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Title:  Production Dept Manager

Requisition ID:  12115-159

Marion, OH, US, 43302

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

This position offers a combination of stability and growth. Graphic Packaging International is a Fortune 500 company that is still growing and in an industry that is not as volatile as other manufacturers. As a part of the facility's Senior Leadership Team, this position offers a great opportunity for upward mobility. Compensation is based on experience.


  • Promote a safety culture in the department through leadership
  • Ensures that Safety/ housekeeping/ procedures and acceptable work practices are being followed in the department
  • Audit 5s in department daily and address out of order conditions
  • Commitment to the STOP observation program
  • Ensures 100% completion of summit training for all employees in department


  • Implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives
  • Reviews all CARs, make sure they are completed in a timely manner and follow up on all corrective actions
  • Ensures that all quality issues or complaints are communicated back to the supervisors and the necessary training takes place
  • Monitor quality standards of products
  • Approve samples on any new jobs


  • Responsible for the overall production of the Finishing and Forming (gluing) departments production.
  • Conduct change meetings with previous and oncoming supervisors to discuss any issues the past shift and relay and information for next shift
  • Order all needed materials for production runs
  • Coordinate with maintenance to establish priorities on equipment and inform them of any maintenance that needs completed.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards
  • Develops and implement countermeasures for any missed target
  • Meets with supervisors weekly to discuss performance
  • Ensures that all lean tools are being used to improve productivity and efficiency on all presses.
  • Send an email notification out to production manager on any downtime event greater than 2 hours with detailed explanation
  • Ensure Human Resource requirements are completed
  • Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement
  • Work out and implement standard operating procedures for production operations
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures are adhered to
  • Analyze production and quality control to detect and correct problems
  • Determine and implement improvements to the production process
  • Prepare and maintain production reports
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement
  • Participate in estimating/costing
  • Implement cost control programs
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management

Lean Implementation

  • Participate in all lean events in the press room
  • Participates and drive any lean initiatives
  • Fill out LPMS board upstairs and drive line of sight throughout the daily management process in the department


  • Complete payroll activities for the department
  • Complete timely performance reviews for supervisors and ensure performance reviews for employees in department are completed

Required Skills

  • Leadership Skills - ability to develop and grow high performing teams
  • Computer Skills: SAP, MS Office, and database programs
  • Experience with web presses and straight-line gluers is preferred
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree and/or 5 Years of related Production Management 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.

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