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Pratt IndustriesRaleigh, NC
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Pratt Industries' Converting division is seeking a Design Manager in our Raleigh, NC facility!

Pratt Industries is America’s 5th largest paper and packaging company with more than 7,000 highly skilled employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt Industries is one of the largest corrugated packaging companies in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than a dozen states. The company operates three of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. Pratt Industries is committed to recycling and the environment by “harvesting the urban forest."

Pratt Industries offers competitive compensation plans with incentive opportunities, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, All State, Pre-Paid Legal, and 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.pratthrcentral.com/apply.php?position=​23012000015528

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

SUMMARY

Responsible for overseeing creation of structural box samples to assist Sales Representatives in sales activities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Formulate and communicate ideas for new accounts or products, analyzing customer needs and production feasibility.

Accompany Sales Representatives to present new products or designs to customers or prospects.

Review accounts and make recommendations for update on style, board weight, new developments, etc.

Analyze changes in the industry and research innovations in equipment that can be adapted to company operations.

Responsible for performance of subordinates, including meeting deadlines and coordinating priority levels of workload.

Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.

Comply with company policies and procedures.

Additional duties may be assigned by management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
Directly supervises all employees assigned to the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; conflict resolution; team building; coaching and leading employees to improve; addressing complaints and resolving problems; documentation; and setting an example of superior behavior, attitude and performance.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
College education or heavy college coursework in the field of drafting, design, and engineering.
Five years experience in a graphics, drafting or related field.
Good communicator with customers and sales staff.
Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:
Supervisory experience as a proven manager.
Experience in a production/manufacturing facility, especially in the corrugated industry.
Schooling or training in art.

 
LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY 
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.  This also supports the supervisor's role of teacher and trainer for his/her personnel.

Cost issues in order to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and will help the supervisor find areas that require improvement.

Budget development, adherence and analysis.

Quality standards.

Regulatory requirements including but not limited to wage and hour requirements, environmental and waste minimization, company policies, and personnel requirements including OSHA, DEQ and EEO.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and sit and stand.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. 
 
LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES
The individual must posses the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.

Teaching skills in order to function effectively as a teacher for his personnel both in the technical and administrative parts of the position.

Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.

Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.

Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.

Professional appearance to support his/her role as a managerial representative.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
The performance of the Design Manager will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - the Design Manager will need to see that all reporting staff meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity.  Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the supervisor.

Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the supervisor to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual.  Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the supervisor and his/her superior.

Employee relations - through observations the Design Manager will be evaluated regarding his/her and his/her reporting staff's skills and advancements in the areas of motivational techniques and results, positive and corrective/constructive feedback, subordinate development and creating a positive work environment.

Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the Design Manager and his/her direct reports are in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled
 

Company Description
Pratt Industries is America's 5th largest paper and packaging company with more than 7,000 highly skilled green collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt Industries is one of the largest corrugated packaging companies in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than twenty states. The company operates four of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. Pratt Industries is committed to recycling and the environment by harvesting the urban forest.

Pratt Industries offers competitive compensation plans with incentive opportunities, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, All State, Pre-Paid Legal, and 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Pratt Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D

http://www.pratthrcentral.com/apply.php?position=27012000015555
Estimated annual salary
$69,841
average
Minimum
$55,262
Maximum
$82,892

TASKS

  • Design plans to be safe and to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success.
  • Inspect construction work on site to ensure its adherence to the design plans.
  • Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Paid HolidaysDental InsuranceDisability Insurance
Vacation & Paid Time OffFlexible Spending Account (FSA)Health Insurance
401K PlanLife Insurance

Pratt Industries

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

11365 Red Arrow HighwayBridgman, MI, 49106

Industry

Truck Trailer Chassis

Founded

1987

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