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Section Manager

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Leavenworth, KS, US, 66048

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 25012 

WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

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.

 

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! 

 

AN OVERVIEW:

The Leavenworth Section Manager directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of product(s), distribution of products, and tooling.  The Section Manager supervises 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.  Ensures good housekeeping practices and positive employee relations are maintained, and that safety regulations are followed.  Provides the customer with the right product at the right time within the cost target.

 

WHO WE ARE:

The Leavenworth production center has a strong team environment filled with great opportunities to expand understanding of supply chain and application of process improvement and lean methods and tools.  We work closely with our business partners to provide an end-to-end gift presentation solution for consumers. 

 

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

  • Meet or exceed 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. 
  • Provide feedback, written and verbal, that accurately reflects the performance of each individual employee.     
  • Make work assignments to personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; identifying and resolving problems; reporting results of the area. 
  • Maintain staff by anticipating personnel requirements, looks for out-of-the box solutions to handle peak needs, keep management apprised of those needs. 
  • Participate in interviewing, assessing talent, orienting, and training employees; developing 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.  

 

NOTE:  THIS SPECIFIC SECTION MANAGER POSTING IS FOR A 1ST SHIFT POSITION MANAGING THE CENTRAL SCHEDULING TEAM.   

 

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • Associate’s Degree or a minimum of three years of experience supervising direct reports.  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Your resume will stand out if you have:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • 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 LEAN principles.

     

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
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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