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Title:  Graphic Design Supervisor

Requisition ID:  19670-159

Clemson, SC, US

Category:  Customer Service and Sales Support
Travel:  Up to 25%

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. 



The purpose of this position is to plan, facilitate, and supply job information to the Artist in the most efficient and profitable manner possible, while offering support to Department Managers, and making recommendations on process improvements whenever possible.

Responsibilities of the Job include but are not limited to the following.

Quality Philosophy

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the quality effort
  • Promote a team approach to problem solving
  • Never sacrifice quality just to make a deadline

Job Schedule

  • Monitor the daily job schedule for your team
  • Conduct a team meetings on a bi-monthly basis with the team
  • Make certain that all artist hold a pre-planning meetings for any new business or problematic accounts

Production Management

  • Complete understanding of GOLD and most efficient workflows.
  • Complete understanding of prepress invoicing.
  • Work with the Prepress Supervisor for scheduling jobs to ensure scheduling needs are being met.
  • Work with the Prepress Supervisor on scheduling jobs to ensure the most cost affective workflow.
  • Take direction from the Manager, Graphic Communication Hub, on areas that require priority attention from team.
  • Participate with the need pre-pro calls for with our customers to achieve and exceed their expectations.
  • Communicate all problem or concerns with the Manager, Graphic Communication Hub via verbal or email.
  • Work with the Prepress Supervisor/Artist to prepare a quote for projects and submit to customer/sales
  • Work with the team to submit jobs for invoicing.


  • Communicate service issues and ideas for improvement with the Manager, Graphic Communication Hub.
  • Ensure work instructions are written and followed by the team.
  • Work with the Manager, Graphic Communication Hub to plan staffing levels/load balancing, based on sales volume and customer needs.
  • Work with Technical Administrator on new workflows and technologies for deliverables of plate ready proofs/files.
  • With Graphic Services help, develop a new workflow using SAP to capture project tracking, employee times, and cost associated with projects.
  • Identify training needs for the team.

Other Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Effective Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Electronic pre-press systems, Esko preferred. (Trapping, Color Rotation, File Resolution, etc.)
  • Being a proactive thinker in order to help locate and provide solutions for problem areas in regards to all applications
  • Packaging experience
  • Ability to assume positions of effective leadership as well as providing active support within a team setting
  • Have a well-rounded understanding of the different printing process, offset and flexo; Gravure a plus

Required Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Trade school or apprentice program.
  • Minimum 5 years working in Pre-Press or related field in Manufacturing.


Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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