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General Manager in Oak Creek, WI at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 6/26/2018

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General Manager
Oak Creek

The General Manager will provide the overall guidance as well as day-to-day leadership and management of the site operations with the objective of maximizing customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. The position reports to a Vice President of Operations.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Encourage and maintain an environment of high integrity to optimize customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and product innovation.
  • Oversee all departments including customer service, prepress, production and quality to ensure that operating standards and polices as well as cost controls and service criteria are respected and practiced throughout the entire production process.
  • Analyze financial data to ensure validity of balance sheet account information, P&L variance, volume trends and returns on investment.
  • Review productivity measurements including machine speeds, set up time, net production, material usage, spoilage and quality.
  • Help sell capabilities through pricing and customer needs analysis.
  • Maximize plant productivity and quality through lean methodology.
  • Encourage and support open communication with employees to ensure a fair and friendly environment.
  • Lead managers to take actions that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy and values.
  • Mentor direct reports and evaluate performance against established performance expectations.
  • Ensure safety equipment and procedures are followed.
  • Travel and weekend work may be required.
Duties may be change or additional duties assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Business Management or similar discipline, or the equivalent education and experience is preferred.  Requires a minimum of 10 years specific manufacturing experience.  Strong business knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of manufacturing.
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of printing processes and application equipment.
  • Advanced computer, verbal/written communication, problem solving, and decision making skills are required.
  • Experience instituting sustainable lean principles.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, vendors and customers.
  • Strength in identifying the root cause to problems by analyzing data and facts.
  • Experience analyzing financial and production data and to set goals based upon the information.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and listen to employees.
Physical Demands:
Works in a manufacturing environment and will be required to wear hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting.  May, on a continuous basis, stand for a long period of time and stoop and kneel frequently. May handle, feel and reach for items in and around press area, also write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting and/or move up to 50 lbs. may be required.  Vision: close vision, distance and color vision to distinguish color variations, peripheral and depth perception as well as the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud.  Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Must be able to work overtime as required by workload and customer mandated deadlines. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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