General Manager Job Posting


Open General Manager position with a privately held corrugated packaging manufacturer in the Mid-South. Candidate must possess the ability to lead a team of over 80 employees in the areas of production, sales and administration while supported by an experienced and competent staff. Candidate is accountable for the financial performance of the facility and reports directly to the CEO and COO of the consolidated organization. Serves on the Executive Committee of the consolidated company and is involved with strategic decisions.

Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (Competencies)

Bachelor's degree in business or relevant field of study preferred, with 10 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.

Possesses a solid understanding of financial matters and the ability to communicate them to employees

Adept at lean manufacturing practices

Understands capital planning, equipment procurement and project management

Manages vendor selection and vendor rating

Focused on operating a safe work environment and maintaining compliance with laws and regulations

Extensive sales and production background

Possesses inspirational and motivational leadership skills

Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills

Proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Exceptional customer service orientation

Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Conducts business in a professional, moral and ethical manner

Maintains confidentiality of sensitive business information and employee matters

Favorably represents the facility through regular participation in community events, philanthropy and industry associations


Competitive salary with bonus potential and comprehensive benefit package.

General Information

Normal working conditions in an office environment absent extreme factors. Mobility required to move about the physical facilities of the plant as required. Long hours and varied time schedules may be required. Travel of up to 20% may be required to attend various meetings and corporate functions.

SMC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.