Packaging Department Manager
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description

ASR Group is the world's largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company's brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino, C&H, Redpath, Tate & Lyle, Lyle's and Sidul.


The primary responsibility of the Packaging Manager is to effectively plan, coordinate, and manages all of the packaging and operations in a safe, environmentally responsible, quality-focused and financially responsible manner. The Packaging Manager directly supervises the packaging team managers and packaging supervisors and indirectly supervises the hourly packaging employees.


  • Review daily packaging operation with the packaging team with respect to overall throughput, efficiency, product requirement, and production schedule. Review current inventory levels and anticipated customer demand with Logistics to assure adequate order fulfillment.
  • Develop and implement plans to improve performance, drive continuous improvement, and build technical depth and leadership capability. Determine the future state of the department and develop and implement plans that drive towards the future state.
  • Develop and maintain a good working climate by developing a team. Conduct performance evaluations on a timely basis and establish performance goals. Ensure that supervisors and superintendents are building teams, setting expectations and holding employees accountable.
  • Manage union relationship and grievances with Human Resources.


  • 6 or more years of experience leading a high-speed packaging operation required.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment required.
  • Experience working in a CPG or Food Manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience leading a large work group of 75+ employees required.
  • Prior continuous improvement experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and train employees.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sound HSSE practices and experience with quality systems (ISO, SQF, etc.).
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays, if appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; or equivalent experience.


  • Supervises the Packaging and Packaging Maintenance Supervisors and Team Managers, and through them, the hourly workforce of the department.


  • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making - Identifies and understands trends and/or issues; connects data points through analysis to arrive at a logical conclusion.
  • Business & Financial Acumen - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of our organization; interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better corporate decisions.
  • Effective Communication - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner by tailoring one's message to fit the interests and needs of the audience.
  • Customer Orientation - Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times. Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs. Assists business partners and customers toachieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
  • Establishes Trust - Gaining the confidence and faith of others by actions and words that promote being honest, forthcoming, integrous and vulnerable.
  • Problem-Solving - Anticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
  • Results Orientation & Accountability - Takes accountability, identifies, executes and drives actions to consistently achieve desired results.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration - Creates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.
  • Change Management - Achieves success through change identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation, removes barriers and resistance, and enables behaviors that support desired outcomes.
  • Develops Others - Plans for the growth of others, diligently addressing performance issues and conflicts, both at the individual and organizational level with the purpose of achieving results through the activities of other people.


  • Baltimore, MD


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genderidentity, age,nationalorigin, disability, veteranstatusorany other category protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Our Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of this Employer to comply with all applicable fair employment practices and equal opportunity laws in every country where our employees work, and to provide employment opportunities, as well as administer all terms and conditions of employment, to all qualified persons on an equal basis. The Employer prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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