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Director of Operations at Georgia Pacific in Dubuque, Iowa

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

Georgia-Pacific is recruiting a Director of Operations to lead our corrugated converting operations in Dubuque, IA. The Director of Operations will lead the facility in environmental and safety standards and create a culture of safety, compliance as well as Principled Entrepreneurship®. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to contribute at the highest level are a must.
We employ more than 100 people in our facility where we manufacture corrugated sheets and convert them into corrugated boxes for our customers.  Fun fact … we produced over 30 million pizza boxes last year!  To learn more about our Packaging division, please visit:
As Iowa’s oldest city, we are located in northeast Iowa along the Mississippi, where the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet.  Dubuque has a strong history and vibrant future.  Take a look at what we have to offer!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Advance our company culture, Market Based Management

  • Identify and align operational priorities with commercial business vision - ensure production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans and profit objectives

  • Overall responsibility for total facility performance and metrics - lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and develop innovative practices, methods and procedures that add value for the facility

  • Creating and maintaining a cohesive team of leaders and providing coaching and development; accomplish objectives through leading others

  • Creating and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees. Spending time on the floor engaging with employees and overseeing plant operations as appropriate.

  • Influencing, interfacing and gaining credibility across a wide range of levels:

    • Executive (GP management team, senior leadership, external customers)

    • Direct reports, Supervisors and front-line employees

    • Commercial/sales employees

  • Identifying and implementing systems and equipment upgrades and improvements to drive long term value creation

  • Understanding and being able to interpret and analyze financial and operating statements

Check out these videos/links to learn more about the Corrugated Business at Georgia-Pacific:
Georgia-Pacific:  How Corrugated Boxes are Made
Georgia-Pacific:  Corrugated


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5 or more years of manufacturing operations leadership

  • Experience leading and facilitating operational and cultural changes with results; along with a track record at building a cohesive team and creating a positive work environment

  • Prior experience leading, coaching and developing a team and delivering performance metrics through others


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Experience within a corrugated packaging, folding carton, litholam, printing or POP display facility

  • Continuous improvement experience and/or education

  • Knowledge of: equipment servicing, planning/scheduling, supply chain management, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, quality and corrugator/converting processes and equipment


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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