• 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

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

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 – Home Office

Introduction The Regional Sales Director is in charge of selling the RDM product portfolio in the Benelyx / 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 […]

Vacature Shift Operations Manager – Eerbeek

Over de werkgever DJP-De Hoop BV in Eerbeek is een papierfabriek en produceert 370.000 ton papier per jaar dat geleverd wordt aan de golfkarton-, gipsplaten- en honingraatindustrie. Bij ons zijn 170 collega’s werkzaam waarvan een groot gedeelte in de 5-ploegendienst. De productie van papier vindt plaats met behulp van hoogwaardige, zeer kapitaalintensieve apparatuur voorzien van […]

Manager Stofvoorbereiding – Eerbeek

Introductie De afdeling Stofbereiding is verantwoordelijk voor het leveren van schone papiervezel naar de papiermachines. Binnen de afdeling Stofbereiding werken er circa 17 operators verdeeld over 5 ploegen. Als manager stuur jij deze afdeling aan. Over de werkgever DJP-De Hoop BV in Eerbeek is een papierfabriek en produceert 370.000 ton papier per jaar dat geleverd […]

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% […]

Manager Projectbureau – Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Introductie De Nederlandse papier- en kartonsector is sinds jaar en dag koploper in de energietransitie en realiseerde een aanzienlijke reductie in energie- en waterverbruik. Ook recycling zit in ons dna: we zoeken continu naar nieuwe en betere manieren om meer en meer producten te recyclen en opnieuw als grondstof in te zetten in ons productieproces. […]

Technologist / Projectmanager 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 […]

Manager Process & Quality Management – Lanaken – Belgium

Introduction The Manager PQM is responsible for Process and QualityManagement in the mill. Responsible for quality assurance towards end products,half products, raw materials, operating standards and Quality systems.Optimisation of product quality and process effectiveness.  He/She act as interface in all quality andprocess related questions towards Sales, Marketing, TSS, Purchasing,Production, Finishing and R&D to realise output […]

Technologist / Projectmanager Pulp & Paper 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 […]

Scientist Nanocellulose – Maastricht, The Netherlands

Introduction Sappi is a global diversified woodfibre company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, as well as biomaterials and biochemicals to our direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries. Sappi has over 12,800 employees in over 35 countries and manufacturing operations on three continents. Organization About […]

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 […]

Shift Supervisor Sheet Finshing – Maastricht

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction De shift Supervisor is verantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling en aansturing van zijn team (35 FTE) zodat rollen papier veilig, tijdig, efficiënt en effectief verwerkt worden tot vellen papier. Hiernaast ben jij samen met jouw team verantwoordelijk dat de geproduceerde vellen papier ingepakt (automatisch) en opgeslagen worden voor distributie. Sappi Maastricht produceert 280.000 ton gecoat […]

Production Shift Supervisor – Maastricht

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction De Productie Shift Supervisor isverantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling en aansturing van zijn team (35 FTE) Hijdraagt het SHEQ-beleid uit en ontwikkelt een continuous improvement cultuur.Samen met zijn team is hij verantwoordelijk voor een de realisatie van hetgebudgetteerde tijd, snelheid en bewerking rendement van de afdeling. Opjaarbasis produceert de afdeling 280.000.000 kilo papier. Sappi Maastricht […]

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 […]

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 […]

Directeur Smurfit Kappa Parenco – Renkum / The Netherlands

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Smurfit Kappa Parenco is een papierproducent, gelegen aan de oevers van de Rijn in Renkum. Smurfit Kappa Parenco beschikt over twee papiermachines; PM1 produceert grafische papierproducten en PM2 produceert verpakkingspapier, Fluting en Testliner3. Information Pim van Meeuwen+ 31 43 326 08 00 Application Pim van Meeuwen+ 31 43 326 08 00

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. […]

Manager Maintenance & Utilities (MT Member) – Maastricht

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 […]

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 […]

Shift Supervisor – Maastricht

This position has succesfully been filled

Function Ben jij klaar voor een grote stap in jouw carrière? Mooi! Wij zijn namelijk op zoek naar een Shift Supervisor die veiligheid, team ontwikkeling en proces optimalisatie hoog in het vaandel heeft staan. Heb jij een afgeronde HBO opleiding en minimaal 3 jaar werkervaring als leidinggevende in een productieomgeving? Lees dan snel verder! Hoofdtaken: […]

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 […]

Project director “Greenfield Tissue Paper Mill” – Setif, Algeria

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction Faderco is founded in 1986 and is a family owned company located in Algeria. Today Faderco is a major player in the Algerian personal care industry. The company has achieved a sustained growth over the last 30 years. Faderco’s employs 1600 employees and produce 11 brands in 7 strategic areas. The company owns 4 […]

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 […]

Technology Manager CAPEX Projects – Home office

This position has succesfully been filled

Introduction The role of the techology manager is to improve and support project development & realisation in our mills or during integration of new entities as well as support divisional projects with technical/technological expertise. Furthermore the job holder will enhance and develop synergies via bench-marking and best practice exchange.Areas of important focus are Health & Safety […]

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