen van kwantiteit, kwaliteit en kosten. Over de werkgever Sappi Europe SA is de grootste producent van Europa van coated […]

Production Shiftleader (junior) – Maastricht, The Netherlands

Introductie Als Production Shiftleader zal jij na een intensieve inwerk- en opleidingsperiode leiding geven aan een team van 25 medewerkers in een volcontinu diensten rooster waarbij jij zorgdraagt voor de dagelijkse operatie van de papierproductie in termen van kwantiteit, kwaliteit en kosten. Over de werkgever Sappi Europe SA is de grootste producent van Europa van […]

Strategic CAPEX Technology Manager – Home Office

Introduction The purpose of the role is to ensure alignment with corporate goals and delivery of major capital projects according to business case assumption or better. The job holder will ensure corporate standards are implemented and improved, develops synergies from the learnings to improve for later projects, and documents best practise. Organization DS Smith is […]

Project Manager Paper Machine CAPEX projects – Gratkorn, Austria

Introduction Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in over 150 countries. Formed in 1936 in South Africa, Sappi established itself in Europe through a series of acquisitions that started in the 1990’s in the UK, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. Our […]

Project Manager PULP CAPEX projects – Gratkorn, Austria

Introduction Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in over 150 countries. Formed in 1936 in South Africa, Sappi established itself in Europe through a series of acquisitions that started in the 1990’s in the UK, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. Our […]

Project Manager ENERGY CAPEX projects – Gratkorn, Austria

Introduction Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions to its customers in over 150 countries. Formed in 1936 in South Africa, Sappi established itself in Europe through a series of acquisitions that started in the 1990’s in the UK, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. Our […]

Operational Excellence Manager – Bridgend (UK)

Introduction The OPEX manager supports selected mills to deliver the expected results by working on the implementation of the ManEx initiatives according to the Mill priorities and building the capability in the operational teams.Together with the Mill Manager drives and monitors the implementation of the Manufacturing Excellence behaviour, modules and systems within the mill, e.g. […]

Operational Exellence Manager – Aschaffenburg, Germany

Introduction The Operational Excellence Manager works with all levels of the organisation to identify, structure & deliver improvements, and implement a ‘Lean Way of Working’; that sustainably enhances local organisational performance. Supporting deployment & delivery of Strategic Objectives Identifying improvement opportunities Shaping & structuring improvement plans/projects and driving their implementation Improving process standards & application of […]

Productie Manager – Lanaken

Organization Lanaken Mill in Belgium produces a variety of pulp and high-quality coated fine papers. Lanaken Mill, situated on the Albert Canal in north-eastern Belgium, is an integrated mill that produces chemi thermo-mechanical pulp (CTMP) on the basis of sawmill waste and tree prunings from durable forest maintenance. That way the mill is over 60% […]

Central Lean Manager – Amsterdam (The Netherlands / Kemsley (UK)

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The Central Lean Manager – shapes, drives & develops implementation of the DS Smith Operating Model (OPOM)  Organization DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years the organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise. Today, they […]

Regional Sales Director Benelux / DACH – Home Office

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The Sales Director is in charge of selling the RDM product portfolio in the Benelux / DACH region. He/she defines and implements the company’s business strategy in accordance with objectives of economic profitability and the general strategy determined by the Regional Sales Director. He strictly collaborates with the Mills to assure achieving the P&L […]

Health & Safety Manager Benelux – Oosterhout – Nederland

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Als Health & Safety Manager Benelux heb je de unieke kans om invloed te hebben op veiligheid in de productie van de gehele Benelux-regio met meerdere vestigingen. Je ondersteunt de CEO Benelux en het lokale management om in lijn met het beleid van Smurfit Kappa Group en beleid Europese H&S-beleid te werken. Hierbij ontwikkel je lokale standaarden en  […]

Supply Chain IT Solutions Manager – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The role of IT Solution Manager owns building strategic IT capabilities with internal and external suppliers, including technical design and delivery of innovative and effective solutions that enables transformation, and the embedding of high levels of service qualities in all systems and processes owned within the Supply Chain Domain. This role is responsible for […]

European Management Graduate Programme – Recycling Division – Caerphilly, Wales (UK)

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction DS Smith is committed to developing talent across all levels of the organisation. To help us continue to run the successful business DS Smith is today, we invest a significant amount of time, effort and attention in our graduates – who we see as our future leaders. Organization DS Smith is a leading provider […]

European Management Graduate Programme – Paper Division – Kemsley, United Kingdom

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction DS Smith is committed to developing talent across all levels of the organisation. To help us continue to run the successful business DS Smith is today, we invest a significant amount of time, effort and attention in our graduates – who we see as our future leaders. Organization DS Smith is a leading provider […]

European Management Graduate Programme – Paper Division – Lucca, Italy

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction DS Smith is committed to developing talent across all levels of the organisation. To help us continue to run the successful business DS Smith is today, we invest a significant amount of time, effort and attention in our graduates – who we see as our future leaders. Organization DS Smith is a leading provider […]

European Management Graduate Programme – Paper Division – Viana, Portugal

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction DS Smith is committed to developing talent across all levels of the organisation. To help us continue to run the successful business DS Smith is today, we invest a significant amount of time, effort and attention in our graduates – who we see as our future leaders. Organization DS Smith is a leading provider […]

Group Engineering Manager – The Netherlands

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction In this new role, the Group Engineering Manager’s primary objective is to lead and direct the efforts of the central and regional engineering teams towards building World Class capabilities in maintenance and Capex deployment across the group Organization Solidus has an operating footprint across the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom […]

H&S manager – Madrid

This position has succesfully been filled

Information Pim van Meeuwen+ 31 43 326 08 00 Application Pim van Meeuwen+ 31 43 326 08 00

Group Manager Technical Customer Support – Home office or Mill in Europe

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The Manager Technical Customer Service has the overall coordination responsibility of the technical customer service for the Board Grades produced by our client mills. Strictly cooperate with the Supply Chain, Sales and Operations organisation in each area, assuring technical support on field applications through a TCS network made of people in mills as well […]

Operational Excellence Manager – Maastricht / Lanaken

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction SPE&i is a transformational journey – which was launched at Sappi in 2016 – that aims to sustainably drive operational excellence by harvesting the potential of every individual in our company. Working within a framework of operational excellence, the journey starts with collating from the teams what runs well and what can be improved. […]

Health & Safety Cluster Advisor – Amsterdam, Linz, Bilbao, Pamplona, Bordeaux, Pitea

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Smurfit Kappa is an industry leader with 350 production sites around the world. Globally, 46,000 are employed in 35 countries. They own approximately 68,000 hectares of forest globally. Their forest estate management is based on sustainable development principles, promoting economic growth, a responsible use of natural resources and fostering social equity. SK provides recycling solutions to ensure […]

Head of Programme Delivery – Amsterdam

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Our client is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and its European HQ is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are looking for a Head of Programme Delivery for the Paper Sourcing division. Function The PS Head of Progam Delivery manages the agreed Delivery Governance Model on behalf of the PS management team. You […]

Senior Intellectual Property Officer – Sappi locations Europe

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction At Sappi Europe, we will continue to consolidate and reinforce our position as one of the world’s leading producers of coated fine paper. To make our dreams come true, we need the right people to share our key employment values: integrity and trust, freedom with responsibility, courage to explore new avenues and personal development. […]

Plant Director – Eerbeek

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction DS Smith Paper De Hoop is gevestigd in Eerbeek (Gelderland) en produceert met ruim 170 medewerkers circa 360.000 ton hoogwaardige pulp op basis van oud papier. Op basis hiervan wordt jaarlijks 360.000 ton verpakkingspapier geproduceerd met name bestemd voor de golfkarton industrie. De productie van papier vindt plaats met behulp van hoogwaardige en zeer […]

Manager Paper Mill – Maastricht, The Netherlands

This position has succesfully been filled

Organization Sappi is a globally renowned company specializing in wood pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions. Located in The Netherlands, Sappi’s Maastricht Mill uses certified, renewable raw materials to produce high-quality products that are completely recyclable. Maastricht Mill is a paper producer that deploys a high-quality production process and continues innovation to create a leading product in […]

Productie Technoloog – Maastricht

This position has succesfully been filled

Introductie Als Productie Technoloog zult u zich in een intensieve opleidingsperiode het productieproces eigen maken. U zult zelfstandig deelprojecten uitvoeren. Hierna volgt een opleidingsperiode tot leidinggevende, waarin u voor een bepaalde periode leiding zal geven aan een team van ongeveer 25 medewerkers. Tijdens deze periode werkt u in een volcontinu dienstenrooster waarbij u zorg draagt […]

European Paper Graduate Programme – Asschaffenburg, Germany

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction International settingThe Paper Graduate Programme will be split across several paper mills in Europe (The Netherlands, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria). By joining the graduate programme, you will be given the opportunity to gain a solid professional experience by working on strategic projects and develop your management skills. Your position allows […]

Operations manager – The Netherlands

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Oversees all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensure policies and procedures are followed. Develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality, and productivity. Interacts with senior management to assure all financial and KPI targets are met and that kaizen is continuous.  Provide overall leadership and management of plant personnel […]

Head of Capex procurement – Amsterdam

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The role as Head of Capex Procurement relates to the capital investment projects across the Paper division. The role exists to secure the necessary cost/quality-based choice of suppliers to Capex projects in close corporation with the project management team and the relevant divisional and group functions (Legal, Asset Management, Health & Safety etc.). The […]

Paper Sales Director – Home office

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The Sales Director is responsible for the development and the implementation of the Paper sales strategy both internally and with external customers. Our client has the aim to be the ‘Supplier of Choice’ both internally and with external customers. Working closely with the Paper and Paper Sourcing MD and the Mills, to maximise the […]

Director Operations Europe – Home base OR Brussels

This position has succesfully been filled

Organization Our Client The Paper Division operates a European wide network of mills, sales offices and logistics depots and employ 2.000 people across Europe. Our client has 10 paper mills across Europe, strategically located near raw material sources and her customers. The annual production output of our client is around 3.4 million tonnes of corrugated […]

European Manufacturing Trainee (m/f) – Europe

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction For a leading international paper company with mills in Europe, USA and South Africa we are looking for top technical talent.  Function Purpose of the job: the two year European Management Trainee Programme has the purpose to develop future managers. It consists of two or more multidisciplinary assignments which can be situated in different […]

Contact details

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    Paper Support One
    Fort Willemweg 13
    6219 PA MAASTRICHT
    The Netherlands

    T: +31 (0)43 326 08 00