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Westrock Company Die Cut Manager in Holland, Michigan


Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures. Foster a team atmosphere, provide vision, and demonstrate support of the company’s core processes. Responsible for day-to-day management of assigned departments, through the management of supervisory staff, including achieving production goals, managing performance of direct reports, making sound operational decisions, solving problems, and managing conflict. Proactively manage departmental metrics that impact cost (downtime, make-readies, run speed and waste). The assigned areas of operation include the Die Room and the Stripping Department.


  • Analyzes work orders, work piece, to determine process, materials / substrates, machines, and sequence of operation.

  • Assigns tasks to workers, and specifies methods of coordinating workflow to meet production schedules.

  • Assures certain that tooling and stock has arrived and is available and staged in accordance with workflow schedule.

  • Confers with scheduling daily to determine workload and production performance expectation.

  • Inspects finished pieces visually and using precision measuring devices.

  • Maintains time and production records.

  • Maintains adequate supply chain for the department to ensure all supplies are on hand when necessary.

  • Ensures that orders are received and fulfilled in a timely manner and that a culture of customer satisfaction is perpetuated throughout the Die Room department.

  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.

  • Ensures compliance to all company policies and procedures.

  • Actively engages and participates in company LEAN manufacturing training, projects, and audits.

  • Communicates and relates with all levels of the organization.

  • Establishes and maintains preventive maintenance plan for department equipment.

  • Investigates malfunction of machines and equipment; determines need for repair and maintenance.

  • Ensures employees are following safety regulations.

  • Keeps abreast of new products and developments within the department.

  • Ensures staffing is appropriate to meet workload requirements and productivity standards.

  • Manages performance by setting goals and consistently holding employees accountable for meeting performance standards through coaching, counseling and timely review process.

  • Drives continuous projects in the department.

  • Manages capital investment project for Die Cutting.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.


  • Must have high school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.); Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of folding carton experience.

  • Must have minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to do the jobs he/she is supervising or to quickly gain a working knowledge of those jobs.

  • Must have the ability to foster teamwork and motivate individual performers.

  • Must be able to relate effectively with others at all levels of the organization.

  • Must have knowledge of, or be able to learn quickly, safety rules and procedures, operating, maintenance, and technical policies and procedures.

  • Must be efficient in basic computer skills.

  • Must have effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be able to work well in a team environment and independently.

  • Ability to foster teamwork and motivate individual performance.

  • Must have the ability to champion and lead change within the department and facility wide.

  • Must identify with and support company leadership and decisions.

  • Must have the ability to network with peers and associates to build collaborative relationships.

  • Must have a passion for the business and personal dedication focused on accomplishing organizational goals.

  • Must have strong technical knowledge of die making and cutting operations.

  • Must have good mechanical aptitude.

  • Must have the ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or scheduled form.

  • Must have the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

  • Must have the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Must have the ability to problem solve and deal with variables in an environment where only limited standardization exists.

  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.

  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.


WestRock Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.