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Title:  Finishing Manager

Requisition ID:  11856-159
Location: 

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

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

Provides leadership to the Finishing Department including supervisors, and production work teams and is a member of the site leadership team reporting to the Plant Manager. Establishes goals and expectations to meet the objectives of the organization.  The Finishing Manager, in conjunction with the team, is responsible for safety, quality, productivity, equipment condition, housekeeping, and financial results.

  • Manages the overall goals of the department in Safety, Quality, and Productivity.
  • Oversees scheduling, material handling issues and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems.
  • Ensures department achieve goals and has responsibility for personnel issues, including required discipline.
  • Provides a communication network between direct reports and upper management.
  • Works with all employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourages and leads department to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices for their benefit. Develops and implements safety procedures and policies with the EH&S Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  • Assures that the department maintains quality standards.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • Strives to have a technical proficiency and understanding of the machinery in the department.
  • Provides assistance to the team in problem resolution and assures that testing and product development is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Works effectively with other department managers to resolve issues and coordinate efforts to achieve stated goals.
  • Provides leadership in full support of GPI’s Mission, Vision and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Shall provide leadership and be fully supportive of all GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities/actions related to Food Safety Programs.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs) and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.

Required Skills

  • The Manager must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organizational skills, and the ability to motivate employees to perform at high levels.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer focused.

Required Experience

  • Previous folding carton experience preferred
  • Degree preferred





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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