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Title:  Supvr., Production II

Requisition ID:  8415-159

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  93

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child’s cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference




The Operations Manager oversees manufacturing processes, coordinates and supervises production supervisors and personnel to meet/exceed the company’s key performance indicators (Safety, Quality, and Productivity).  This includes managing optimal production equipment to produce a product that meets or exceeds our customer’s expectations.  This includes, but not limited to safety, equipment, production and quality, continuous improvement, development and management of its human resources and any other duties as assigned. They understand and align business operations & manufacturing as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.


  • Requisitions material required to meet production goals.


  • Examines items produced to determine if items meet specifications.


  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.


  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.


  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.


  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.


  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.


  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.


  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.


  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.


  • Maintains time and production records.


  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.


  • Sets up machines and equipment.


  • Performs activities of workers supervised.


  • Directly supervises 30-50 employees in the Finishing Dept. carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; this includes interviewing, hiring, training employees, planning, assigning, directing work, appraising performance, rewarding/disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


  • Responsible for the verification of SQF controls and meeting the standards of the SQF requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing setting and experience, preferably in the folding carton industry.
  • Experience working with high volume printing and converting equipment.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year College or University; Mechanical, Engineering or manufacturing discipline preferred.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, successful track record in cost savings initiatives (Safety, Waste, Continuous Improvement)
  • Trained or knowledge of SQF prerequisites including GMP, Food Defense, etc.



  • Computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word and ability to grasp the technical knowledge of all equipment.
  • Knowledge in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to foster teamwork, accept feedback and create a safe & viable work environment.




  • General schedule is M-F assignment; however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics and Values
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Managerial Courage
  • Motivating Others
  • Organizing
  • Organizational Agility
  • Perseverance
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Sizing Up People
  • Strategic Agility
  • Timely Decision Making



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.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.  Please apply at www.graphicpkg.com

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