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Packaging Manager

Lafayette, LA, USA Req #9510
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.


Packaging Manager
Gannett Publishing Services
Lafayette, LA
 

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Packaging Manager is responsible for all packaging operational, administrative & financial functions that include, but are not limited to: Production & staff scheduling; assisting with annual budgeting; monthly / quarterly expense estimates (flash); inventory & purchasing of strap and consumable parts & supplies; equipment maintenance & repair; specified packaging reports & web portal data entry; capital project development & execution; OSHA & EPA compliance; and staff hiring, training, development & performance evaluations.


Direct operational oversight may include: Product sequencing; configuring packages; coordinating shipping & receiving; delivery dock operations; product staging; equipment set-up; and advanced operation of: Inserters, joggers, conveyors, stackers, strappers, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, pallet jacks, fork trucks, and stitch & trim binding equipment. General packaging maintenance includes—but is not limited to: Equipment blowdown, preventive maintenance, sweeping floors, and packaging materials disposal.


The primary objective is to support efficient production operations as needed to achieve & maintain on-time production, product quality standards, low waste, and operational safety.


Responsibilities:Manages all packaging department functions, activities and resources to achieve operational goals. Works a flexible schedule as needed to address issues across multiple shifts.


Accountable for team performance to achieve & maintain:


  • On-time production performance

  • Product quality and accuracy standards

  • Operational safety

  • OSHA & EPA compliance

  • Positive employee & customer relations

  • Overall packaging department financial performance


Provide management oversight to assure timely & accurate execution of the following functions:


  • Annual budgeting

  • Supply inventory & purchasing

  • Periodic & quarterly expense estimates (flash)

  • Assist with packaging reports & web portal data entry

  • Staff training, develop & performance reviews

  • Capital project development & execution

  • Production scheduling

  • Staff scheduling

  • Shift make ready: Verification of preprint insertion schedules & zoning; product staging; coordinating packaging center and/or specific workstation resources; communication with press, distribution and other departments as
    required.


• Equipment set-up & advanced operation of: Inserters, joggers, conveyors, stackers, strappers, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, pallet jacks, fork trucks, and stitch & trim binding equipment.


  • Advanced production control; preprint management systems, inserter drive controls and related reporting and analysis.

  • Shipping & receiving dock operations.

  • General packaging maintenance includes—but is not limited to: Equipment blowdown, sweeping floors, and packaging materials disposal.


Accountabilities: position’s primary areas of responsibility include: Primary; Packaging department operations Critical relationships; Preprint Shipping & Receiving; Delivery dock coordination; Advertising departments (local and national) regarding preprint coordination, scheduling and issues. Pressroom coordination.

Requirements:


  • Previous packaging equipment operator experience

  • Minimum five years’ supervisor / manager experience operating similar equipment

  • Lean production / Worksmart fundamentals

  • Staff management or supervision experience


Key Competencies:


  • English language fluency: Speaking, reading & writing

  • Proficient verbal & written communication skills

  • People leadership skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Good math skills

  • Financial acumen

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • PC Skills

  • Microsoft Office: E-mail, Excel, Word and Basic understating of computer networking & electronics


Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Lafayette, LA, USA