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Title:  Talent Management Senior Manager

Requisition ID:  17538 - 159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Up to 50%

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

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference. 


Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of talent management manages and coordinates organization-wide efforts to ensure that Talent management and continuous improvement programs are developed and managed using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic imperatives. This position will also maintain effective programs for retention, promotion and succession planning and plan and maintain the full talent management lifecycle. 



  • Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of an internal bench of top talent and robust succession plans.
  • Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning).
  • Participate in organizational strategic planning and provide leadership for policy development.
  • Assist in the development of PM training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements with priority organizational concerns.
  • Serve as a business partner with hiring managers to develop effective sourcing and recruitment strategies that result in client satisfaction. Develop effective relationships within the organization and the hiring community to have influence and impact the recruiting process and hiring.
  • Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning.
  • Manage the maintenance and execution of the performance management system, including current job descriptions, standards of performance and performance evaluation instruments.
  • Create and maintain an environment of equal employment opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
  • Conduct presentations and training.
  • Ensure that organization-wide talent management and PM initiatives are focused and aligned on improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Work collaboratively with TA and hiring managers in the placement and advancement of LDP (Leadership Development Program) and Intern Talent.
  • Work closely with the HRIS manager to collect and coordinate aggregate data for talent pool and translate those data into insights through data analysis that drives deliberate action plans at the appropriate levels.
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative sourcing strategies and techniques to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.


This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.


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.


Required Skills

  • Customer Focus and Consulting - Focuses on understanding the requirements of customers. Helps customers solve business problems through diagnostic thinking, effective questions and creative thinking. Manages expectations and builds strong collaborative win-win relationships to deliver on key goals. Is able to challenge constructively and knows when this needs to be done. Provides thought leadership, ideas and a point of view. Is responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organization.
  • Talent Strategies - Ensures a deeper bench of replacement talent by implementing strategies for high potential identification and acceleration, assessment, succession planning, career development planning and talent movement. Coaches line managers in career development practices to support their own development and/or that of their people. Conducts needs analysis to create learning and development plans.
  • Business Acumen - Understands and demonstrates an understanding of the business, priorities, opportunities and challenges and external influencing factors. High level of organizational and learning agility.
  • Project Management  - Ensures the completion and implementation of projects or programs on time and within budget and, when needed, updates projects goals and plans to meet evolving needs. Conceptualizes and articulates meaningful outcomes and deliverables.  Knows when to communicate project issues and progress.
  • Change Management - Helps clients plan and lead change effectively by using consulting skills and providing relevant change frameworks, tools and capability building for clients.
  • Human Centric Design - Knowledge and skills to lead individual or team to designing products, services, systems, and experiences that address the core needs of those who experience a problem.
  • Resilient - Maintains composure and focus during emergency or high-stress situations. Possesses the managerial courage to respectfully intervene, de-escalate and manage conflict resolution. Is able to recover quickly and refocus after challenging setbacks.

Required Experience

  • 7 years of broad HR experience including talent management and performance management.
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field.
  • Experience designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, data analytics and relationship management.
  • Previous experience in capturing metrics and producing various employment reports.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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