Operations Manager II

| Hammond, LA, USA
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Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a people, planet and values-based company and a leader in sustainable packaging manufacturing. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life.

For employees at Graham, our Blue Culture is part of their everyday lives, too. In other words, Blue is how we do things here.

At Graham, we are united by a clear vision. We know our part and help those around us know theirs, encouraging one another to continuously improve. We create a safe, challenging environment to innovate by supporting creative ideas and new ways of thinking. We take the initiative to cultivate our individual growth and help others do the same, while keeping ourselves and one another accountable. And we actively promote cooperation, collaboration, integrity and respect across regions and teams to foster an engaged, diverse and connected workforce.

We value our employees, and a Blue Culture allows for the most rewarding employee experience as part of the Graham family. Blue is how we feel about what we do-together-to create a better tomorrow. Working at Graham means you lead constructively with clear goals, use diverse thinking to drive excellence, accountability, innovation, as well as demonstrating collaboration, embracing learning, and taking action for continuous improvement and growth.

Overview

Operations Managers direct supervisors and assigned personnel within the Production Department. Coordinate production activity in a manner that results in the production of quality product in a safe and cost effective manner. Work with scheduling to ensure that an effective production plan is developed and executed consistent with plant procedures, customer service requirements, and plant objectives. The primary duties of an Operations Manager include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Works with supervisors to oversee all Production department personnel/HR issues including: hiring, reviews, recognition, disciplinary, attendance, and grievances.
  • Responsible for the execution of a production schedule to satisfy customer service requirements with respect to time, cost, and quality.
  • Assigns and oversees all supervisory project work such as safety programs, housekeeping, regrind, CQI, etc.
  • Ensures cost effective inventory levels of production supplies are maintained to meet production requirements.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Manager on the preventative maintenance required for the operational equipment.
  • Maintains contact with the sales department so that customer requirements are effectively met and maximum utilization of plant facilities is obtained.
  • Manages temporary staffing levels for the operation to achieve plant objectives for labor efficiency.
  • Attends meetings as necessary.
  • Assists in taking all physical inventories in accordance with corporate procedures.
  • Conducts all trials and R & D for packaging conditions such as banding and stretch wrap.
  • Ensures that the necessary plant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are developed and that production employees have been trained to meets plant operations objectives.
  • May be responsible for special projects related to other functional areas.
  • 0-25% travel may be required.

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Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree and/or related operations experience; or equivalent combination of education and related operations experience is required. A minimum of five years' experience in an operations supervisory or management role in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated leadership skills strongly preferred.

Operations Managers are required to interact with other managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
  • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

Compensation Statement

The expected salary range for the position described in this posting is made in accordance with the legal mandates of certain jurisdictions within the United States. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on individual qualifications and experience.

Benefits Statement

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in the company's 401K Employee Saving Plan and may participate in its Employee Wellness Program. Employees will also receive paid time off in accordance with company policy and state law requirements.

EEO Disclaimer

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

More Information on Graham Packaging
Graham Packaging operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Lancaster, PA. Graham Packaging was founded in 1970. It has 3175 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Graham Packaging, click here.
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