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Management Trainee

Current Opening


Jackson, MS – Great Southern Industries, A Rusken Company

Role Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a full-time position, beginning in May 2021, for the Rusken Management Development Program (RMDP) at our Jackson, MS facility.  The Candidate will spend time in all functional business units of the Company to gain a wide breadth of experience, and hone skills in areas of interest with various projects. A candidate will spend an average of three to five months in each of the nine functional areas of the company, resulting in an anticipated two+ years within the program. 

The RMDP provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience, and make a positive impact. The goal with each RMDP candidate is to fill open, exciting opportunities within the Rusken footprint.  Following a successful completion of the program, candidates will be hired based on need, interests and fit.

Functional Training Areas (in no particular order):

    1. Production
    2. Plant Supervision
    3. Shipping
    4. Design
    5. Customer Service
    6. Sales Support
    7. Finance and Accounting
    8. Human Resources and Administration
    9. Quality

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an accredited university and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Fast learner and ability to multi-task to hit deadlines

  • Detail-oriented and organized

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Preferable business-related majors, but open to all majors that meet requirements

  • Self-starter willing to take initiative regularly to drive positive results

About Rusken Packaging:

Rusken Packaging is a manufacturer of corrugated boxes, covering the Southeast U.S. Operating from facilities in Cullman, AL, Heflin, AL, Luverne, AL, Jackson, TN, Clarksville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Canton, GA, Conyers, GA, Harrisburg, AR, Jackson, MS and Tupelo, MS, Rusken is one of the largest independent corrugated manufacturers in North America. For over 40 years, our vision has been to provide our customers with the very best quality, value and service in the industry, doing business with people you trust.

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