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Title:  VP, Global Quality

Requisition ID:  14649-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required


The VP, Global Quality will serve as GPI’s lead quality executive representing our paperboard mills and global converting manufacturing network internally across the company and externally with our customers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.  This is a newly established role due to the growth of GPI’s business and aspiration to generate $10 billion in annual sales by 2025.  The VP, Global Quality will have direct responsibility for a team of approximately 25 employees, consisting primarily of center-led quality assurance and technical service resources.   Through collaborative leadership, the selected leader will bring together quality resources across 80 paper mills and global converting manufacturing sites into a highly effective global function with a goal of leveraging scale, effectiveness and maximizing organization capability.



  • Serve as lead quality executive representing our paperboard mills and global converting manufacturing network internally and externally with focus customers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.  
  • Participate as a member of our global Supply Chain Leadership Team reporting directly to the SVP Supply Chain with matrix responsibilities to key divisional business teams.
  • Lead team of technical service representatives and central quality assurance resources with functional responsibility for quality teams across our global manufacturing sites.
  • Lead GPI’s Quality Steering Committee process facilitating issue resolution and quality excellent across our divisional manufacturing and commercial leadership teams.
  • Assess GPI’s quality processes, tools, talent and operating model compared with best practices to develop a strategic road map and business case supporting our growth over the LRP.
  • Develop, communicate and implement a clear enterprise-wide strategic quality vision to maximize employee engagement, performance results and overall culture of quality.
  • Lead quality assessment, trialing and transition program for GPI’s product / customer solutions as our manufacturing capabilities become more agile, broaden and grow.
  • Oversee the design, implementation and monitoring of enterprise-wide customer satisfaction measurement and initiatives to improve competitive advantage.
  • Lead global teams to promote and oversee quality, accreditation programs and initiatives that are scalable to monitor the quality of care, delivery and access.
  • Lead high-level customer and supplier interactions to resolve issues, serve as independent liaison to mediate intercompany quality matters.
  • Lead effort to standardize processes and procedures to meet food safety compliance standards
  • Establish and implement a strategy to execute continuous improvement and structured problem-solving projects to improve product quality.  Include methods of maintaining and ensuring sufficient skill levels exist where needed. (6S, Lean, KT, etc.)
  • Explore, identify, and pursue new technologies that improve effectiveness of our quality assurance and quality control systems including digital, real-time quality assurance systems. 
  • Attract, recruit and engage a highly motivated team with the quality function becoming a source of talent and development for future leaders across GPI.




  • 10 years in quality technical field and leadership roles, preferably in manufacturing  
  • 5 years of managing in an influential role as well as leadership in a people management environment
  • Bachelors degree in related field, MBA a plus
  • Experience leading quality function in global consumer products or process industries
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification, Master Black Belt preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience in Production Systems, Lean Manufacturing Deployment/Transformation
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • 3rd party Quality certification (ISO 9001/TS 16949) experience, preferred





  • Proven ability to develop and implement strategies on a global basis
  • Effective change and transformation leader
  • Ability to build an effective team on a global basis
  • Excellent management, mentoring and coaching skills with the ability to effectively direct project teams and other managers
  • Global perspective and mindset
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Ability to build strong business relationships and work collaboratively across multiple functions and regions able to integrate diverse cross stream and cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and develop solutions to solve issues
  • High level of expertise in quality systems and standards
  • Proven experience in dealing with difficult/complex manufacturing process issues with large customers and vendors


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.

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