Title:  Continuous Improvement Manager

Requisition ID:  1130

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Department:  Quality
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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 Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for leading all activities and functions driven toward the execution of an effective Quality System.  Direct the activities of suppliers, production, and customers to resolve quality problems and continuously improve the level of quality.  Represent Graphic Packaging Int'l at customer locations, evaluate and resolve technical issues.  Provide leadership to Continuous Improvement staff to optimize the role of CI within the plant. Handle all of the cost saving project tracking data base activity.


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 and cost savings, which includes root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • 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 activities, duties, and projects of CI personnel.
  • Implement practices and controls to drive an effective supplier management system.
  • Serve as customer contact for quality issues.
  • New business transition management.
  • Oversee Continuous Improvement website for local plant; manage document control system.
  • Manage customer specification system.
  • Manage Customer Feedback / Complaint System.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field
  • 3 - 5 years experience in quality, manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Six Sigma experience is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to lead and direct others
  • Prior management or supervisory experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control Theory.
  • Experience in implementation of technical testing in production environments.
  • General knowledge of printing and converting knowledge preferred.




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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo