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Section Manager

Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Leavenworth, KS, US, 66048

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 26289 


Do you want to work for a one of the world's most trusted and recognized brands? Hallmark is a company rooted in connecting people. We care for our employees, our communities, and our world. A career at Hallmark means you get to make a big impact and create something that can make a genuine difference. We’re looking for people who want to continue to carry our vision forward.


People rely on us to help them connect and express their emotions through products and services that enrich lives every day. They trust that we know their needs and that we are focused on innovations that will allow them to enhance their relationships. We have a competitive mindset and “play to win” with our retailers and consumers. We work with courage and conviction, always seeking to adapt and learn. It is an exciting time to be in the Greetings business at Hallmark! 



The Leavenworth Section Manager directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of products, distribution of products, and tooling.  The Section Manager supervises up to 25 Hallmark employees at one of Hallmark's manufacturing plants (with additional agency employees added during peaks).  They also oversee the scheduling and assignment of work, and verifies that production, serviceability, cost, and quality standards are met.  The Section Manager ensures good housekeeping practices and positive employee relations are maintained, and that safety regulations are followed.  This person is responsible for providing the customer with the right product at the right time within the cost target.



Some of the responsibilities of the Section Manager include:

  • Meet or exceed departmental objectives by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; and initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Provide feedback, written and verbal, that accurately reflect the performance of each individual employee   
  • Establish team priorities, make work assignments for personnel, and monitor the progress of team results
  • Revise schedules within their area of oversight
  • Accomplish departmental goals and report results of their assigned work area
  • Maintain staff by anticipating personnel requirements, looking for out-of-the box solutions to handle peak needs, and keeping management apprised of those needs. 
  • Participate in interviewing, assessing talent, orienting, and training employees; develops personal growth opportunities
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and is regarded as Subject Matter Expert (SME).  Is seen as a credible source of information and is sought out for this expertise    
  • Act as a representative of Hallmark to their direct reports and is the resource direct reports seek out.  Knowledgeable regarding company policies and any governmental laws/regulations across the various functional areas:  Environmental, Safety, Human Resources, Finance, (such as Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, OSHA standards, etc.) that affects the work group and assures compliance with those regulations


The Section Manager position may be filled at a Section Manager level I, II, or III, depending on experience.  This position would work between 1st shift and 2nd shift depending where the need is.  In instances where their manager is absent, the incumbent would be expected to work 2nd shift.


Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.



You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.



The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Associate's degree OR minimum of 3 years supervising direct reports
  • Experience with Microsoft Office



Your resume and portfolio/application will stand out if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree  - preferably in supply chain, engineering, or production operations
  • Experience utilizing LEAN Principles in a manufacturing and / or distribution environment
  • Experience managing in a manufacturing and/or distribution environment
  • Experience with equipment and/or building maintenance
  • Ability to lead, coach, and mentor teams
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills –includes  both verbal and written 
  • SAP knowledge and experience
  • Project management experience
  • Adept at seeing opportunities to improve upon the status quo and implementing solutions



At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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