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Title:  Finishing/Gluing Department Manager

Requisition ID:  11048-159
Location: 

Lumberton, NC, US, 28358

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  94

We are a folding carton manufacturing operation seeking managerial candidates to join our team as a Finishing Department Manager.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, AFLAC, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   

 MISSION / SUMMARY:

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

JOB FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages and facilitates the long term goals of department. Utilizes knowledge and experience, providing training to supervision. Responsible for their individual performance. Oversees scheduling, material handling issues and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems. Helps 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 partners with the Safety Coordinator 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 meet or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • Strives to be technically proficient on 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.

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • The Manager must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels. 
  • Production experience in finishing is required and continued education is considered a plus. Must be quality conscious and customer oriented. 

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • A four-year college degree is preferred with equipment-direct experience in the folding carton industry i.
  • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.

 

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

 

  • Action Oriented / Drive for Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Perseverance
  • Planning and Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Composure
  • Decision Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Conflict Management
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Total Work Systems
  • Approachability
  • Managerial Courage
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Written Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel 

 

 


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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