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Title:  Production Manager

Requisition ID:  15443-159

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Under general guidance from the Plant Manager, plans, directs, and manages the Production Departments to achieve operating goals and objectives consistent with Plant and Division objectives (safety, quality, productivity, etc.)

  • Planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversees the daily operation of all departments and ensures that production efficiencies and overall production meets or exceeds established standards. 
  • Has overall responsibility to ensure that maintenance of equipment and coordination of maintenance requirements are complete to minimize operational impact.
  • Assures each department maintains quality standards and coordinates with the QA Department to ensure adherence to customer quality standards.
  • Works to maintain a safe work environment and develops and implements safety procedures to aid in achieving departmental safety goals.
  • Strives to achieve minimum waste of product to meet profit goals.
  • Directs the finishing production of all items at the lowest cost consistent with established specifications in terms of quality and quantity.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements operating policies and ensures the application of such policies.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with all departments of the plant in establishing and carrying out responsibilities.
  • Manages employees by establishing performance goals, allocating resources, and assessing performance.
  • Provides leadership directed at continuous improvement in safety, quality/customer satisfaction, and productivity.
  • Provides leadership and direction to production management and employees to continuously improve quality, reduce waste and increase throughput.
  • Assists and supports Plant Manager in all aspects.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Ability to build high performing and collaborative teams
  • Technical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate vision/mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet skills
  • Lean Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Ability to work overtime (greater than 40 hours per week)

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 5 - 7 years of operational management experience, packaging experience preferred
  • Proven leadership ability in manufacturing sites
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and operations – based financial analysis skills
  • Visual Color Discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors

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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