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Title:  Mgr., Materials I

Requisition ID:  13400-159

Vancouver, WA, US, 98683

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Mission/Summary: The mission of the Materials Manager is to ensure the Warehouse, Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Control responsibilities are met to fulfill the safety and quality requirements of Graphic Packaging International and our customers.

Directly supervises 5 to 10 employees in the Vancouver and Gresham Plants. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Key Responsibilities: (job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following):


  • Ensure shipments are met on day of shipment. Reviews Shipment and department related reports and resolves operational and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs.  Ensures 100% on-time to negotiated.
  • Works with Warehousing team, ensuring priorities are established and clear. This includes sequences for shipments/receiving, utilizing knowledge of processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities, as well as human resource requirements and capabilities.  
  • Support organizational changes to achieve a Safety 24/7 Incident-Free Culture. Works with employees to maintain a safe work environment. Leads and supports hourly team to work in a safe manner and to seek improvements in work practices.
  • Ensures training records are up to date, participates with managers on training audits. Tracks performance and accuracy of employees work, computations, and records, reporting up to the manager.
  • Administer, communicate and interpret work procedures and company policies to subordinates. Validates procedures and JHAs are up to date.
  • Ensures that FIFO & product quality and Warehousing efficiencies meet or exceed established standards.
  • Ensures completion with manager the personnel actions such as discipline, performance evaluations, and payroll.
  • Responsible for equipment condition, including fork-truck fleet, and department housekeeping.
  • Supports inventory Control in maintaining process controls to reduce/eliminate Inventory errors
  •  Must strictly adhere to Graphic Packaging International’s Commitment to SQF (Safe Quality Foods) and HACCP Requirements, Food Safety, and Food Defense.
  • Able to work at least 8 hours/day plus overtime as needed. Hours can be flexible, but core hours are 7 AM to 4 PM.


Background Qualifications/Education:

  • 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain or transportation field
  • Minimum 3 years' management experience
  • Demonstration of strong administration skills and examples of leadership.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Action oriented and self-motivated:  enjoys working hard acts with the right amount of planning.  Seizes opportunities to achieve goals and improve the process.
  • Ability to lead efforts to react quickly to changing requirements and new processing developments.
  • Leadership Skills - ability to motivate people to perform at high levels
  • Experience with Warehousing, including Shipping and Receiving processes.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system
  • Computer Skills: SAP, MS Office, and database programs
  • Professional oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

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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