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Title:  Supt., Logistics (Mill)

Requisition ID:  17284-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 19,000 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.




This position provides leadership to shipping shift teams and is an integral part of the plant management team.  The individual drives shift performance to achieve results consistent with company direction and goals.   This person will work to develop the team members to their full potential.  They are responsible for safety, housekeeping, product quality, production efficiency, and equipment condition for the department. The Superintendent also has the responsibility, authority and accountability for job assignments, work priorities, and overtime requirements.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.


  • Lead the day-to-day activities of 3 work groups from 2 Unions.  Trucking, load plan and loading, and roll handling from machine to warehouse including 24-7 coverage.
  • Responsible for performance coaching and/or/counseling of department employees for performance relating to safety, quality, productivity and/or inappropriate behaviors to include disciplinary action if required to resolve performance issue.
  • Key Mill contact for Corporate SPI initiatives within scope of Logistics, warehousing etc
  • Provide internal, strategic solutions for Mill logistic issues and cost savings
  • Accountable for overall department performance in areas of Safety, Mill Warehousing, Customer Shipments, Inventory control, Production scheduling, Labor hours, quality & culture.  Takes necessary actions to ensure goals are achieved.  
  • Expedite tactical solutions for Senior Mill leadership requests - within scope of responsibility
  • Responsible for performance coaching and/or/counseling of Union department employees for performance relating to safety, quality, productivity and/or inappropriate behaviors to include disciplinary action if required to resolve performance issue.
  • Lead, coach and improve department meetings and communications. Attends and participates in meetings
  • Provides daily communications to the shift teams i.e. announcements.  
  • Ensures product quality, production efficiencies and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards. 
  • Salaried performance reviews and expectations Manages job assignments, training plans
  • Provides leadership and direction to shift leaders and other hourly employees to continuously improve safety, quality, reduce waste and increase throughput.
  • Deliver successful synergies and cooperation with all Mill processes, peers and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ensures that safety/housekeeping norms, procedures and acceptable work practices are being followed throughout the shifts.
  • Attends and participates in department meetings as scheduled
  • Provides daily communications to the shift teams i.e. announcements.
  • Manages job assignments and training plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.




  • 5-7 years leadership/supervisory experience
  • Previous warehouse and/or logistics experience
  • MS Office




  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related training and experience




  • Strong organizational skills
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • A demonstrated ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong team player




  • General schedule is a M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. The position will require weekend coverage on a rotational basis.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.




  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.




  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting



GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.


Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

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