Production Manager (1392-159)

Business Unit/Corporate Function: Consumer Packaging Division
As a strategic business partner this position provides leadership and direction to the overall plant production and serves as a link to plant manager. Under general guidance, plans, directs, and manages production operations of multiple departments to achieve operating goals and objectives consistent with Plant and Division objectives (safety, quality, productivity, etc.). Supports and assists Plant Manager in daily operation of facility.
Job Functions
Summary: Under the direction and guidance of the Plant Manager, the Production Manager will direct and manage the daily plant operation ensuring leadership.
Use Lean Daily Management to improve operational effectiveness in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and culture
Using Lean manufacturing concepts streamline processes and procedures
Coordinate with internal department to ensure proper specifications and efficient scheduling of all orders so customer needs are met
Responsible for planning and directing supervision, indirect labor control and training of department managers and supervisors
Ensure that customer specifications are consistently met or exceeded
Identify and implement plant cost reduction initiatives
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to develop employees
Drives and initiates progressive performance deficiencies. Utilizes PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) when applicable.
Drives the plant and culture in employee engagement.
Create meaningful plans to increase the skills of department managers and supervisors, including plant union staff.
Facilitate and drive division lean initiatives and manufacturing processes, providing regular communication. Ensures NWT and NMT meetings are conducted and participates in the overall plant communication process.
Recognizes and initiate employee recognition.
Manages the continuous progression of the plant culture and action plans supporting the daily operating plan and initiatives.
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
Examines processes for improvement, procedures, work flow, and overall labor to improve quality control and overall operations of the plant.
Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.
Performs all other duties as assigned
Required Skills
Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field; MBA preferred
Previous management experience in a manufacturing industry required
Previous experience in folding carton or sheet fed facility preferred
Strong computer skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
SAP knowledge preferred
Ability to work with a diverse set of personalities
Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
Ability to prioritize work flow
Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.
Proactive and action-oriented personality; comfort within a fast paced environment and a strong sense of urgency.
Ability and experience working productively and proactively both independently and as part of a team.
Strong interpersonal skills, proven problem-solving skills; solution focused
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will.
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