Title:  Production Control Manager

Requisition ID:  4303

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Position Purpose:

To ensure production is scheduled efficiently and material, people and equipment are available to produce and deliver quality cartons on time.  Manage inventory flow throughout the manufacturing operation.


Job Functions:

  • Control costs to meet annual budget requirements
  • 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, Plant Scheduler
  • Communicate with Operations Manager regarding the necessary equipment and materials to run product
  • Ensure production schedule meets customer shipment needs
  • Maintain Corporate goals of Safety, COV, and Productivity (NLF / NSPSH)
  • Interaction with accounting to evaluate variances within the manufacturing process
  • Support Six Sigma projects as necessary
  • Directly involved in responsibilities /actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs
  • In the absence of Production Control Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to Plant Scheduler or Operations Manager
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe floors or noncompliance to SQF related procedures
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required
  • Reporting of any customer complaints to persons responsible to enter into GPI's Customer Complaint system for root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action taken
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF.
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation


Job Specifications:

  • BA degree in Business Management or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience within folding carton industry or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent Written, Verbal, and Communication Skills
  • Proficient Computer Skills in MS Office
  • Superior Management/Leadership Skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills



Pay Range:   $79,740.00 - $106,290.00


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.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith