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Packaging Manager - Day Shift

Warren Distribution Inc Council Bluffs, IA

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The Packaging Manager is responsible for day-to-day manufacturing operations for an assigned area and shift. The individual in this position has responsibility to safely achieve productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost, quality, and employee engagement objectives through both individual and team contributions.

This is an office-based position but will regularly require the individual to work and interact with team members in a manufacturing plant setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function.

  • Ensure the execution of production systems and processes to maximize resources.
  • Execute the production schedule efficiently and economically by collaborating with team members and other departments, encouraging a culture of safety and quality while adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of metrics designed to measure fill rates, output, and equipment performance.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes in methods and procedures to improve the safety of the associates, quality of product, production methods, and equipment performance.
  • Evaluate and recommend changes in working conditions and equipment use to increase efficiency of production and team members.
  • Investigate and resolve quality and production issues by using good root cause analysis and developing workable solutions.
  • Assist with the preparation an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Assist in developing training plans to build on team member strengths and successes; ensure team members have continuing opportunities to improve or increase skills, abilities, and knowledge.
  • Gather and analyze any and all relevant data in order to discover and present operational trends and improvement opportunities in a concise, accurate and professional manner.
  • Confer with team members to implement operating procedures and resolve system malfunctions.
  • Use independent judgment to assign team member work duties to meet operational requirements. Make sure that team members and co-workers have the information and training needed to perform their job duties.
  • Supervise team members in a manner that enables growth and success through feedback, training, and encouragement. Establish performance expectations for team members and provide regular feedback and performance reviews to ensure that team members understand how their job duties support the company's mission and have the right tools/resources to do their jobs well.
  • Investigate performance concerns and implement disciplinary action, up to and including termination, as needed and in compliance with company procedures and with consultation with the human resources department.
  • Work with human resources department to manage hiring process for direct reports; interview and select candidates for hire in compliance with company processes.
  • Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager in discussing matters of importance.
  • Continually evaluate processes, make recommendations, and implement improvements to optimize efficiency. Establish and document standard operating procedures and ensure the team is adhering to them. Drive continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness. Effectively utilize lean tools and methodology to make improvements, and lead the department in continuous improvement activities.
  • Adhere to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follow and support compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations, and standards. Use independent judgment to ensure that team members follow company policy and maintain a safe work environment by encouraging safe practices and promptly resolving violations, including initiating rewards and discipline as needed.
  • Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location. Occasional travel may be required.

    The individual may be asked to perform other duties as requested by management.

    An individual qualified for this job must be able to:
  • Work effectively with a wide array of plant personnel ranging from hourly associates to senior management.
  • Operate a computer- PC proficiency. Demonstrate high proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with others, including with co-workers, team members, and internal or external customers.
  • Communicate complex technical issues to non-technical personnel.
  • Read and interpret technical manuals, basic engineering drawings, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and coordination skills.
  • Efficiently perform accurate mathematical calculations.
  • Complete data based analyses of problems, develop potential casual factors, and help guide teams of technicians through root cause analysis and determination for difficult or complicated problems.
  • Pay attention to details and pursue quality in accomplishing work duties and tasks. Look for opportunities to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate excellent project coordination skills, managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Handle challenges skillfully, thoroughly, and effectively.
  • Independently take advantage of opportunities to improve or increase skills, abilities and job knowledge.
  • Make sure that work is delivered on time and of high quality.
  • Develop good work practices in order to get the job done.
  • Use equipment, resources and time in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Use good judgment when making decisions.
  • Perform work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Be professional in all interactions and dealings with co-workers, internal/ external customers, and vendors.
  • Do the right thing, even when it is difficult.

  • College degree in business, operations, engineering or related field; and four years of increasingly responsible production experience (such as a plant supervisor, department manager, or other management/supervisory position including manufacturing and quality responsibilities); or a satisfactory combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
  • Significant combined experience in manufacturing, maintenance and project management, preferred.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a desk-based job and will require the individual to remain seated for long periods of time and have the manual dexterity to operate office equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, phone, copier/scanner, and similar machines.
  • Must be able to frequently move about all company locations, including industrial manufacturing and distribution facilities, to provide support and maintain equipment.
  • Observe and interact with associates and equipment in the plant setting.
  • Perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and have the ability to exchange detailed information; in designated areas where hearing protection is required, must be able to communicative effectively while wearing hearing protection.

    The environmental conditions described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the Essential Functions of the job.
  • The individual will work primarily in an office setting in the same room as other individuals. Noise levels are average for an office and include conversation and/or office equipment noise. While working with team members at manufacturing and distribution facilities, the individual may be exposed to moving machinery, work in high/precarious places, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and dust, odors and fumes. Typical noise level is loud.

    The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.

  • Job Details

    Date Posted December 1, 2017
    Date Closes December 31, 2017
    Requisition f55aff8f-4a73-4eef-a199-62d522082245
    Located In Council bluffs, IA
    SOC Category 00-0000.00