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Title:  Mgr., Operations II

Requisition ID:  9549-159
Location: 

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Up to 25%
Pay Grade:  96

About Graphic Packaging International LLC:  Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

 

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate.

 

Graphic Packaging is committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

 

Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference.

 

OPPORTUNITY: We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking managerial candidates to join our team as an Operations Manager.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, AFLAC, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   

 

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

Under general guidance, plans, directs and manages production operations of multiple departments to achieve operating goals and objectives consistent with Plant and Division objectives. Supports and assists Plant Manager in daily operations of facilities.

Job Functions:

  • 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; MBA preferred and 5-8 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.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

 

  • 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

 

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL LLC 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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

 


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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.


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.


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