Farmer Brothers Company

Manager, Packaging

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The Packaging Manager is responsible for leading the implementation of Continuous Improvement / Lean to improve the overall effectiveness of the Packaging organization company wide.  The goal is to create a process allowing continuous insight in productivity and compliance opportunities through detailed deployment, and to turn these insights into sustainable and person independent improvements to be rolled out successfully across the business.


  • Accurately determine which project management methodologies and process improvement strategies are best suited to achieve objectives.
  • Drive the change management necessary to implement effective lean manufacturing operations.
  • Lead Lean initiatives by example.  Coach, train and develop the involved managers and co-workers on the Lean/Kaizen principles and tools to use.
  • Effectively uses those tools to increase the likelihood of success.
  • Monitor progress and evaluate roll out for its effectiveness and quality. 
  • Follow-through on action plans with the involved team members to ensure successful implementation.
  • Ensures all project outcomes and deliverables are implemented on time, on budget, and within scope. 
  • Track and manage post-project implementation performance including control plan audits, savings verifications, and reporting.
  • Support continuous improvement activity throughout the organization.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Maintain a high-energy level and positive attitude to support continuous improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assisgned. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, supply chain, operations or related field. 
  • 5 years of working knowledge / practical experience with packaging optimization in a similar manufacturing packaging environment.
  • 3-5 years of working experience with CI implementation.
  • Lean, 6S Black Belt / Green Belt certification preferred. 
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Experience with flexible film packaging.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and manage the change process.
  • Comfort with facilitating teams / groups and working with all levels in the organization. 
  • Proficient in MiniTab, Operating Windows and associated MS Office applications, including:  MS Word, Excel , Power-Point, etc. 
  • Strives for continuous growth and improvement. 
  • Generates original, creative ideas to improve processes.
  • Establishes high standards of performance for self and others. 
  • Readily and frequently collaborates with others. 
  • Self-starter that is resourceful and can work autonomously.
  • Seeks and uses feedback from a variety of sources. 
  • Meets deadlines, follows through on commitments and delivers on promises.
  • Able to take broad thinking around business issues and apply to company strategies.
  • Strong technical skills and strong training capabilities.
  • Strategic and Conceptual thinking.
  • Strong Communication skills, both written, and verbal. 
  • Business Planning and Development skills.
  • Strong Project Management skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Organization and Time Management skills.
  • Innovative, Creative, Entrepreneurial.
  • Collaborative. 


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