Pelahatchie, MS
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Georgia-Pacific (GP) is among the world's leading manufacturers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our building products business makes DensGlass gypsum board often seen in commercial construction, DryPly plywood and RESI-MIX wood adhesives, among others. Our containerboard and packaging business offers high-end graphic packaging to bulk bins as well as Golden Isles fluff pulp. You may also recognize consumer brands like Angel Soft, Brawny, and Dixie on retail shelves and enMotion towels, Compact bath tissue and SmartStock cutlery dispensers when you are away from home. Our GP Harmon business is one of the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. As a Koch Company, we create long-term value using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA., we employ approximately 35,000 people. For more information, visit

Director of Operations

Georgia-Pacific is recruiting a Director of Operations to lead and manage hourly and salaried production employees in a high volume corrugated converting operation in Pelahatchie, MS. The Director of Operations should have a strong working knowledge of environmental and safety standards and embrace safety as a value, as well as demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate others and reinforce accountability.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Complying with all company policies and procedures

  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the production, maintenance, scheduling, and shipping departments in a Non-union corrugated converting plant

  • Ensuring production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans and profit objectives

  • Developing innovative policies, methods and procedures that add value for the facility

  • Apply and coach others on Market Based Management principles/philosophies

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Leading and managing direct reports including coaching, performance feedback and incentives

  • Ability to influence, interface and gain credibility across a wide range of levels:

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

    • Direct reports

    • GP Supervisors and leads

    • GP front-line employees
  • Identify and implement systems and equipment upgrades and improvements to drive long term value creation

  • Understand and be able to interpret and analyze financial and operating statements

  • Must possess the humility to gain knowledge from others

  • Ability to challenge and be challenged in a respectful manner

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School or GED

  • A minimum of 5 years of Plant/Operations Management experience within the manufacturing/production industry, to include: production, maintenance, scheduling and/or shipping departments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree or higher

  • Experience with high speed manufacturing/converting machinery

  • Experience working within the Corrugated Packaging industry

  • Solid working knowledge of: equipment servicing, planning/scheduling, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, quality and corrugator/converting processes and equipment

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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