Title:  Manufacturing Analyst

Requisition ID:  2541

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Manufacturing Analyst engages with all aspects of the Hamel folding carton plant by providing guidance, implementing improvements, and responding to manufacturing issues. The position will serve as a strategic business partner to operations management (60%) and administrative partner (40%) to key departments in the facility.


  • Analyze manufacturing data, identifying trends, anomalies, and predictive insights that inform strategic decision-making.
  • Utilize QlikSense, a powerful BI tool, to create interactive and visually compelling dashboards and reports that translate data into actionable information for stakeholders.
  • Develop, maintain, and refine comprehensive metrics and KPIs, with a strong emphasis on using data visualization to effectively communicate performance insights.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to management on performance improvement initiatives.
  • Provide administrative support to the Production Control and Operations teams, including daily reports and ad hoc projects.




  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, statistics, business administration, or a related field, providing a solid educational foundation for data analysis and interpretation. 4+ years of demonstrated ability in a high-paced manufacturing environment with skills/knowledge listed below acceptable substitute for degree.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly excel.
  • Experience in the folding carton industry is preferred. Specific knowledge of KBA, Bobst and other related OEM’s also highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills for efficient project management and documentation, particularly in the context of data analysis and visualization projects.
  • Possess knowledge of data science methodologies, statistics, and predictive modeling techniques.
  • Previous experience in creating visually compelling and interactive dashboards using QlikSense or similar BI tools preferred.
  • Proficiency in using data collection software, particularly Ignition data collection software.
  • Proven track record of effectively collaborating within cross-functional teams, driving data-driven initiatives and improvements.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of articulating complex data findings and recommendations clearly and persuasively. 
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate data insights into actionable strategies and decisions.

The anticipated starting salary for this position is between $75,000 and $95,000 annually.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis