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Title:  Printing Manager

Requisition ID:  13687-159
Location: 

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Provides leadership to the supervisory team, production work teams and is a member of the site leadership team reporting to the Plant Manager. Facilitates department meetings, establishes goals and results consistent with company direction, and works with the supervisory team members to develop their full potential. The Printing Manager, in conjunction with the team, is responsible for safety, quality, productivity, equipment condition, and housekeeping.

  • Establishes and facilitates the long term goals of the department to meet the financial and non-financial metrics. Partners with support departments to ensure an efficient schedule is created, supplies and materials are available, and maintenance occurs on the equipment. Collaborates with the union to ensure team members are treated consistently and fairly.   
  • 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 and uses SPC techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • 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.
  • Must provide leadership in full support of GPI’s Mission, Vision and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must provide leadership and be fully supportive of all GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities/actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • In the absence of the Printing Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to a Supervisor and/or Production Leads.
  • 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)/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 and organizational skills, ability to motivate employees to perform at high levels and have a strong drive for results.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer focused.
  • Production experience in Litho or Flexo printing is preferred and continued education is a plus.
  • A four-year degree (required)
  • Equipment-direct experience in the folding carton industry (preferred).

Required Experience






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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