Business Unit General Manager
Rock Tenn Company 512 reviews - California

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Northern CA Business Unit General Manager with Multi-Plant responsibility (Fresno, Milpitas, and Salinas) locations.

RockTenn (NYSE: RKT)

Norcross, GA

RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard, consumer and corrugated packaging and one of the world’s largest paper recyclers, with annualized net sales of approximately $10 billion. Over the years, Rock-Tenn has outpaced its peers in revenues, profitability, EBITDA and stock price. We’ve done this by creating and following a bold strategy of: exceeding our customers' expectations every time, creating long-term shareholder value and encouraging and rewarding employee excellence.

Since its founding in 1936, Rock-Tenn has focused on developing packaging and paperboard products that bring high value to its customers, employees and shareholders. The company now operates 240 facilities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and China. We employ 26,000 employees and are North America’s largest paper recycler, largest display manufacturer, largest pre-print linerboard producer, 2nd largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging, 2nd largest producer of coated recycled paperboard, and 2nd largest producer of folding cartons.

Job Summary:
Responsible for managing the entire operation of assigned facility, which includes safety, human resources, financial, environmental, quality, production, transportation, maintenance, engineering and community relations.

General Responsibilities:

Assure that on a daily basis all RockTenn values, standards and Customer Commitments (i.e.; sales, quality, R&A, safety, employee relations, on-time delivery, reporting etc.) are followed within the plant.

Develop and implement action plan for increasing plant income (i.e.; sales, creating efficiencies, etc.).

Control cost within budgetary limits to achieve profitability.

Work closely with sales manager in developing and maintaining relationships with key accounts.

Provide a vision for the plant strategically linking resources of the facility with its respective markets.

Prepare and submit reports as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Planning and Organizing

Establishing a course of action for self or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.

Adaptability to Change

Able to respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated information


Working effectively with others in the organization outside the line of formal authority (such as peers in other units or senior management) to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems.

Ethics & Integrity

Behaves in accordance with RockTenn's values and operating principles at all times, and rewards the same behavior in others. Takes action based upon the best interest of the Company rather than how it affects him/her personally.

Communication Skills

Communicate routinely with Regional Vice President and area leadership team and complete written reports as required on a timely basis

Customer Orientation

Ability to operate with the customer's best interest in mind.

Vision & Strategy

Creates and delivers a vision of the future to maximize company performance. Communicates strategy/vision in a way that is sharable/inspires others. Effectively translates the business vision and broad strategies into concrete or actionable strategic plan.

Experience/Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree. Previous business-to-business sales experience in a manufacturing/service industry with supervisory, management or coaching responsibility. Minimum of 10 years related work experience, with five in a leadership role

Special License/Certification Required:

Eligible for Overtime: No

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified

At RockTenn, we seek to be the most respected in the industry. Our employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations -- every time. If you enjoy this shared commitment to excellence and discovering value where others haven’t we would like you to consider RockTenn as your employer of choice.

Rock-Tenn Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V

About this company
512 reviews
Rock-Tenn Company (Rock-Tenn) is a manufacturer of packaging products, paperboard and merchandising displays. The Company operates in four...