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Title:  Mgr., Production Control III

Requisition ID:  18444-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

  • Acts as liaison between sales, service, manufacturing and plant operations, while also supporting company initiatives in the areas of productivity, quality, on time delivery and cost savings initiatives.
  • Scheduling/ Planning:
  • Actively monitor, maintain, and control work schedule and back-log for all plant processes (including quotes)
  • Complete plant projects while fully coordinating with customer, sales, customer service, manufacturing design, and plant manufacturing groups as required for on time delivery of product
  • Manage production materials (e.g. board, tooling, cello, coating, glue, etc.)
  • Manage Third party vendors for outsourced production, while handling purchasing for tooling, materials, and vendors
  • Run and distribute reports and communication to various levels of leadership
  • Function as an effective global leader and focal point for plant related details and general communication. Produce materials to support the communication process when required. 
  • Prepares plant capacity and demand plans
  • Maintains adequate working capital resources, meeting defined goals
  • Leadership and Development:
  • Provides new business leadership in partnership with the plant manager and production team
  • Assist in setting, reviewing, and driving department goals
  • Lead employee certification and re-certification activities including all safety initiatives
  • Continuous Improvement Project Management:
  • Identify, develop, and lead department-wide continuous improvement initiatives utilizing both LEAN and Six-Sigma tools, techniques, and methodologies
  • Drive the development, modification, and implementation of plant processes and training materials
  • Search out and implement critical cost saving initiatives

Required Skills

  • Results driven individual with goals of advancing within the organization
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Foresight, creativity, sense of urgency, and good organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field; MBA preferred
  • 7 years of management/leadership experience in the offset printing industry or similar manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word &PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 






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. 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


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