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Title:  Printing Department Manager

Requisition ID:  12300-159

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Negligible


Graphic Packaging has an immediate need for a Printing Department Manager at our Solon, Ohio plant. The ideal candidate will be a results oriented individual with a Sheeting, Printing & Die Cutting Background. Will be able to effectively manage the departments to meet all operational metrics while ensuring Safe, Quality, Production results while positively impacting Solon’s EBITDA. Able to manage career paths by leading, coaching and developing five direct reports and 75 indirect hourly reports. Work effectively with interdepartmental Senior Leadership Team members and applicable staff to ensure continuous improvement and optimal production results for new & existing customers. Monitor, identify and implement solutions for areas of opportunity through data acquisition and trend analysis using plant specific platforms (SAP, Qlickview, RFgen).


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

· Provides effective and efficient direction in Sheeting, Printing & Die Cutting.

· Works closely with maintenance planning & production scheduling to organize work.

· Plan, track & manage machine readiness and work order backlog for up to 9 assets.

· Optimize, manage & track all department supply inventories & ordering.

· Monitors and consistently works toward process improvement and high quality results.

· Coordinates with Human Resources to ensure departmental needs are met.

· Manage and direct die purchasing and budgetary requirements. Provide technical leadership.

· Effectively manage data entry and reporting of departmental scorecards to organization’s operational excellence group.

· Lead, drive and contribute on capital installation projects to ensure seamless machine commissioning.

· Audit Quality department processes and procedures to ensure compliance.

· May be required to meet with customers externally and internally.

· Maintain solid employee relations and promote positive culture.

· Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


  • 5-8 years of progressive management experience required.
  • Management experience in a union environment preferred.
  • Management inventory and raw material consumption required.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and project management experience.



  • Bachelor Degree in related field.
  • Lean Manufacturing, Continuing Education Program or Six Sigma preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Employee Relations and Supervision.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills with emphasis on Word & Excel.



  • Ability to maintain favorable employee moral.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to trouble shoot manufacturing equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to provide insight in capacity expansion needs assessments.



  • General schedule is day-shift, however, employees must be willing to work alternate schedules that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting, standing or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional lifting.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical office equipment.



  • Actions consistent with GPI Core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork & Relationships
  • Action Oriented



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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