Packaging Manager

Packaging managers supervise packaging operations for finished products and goods at processing facilities. They manage operations by directing employees, maintaining packaging inventories and scheduling equipment maintenance. Packaging managers will look for opportunities to make packaging processes more efficient and sustainable by cutting waste or improving workflow.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate employee activities
  • Ensure products are properly packaged and labeled
  • Collaborate with packaging engineers on new packaging projects
  • Communicate effectively with production personnel at all levels
  • Ensure all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to workforce safety are followed
  • Make recommendations on packaging operations to make them more efficient and sustainable
  • Plan, coordinate and execute continuous improvement projects
  • Coordinate with warehouse and shipping departments on the movement of finished products
  • Work with logistics teams to determine how much materials are needed for production
  • Track and report production and safety metrics
  • Ensure good housekeeping and safe operating procedures and practices are followed throughout the facilities
  • Schedule outside contractors and the maintenance of equipment
  • Ensure equipment is operating properly and efficiently
  • Work with the maintenance team by reporting issues and identifying problems
  • Analyze and resolve workplace problems or assist in finding solutions
  • Lead shift, safety, crew and production meetings
  • Administer time tracking and payroll
  • Document reports related to safety and hazards
  • Coordinate staff training and skill development

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • physics
  • computer skills
  • biology
  • mathematics

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, operations, agricultural business or industrial engineering may be needed. However, experience working in a manufacturing or industrial environment for multiple years is a requirement before taking on a managerial role.

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