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Title:  Sr. Project Manager (Foodservice)

Requisition ID:  19718-159

Atlanta, GA, US

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  Up to 50%

This Senior Project Manager will manage the execution of a portfolio of capital projects in the Foodservice business to deliver GPI’s sustainability driven organic growth goals.  The capital project portfolio comprises strategic growth and automation projects to enable the Foodservice operations achieve profitable growth over the long range plan.  The capital projects include sourcing and commissioning converting equipment to manufacture fiber based cups and plastic lids to serve current and emerging needs of GPI’s customers in the QSR and CPG segments. This high visibility position will have primary responsibility for executing several capital projects and will interface with other functions in a matrix organization.  The project management role will report to the Director, Engineering Services.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage execution of a portfolio of capital projects
  • Own and develop detailed scope of capital projects working with other functions including Engineering, R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Business Development and external vendors
  • Develop detailed execution plans and resource requirements to meet timelines and project deliverables
  • Conduct detailed risk analysis for project execution and develop mitigation plans
  • Execute capital projects through best practices in Project Management by coordinating with all appropriate internal and external resources
  • Coordinate factory acceptance, plant acceptance and equipment commissioning with project team
  • Manage project budget for capital efficiency through best practices in sourcing and cost management.
  • Lead overall communication with project team and key stakeholders
  • Follow best practices in project documentation
  • Facilitate, encourage, promote, and engage in teamwork activities

Required Skills

  • Project Management Skills – Capital/Technical projects
  • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Must have demonstrated oral and written communication and organizational skills, including presenting to senior leadership.
  • Must be able to work in a professional team environment.




  • Bachelor’s of science degree required. Engineering, Packaging Science or related technology required.
  • Advanced degree in Operations Management/Innovation Management preferred
  • Statistical Analysis


Required Experience

  • 10 years of experience in technical and innovation focused roles
  • Project management experience with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge/experience in paper manufacturing, plastics manufacturing, paper & board converting highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with Stage-Gate product development methodology
  • Demonstration leadership utilizing systematic problem-solving approaches to identify root causes
  • Proven track record of safely leading diverse teams of highly engaged, technically oriented, individuals to achieve superior results
  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • Six Sigma Certification, PMP certification, preferred



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment
  • Up to 30% travel to manufacturing facilities, suppliers, and customers – including international travel.


At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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

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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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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