Title:  Supervisor - Warehouse / Shipping

Requisition ID:  21040-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Supervisor is the first line leader for the Finishing & Shipping department and works rotating shift.  This position is key to shift operation and productivity, supervising the union hourly workforce assigned to the department.


Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Directly supervises hourly workforce.
  • Actively leads and participates in plant safety, housekeeping, 5S and lean manufacturing programs by ensuring goals are met within the department.
  • Meet productivity targets by establishing clear goals for team and ensure proper equipment care
  • Enhance employee engagement by providing leadership and direction to the shift.  This includes listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and following through with accountability.
  • Meet quality/waste goals by ensuring all direct reports are properly trained on their equipment, following proper procedures, performing requisite inspections, and following up on suggested improvements.
  • The Supervisor must possess strong problem-solving skills and be capable of leading the crew through troubleshooting processes to resolve operational issues and recognizes when additional resources are necessary.
  • Effectively communicate both up and down the organization on key issues (e.g. performance feedback, employee issues, overtime, etc.) 
  • Ensures completion of all required paperwork, schedules, work orders, etc.
  • Verifies all operator rounds are completed and recorded.

Required Skills

Required Characteristics

  • BS Degree preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • 2 years’ experience in supervisory position
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing operations
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Available to provide coverage on holiday, off-days, weekends and after-hours
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Proven experience with reliability and continuous improvement principles and techniques

 Desired Characteristics

  • Experience within a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma

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.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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