Title:  Talent Pipeline Program Manager

Requisition ID:  20974-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Negligible


This role will partner with Human Resources to execute and enhance GPI’s early-career pipeline programs while also assessing the business needs to develop other critical pipelines that will promote a deeper, sustainable value for the company.  Key deliverables will include building talent programs to attract, develop, and retain teams of high performing individuals to help grow and drive GPI’s business strategy.   The ideal candidate will be a dynamic self-starter that practices inclusivity and has a strong sense of ownership. 

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

  • Manage the Leadership Development Program (LDP) with an emphasis on in-program participant development, performance, retention, and post-program participant development.
  • Own, develop and maintain relationships with partner schools and organizations from which we recruit LDPs
  • Support the Talent Acquisition team to recruit LDPs as needed.
  • Partner with Human Resources and Site Managers to create a consistent experience for LDPs across the organization
  • Partner with site managers to onboard, assess performance gaps and accelerate development through robust individual development plans.
  • Operate as a career coach for LDPs to effectively shape their development and improve retention
  • Reimagine, create, and/or curate cohort development opportunities for LDP participants based on business need
  • Introduce robust feedback loop, in alignment with the current performance management process, to ensure participant and business needs are met
  • Develop and introduce key organizational metrics that evaluate the effectiveness of the LDP.
  • Partner with Human Resources to establish enterprise-wide standards for internship/co-op program.
  • Provide cohort development opportunities for Interns.
  • Identify opportunities for process and content enhancements that streamline and improve current programs
  • Assess business to understand the need for other critical talent pipelines. Partner with Learning & Development to design additional programming.
  • Partner with the Learning Management System (LMS) Administrator to maintain an updated training curriculum, resources, and training records/assets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in Leadership Development or Talent Management
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Program Management experience
  • Experience within a Fortune 500 Company preferred. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business or related field. 


  • Validated self-starter who generates new insights and challenges the status quo.
  • Strong detail orientation with a sense of urgency, responsibility, and self-motivation. Ability to multitask is essential.
  • Capability to communicate effectively across all levels in the organization, both in writing and orally. Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage relationships within a matrixed environment.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to influence at multiple levels.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively when working within a team.
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion. 


  • 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. 


  • Demonstrates integrity & Trust
  • Inclusive leader
  • Change Champion
  • Culture Builder
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic Thinker Agile Learner
  • Action Oriented

Required Experience


  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in Leadership Development or Talent Management
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Program Management experience
  • Experience within a Fortune 500 Company preferred. 



 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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