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Section Manager - 3rd Shift

Date: Apr 7, 2019

Location: Lawrence, KS, US, 66044

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24508 


You need a job. You want a career. Working someplace you can be yourself and belong while creating something that makes a difference. Something that makes the world a better place. Perfect timing. Hallmark is looking for someone like you.


The Greetings Production Facility in Lawrence, Kansas is a fast paced production environment that produces greeting cards. Disciplines within the plant include the Production Team as well as Production Art, Production Planning, Engineering, and Plant and Facilities Maintenance. The Greetings Plant priorities are to exceed our customer’s expectations in timing and quality while significantly reducing cycle times and reducing our total cost of product. A disciplined problem solving approach, using a PDCA/A3 tools, by our engaged leadership team and operators is essential to achieving our lead time and cost reduction targets.

Come be a part of our team!


The Lawrence Section Manager directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of product(s), distribution of products, and tooling.  The Section Manager leads up to 35 Hallmark employees (with additional agency employees added during peaks), oversees 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.  The incumbent also provides the customer with the right product at the right time within the cost target.

This Section Manager position in Lawrence is for 3rd shift (11:30 pm - 8:00 am), Monday through Friday.


  • Meets or exceeds departmental objectives by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.  Provides feedback, written and verbal, that accurately reflects the performance of each individual employee.     
  • Makes work assignments to personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; identifying and resolving problems; reporting results of the area. 
  • Maintains staff by anticipating personnel requirements, looks for out-of-the box solutions to handle peak needs and keeps management apprised of those needs.  Participates in interviewing, assessing talent, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrates 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.    
  • Acts 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.  


Interested?  Follow the application instructions below to apply.


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job 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.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

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
  • 3+ years supervising direct reports OR Associates Degree or higher 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)


Your resume will stand out if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree  - preferably in supply chain, engineering, or production operations
  • 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
  • Familiarity with principles of LEAN


This position is located in our Lawrence Greetings Production Facility. Relocation is not provided. 



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.


Nearest Major Market: Lawrence

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