Title:  Manufacturing Manager, Flexographic Printing

Requisition ID:  19812-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Printing Manager is responsible the daily operation of a multi-shift Flexographic printing operation. This individual works directly with and manages a supervisory staff of four, each with responsibility for a team of approximately 20 /- per shift.



  • Achieve department safety goals by embracing and supporting a safe culture, encouraging employee involvement, addressing safety concerns, and modeling safe behaviors. Partner with the HSE team to achieve safety and environmental standards.
  • Achieve desired level of employee engagement, supporting a culture of listening and responding to employee concerns, taking decisive actions, and recognizing excellent performance.
  • Achieve product quality standards by ensuring employees are trained on quality standards, following quality procedures, and performing requisite inspections. Partner with Quality Assurance to achieve customer quality standards.
  • Achieve productivity goals by communicating clear objectives, providing requisite resources to direct reports, engaging the workforce, and setting appropriate priorities and monitoring progress.
  • Achieve established maintenance standards, optimizing equipment up-time.
  • Achieve a culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and optimal throughput.
  • Assist in development and implementation of Printing department budget.
  • Effectively communicate throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate job performance and recommend appropriate personnel action.
  • Share in the 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.


Required Skills


  • Minimum 7 years of Supervisor experience working in Web Press Operations. 
  • Prior manufacturing department management experience, preferred.
  • Flexographic experience, preferred. 



  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field) strongly preferred
  • Extensive related work experience required in lieu of degree.



  • Strong strategic, analytical problem-solving ability (TCC/Trouble Cause Correction)
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to motivate and lead a team, including train, coach, mentor, and counsel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong safety and product quality orientation.
  • Computer skills with a focus on Microsoft office applications, QAD experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently, in partnership with others, and across departments and functions, to acheive goals.
  • Ability to perform the essential physical functions of the position, with or without accommodation.


Required Experience

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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