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Title:  Production Control Manager

Requisition ID:  11037-159

Kingston Springs, TN, US, 37082

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade: 

Production Control Manager


The production control manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and control of the manufacturing processes.  The production control manager ensures that correct amount of goods and services are produced timely, efficiently, at the right cost and quality level. The scope of the job includes, but is not limited to; order planning, customer service, production coordination and shipment forecast and planning.


  • Oversee the timely arrival of all raw materials and graphics, and schedule production over the Kingston Springs facility to meet customer delivery requirements.
  • Ensure that the production is cost effective, produced on-time and is of good quality.
  • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed.
  • Coordinate and manage the work-in-process and finished goods inventories through the SAP system & T-Box.
  • Maintain positive relationships between Customer Service, Production Departments, Sales, Suppliers, and the Customer.
  • Serve as a troubleshooter resource for Customer Service and Manufacturing.
  • Manage the technology transfers between the Customer, Production Control, and Manufacturing.
  • Work with the customer and joint continuous improvement efforts.
  • Initiate/lead projects that improve customer satisfaction and/or reduce manufacturing costs.
  • Advise and communicate to the Customer Service Manager on all customer-related issues.
  • Monitor product standards and implement quality-control programs;
  • Work with managers to implement the company's policies and goals;
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed;
  • Supervise and motivate a team of workers including Production Control and Graphic Services;
  • Review the performance of team;
  • Identify training needs;
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing.



Experience – 5-7 years supervisory/management experience (manufacturing in folding carton preferred).  Excellent highly developed people and communication skills.

Education – Bachelor’s Degree required in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Management, Packaging or similar discipline.

Technical – ERP system experience required, T-Box and SAP preferred; Intermediate/Advanced MS Office.  Strong business and technical sense.

Travel –15-20% (future advancement may require relocation)

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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. 


GPI Converting, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging International, LLC (“GPI”) 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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