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Title:  Production Control Manager

Requisition ID:  18557-159

Charlotte, NC, US, 28134

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Under general guidance, plans, directs and schedules production efficiently to include material, people, and equipment to produce and deliver quality cartons on time. This person will also be responsible to manage inventory flow through the manufacturing operation and assist Plant Manager in daily operations of facilities.

Job Functions:

  • Maintain and control plant finished goods, raw materials, and corrugated inventories.
  • Interacts with Customer Service and Sales regarding incoming orders.
  • Oversees Shipping/Receiving, Production Control Administrative employees to include the Plant Scheduler.
  • Communicate with Plant Manager regarding the necessary equipment and materials to run product.
  • Insure production schedule meets customer shipment requirements.
  • Maintain corporate goals of Safety, COV, and Productivity (NLF/NSPSH).
  • Interaction with accounting to evaluate variances with the manufacturing process.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements operating policies and ensures the application of such policies.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with all departments of the plant in establishing and carrying out responsibilities.
  • Manages employees by establishing performance goals, allocating resources, and assessing performance.
  • Provides leadership directed at continuous improvement in safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Provides leadership and direction to production management and employees to continuously improve quality, reduce waste and increase throughput.
  • Assists and supports plant manager in all aspects.
  • Drive the LEAN Sigma process throughout the facility, improving organization, housekeeping, and inventory levels of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Serve as the Plant Champion focusing efforts on continual improvement and process change.
  • Drive overall plant performance and compliance with quality standards.

 Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field; a minimum of 3-5 years of management/leadership experience in a folding carton packaging industry or similar manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Foresight, creativity, sense of urgency, and good organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Technical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Internet skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
  • Experience with managing a non-union environment.


  • Action Oriented / Drive for Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Perseverance
  • Planning and Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Composure
  • Decision Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Total Work Systems
  • Approachability
  • Managerial Courage
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Written Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may exceed standard threshold limits necessitating the need for hearing protection.

Personal Protective Equipment (hearing protection, safety glasses, and safety shoes) is required.  Other PPE may be required for specific tasks,

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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