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Title:  Human Resources Director, Commercial

Requisition ID:  14978-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Up to 25%


As a Director, Human Resources for Graphic Packaging largest business unit, you will be a strategic business partner, culture carrier, and trusted advisor for the executive leaders of the global functions.

 This position requires an experienced, data-driven, analytical, collaborative, and influential leader who can work effectively across a highly matrixed environment. The Director, Human Resources will partner closely with the commercial leaders and their direct reports to advance people strategies and solutions that are aligned with short- and long-term organization and operational goals.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following:   




  • Partner closely with key executives to advise and coach them on creating, implementing, and driving a high-quality talent agenda and human capital strategy for the organization
  • Co-lead the continued development of the global commercial organization, building strong functional organizations that deliver excellence across business units while attracting, retaining and developing the world’s best functional talent
  • Drive change management efforts across assigned organizations, ensuring employee and stakeholder impact is at the forefront of organizational decisions, and that organization changes are planned and thoughtfully implemented with strong process integrity
  • Leverage the resources of the global human resources organization, provide full-scope HR support to leaders including executive coaching, employee relations, compensation, structure and leveling, employee engagement and culture development, organizational design, change management, employee communications, and people development
  • Drive integrity and accountability for execution of HR employee lifecycle processes throughout assigned organizations, including goal setting, performance management, talent planning and annual merit (compensation)
  • Identify levers and develop strategies that measurably improve engagement and retention (e.g. talent assessments, engagement surveys, exit surveys)
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional projects as needed to improve HR processes, policies and systems
  • Work with leaders and employees to identify, establish, and maintain a positive work environment and authentic culture which encourages diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Develop the overall HR function, ensuring appropriate representation of assigned functions while creating new HR processes, systems and approaches that progress the company as a whole
  • Must work within and adhere to the company’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • 12 years of progressive experience in all aspects of human resources
  • Organization design and development experience, including strong change management, for a complex and transforming business organization
  • Strong executive presence and proven experience directly supporting and coaching senior executives and influencing executives to make better people decisions that achieve business results
  • HR experience with a focus on commercial, marketing, and/or communications functions; developing organizations that increase revenue
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with contemporary HR structure and practices, including HR business partnering, shared services, and centers of expertise (e.g., talent acquisition, talent management and development, compensation, benefits, compliance)
  • Talent magnet with a history of acquiring and developing top talent, both within own HR organization and within assigned business groups
  • Comfort using facts and data to build people-centric business cases; for example, use of staffing models and other analytical tools
  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking; high IQ, high EQ, passion, and strong critical thinking skills with a willingness to take reasonable risk and challenge the status quo
  • Demonstrated initiative in a fast-moving environment; proactive problem solver, roll-up-one’s-sleeves attitude with courage of conviction, a strong work ethic and steadfast integrity
  • Exceptional project and process management skills with a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic business environment



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in human resources, business, or related field preferred



  • Intermediate proficiency in MS (Microsoft) Excel and Word
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and deliver to timelines
  • Must be able to quickly build relationships with the plant shipping departments, customer service and finance/pricing
  • Ability to define problems, to collect data, to establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Possess intellectual curiosity and initiative
  • Must be creative, resourceful, organized & able to work well independently & as part of a team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced operational environment and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to use technology to solve business problems



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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