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Company: Graphic Packaging, Centralia, IL
Job Title: Production Manager
Date Posted: 11/15/2012
Industry: Skilled Labor
Summary: The Production Manager is responsible for the management of all production departments as it relates to safety,
quality, and productivity. This position is responsible for meeting the needs of the customers, while maximizing
operational effectiveness.   This position will provide daily direction and leadership to the press and finishing
department, and ensure compliance to all Company policies and procedures.  The Production Manager is responsible for
monitoring performance, setting expectations, and development of staff.
Improved operational effectiveness
Using Lean manufacturing concepts streamline processes and procedures
Ensure that customer specifications are consistently met or exceeded
Identify and implement cost reduction initiatives
Support divisional and corporate AIP for organizational change
Spearhead cost reduction initiatives
Meet or exceed standards for environmental, safety, working conditions and cleanliness
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to develop employees
Identify areas of vulnerability
Address talent deficiencies via Performance Improvement and Developmental Plans
Create meaningful plans to increase the skills of direct and indirect reports
Drive Culture initiatives that focus on engaging our employees and increasing employee engagement.
Facilitate and drive Division Lean initiatives, regular communication meetings and employee recognition
Drive continuous progress against culture action plans support the implementation of countermeasures where
Strategic Agility: Proven ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately.  Can create competitive and
breakthrough strategies and plans.
Business acumen – Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends,
technology, and information affecting his/her business organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies
and tactics work in the marketplace.
Decision Making and Problem Solving: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
solve problems. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a
relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Conflict management (negotiation) – Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly;
good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and
get cooperation with minimum noise.
Interpersonal Savvy – Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down and sideways, inside and outside the
organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact,
can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably
Perspective:  Proven skill in looking beyond area of responsibility when developing plans.  Has the ability to think
globally.  Must have the ability to look to the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge.
Integrity & Trust: Can be trusted with confidential information. Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate
and helpful manner.
Bachelor’s Degree in packaging industry related field or business
Minimum 5 years printing/finishing department manager experience
Proven technical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated supervisory and project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement teams.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and SAP skills.
Lean Manufacturing experiences a plus.
Proven culture development experience
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