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Title:  Quality Control Manager

Requisition ID:  13988-159
Location: 

Centralia, IL, US, 62801

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  Up to 25%

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs quality control program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards.
  • Direct the activities of suppliers, production employees, and customers to resolve quality problems and continuously improve the level of quality.
  • Provide leadership to Continuous Improvement staff to optimize the role of CI within the plant.
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    JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Develop closed-loop quality system driven to reduce process variation and ensure plant compliance.
  • Act as change agent to drive continuous improvement of production and service processes to improve quality and increase efficiency, which includes root cause analysis and problem solving.
    • Formulate and maintain quality control objectives and coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant managers and/or CI Organization to maximize product reliability and minimize costs.
    • Ensures plant’s compliance to 3rd party Functional Control/Pre-Requisite program requirements including: AIB, HACCP, SQF, and other customer-mandated programs.
    • Conducts annual training in HACCP, GMP’s Food defense, and Allergens
    • Develop and implement product quality plans and procedures by overseeing gauge requirements, frequency, responsibility and methods to ensure compliance to process and product specifications.
    • Direct, through intermediate personnel, workers engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure quality control over raw materials and final products.
    • Oversee Chain of Custody Certification Program
    • Plan, promote, and organize training activities related to product quality and reliability.
  • Serve as customer contact for quality issues.
  • Represent Graphic Packaging at customer locations.
  • Respond to, evaluate, and resolve customer complaints
  • Track and manage customer feedback regarding quality.
  • Direct activities, duties, and projects of CI personnel.
  • Implement practices and controls to drive an effective supplier management system.
  • Work with Raw material vendors on material specifications and process/track vendor complaints
  • Oversee new business transition.
  • Oversee Continuous Improvement website for local plant.
  • Drive cost savings initiatives and track progress towards plant goals.
  • Manage customer specification system.
  • Oversee trials. Create and communicate trial plans.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
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    JOB SPECIFICATIONS  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field preferred
    • 3-5 years experience in quality, or equivalent experience
    • Six Sigma experience a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lead and direct others
    • Prior management or supervisory experience preferred
    • Proficient with MicroSoft Office, Outlook, and internet research skills
    • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control theories
    • Experience in implementation of technical testing in production environments
    • General knowledge of printing and converting technologies preferred
    • Experience with Minitab software and SAP is a plus
    • Travel required
    • Visual Color Discrimination, the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of colors

    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.


    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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