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Title:  Product Development Manager

Requisition ID:  18901-159

Louisville, CO, US, 80027

Category:  Research and Development
Travel:  Up to 50%


With limited supervision from the Manager, Sr., Research & Development, the Mgr., Product Development is responsible for the coordination, and logistics of R&D packaging projects with emphasis support for Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) division. The Mgr., Product Development will collaborate with EMEA resources to develop new packaging from the concept stage through the commercialization stage. The Mgr., Product Development also develops existing and new GPI packaging concepts with a focus on bringing these concepts to a manufacturable.

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


Manages the R&D packaging development process for EMEA centric projects, composing detailed plans, timelines, and budgets to address project(s) scope and goals. Coordinates work within the R&D team to achieve project timelines.

Develops cost models for new packaging concepts, including capital estimation/requirements.

Leads R&D activities into creating further enhancements of GPl's packaging formats and combinations thereof.

Successfully manages several packaging projects simultaneously, keeping extreme focus on customer commitments and project timelines/milestones.


Writes materials, manufacturing, and performance specifications for new packaging products.

Composes detailed presentations on project(s) progress. Leads discussions on project(s) and presents updates/reports to senior staff and customers.


 Required Experience/Background:


  • BS/BA, preferably in a scientific discipline.
  • Proficient with MS office software, including MS Project.
  • Comfortable conversing/presenting in group settings with customers, team members, and senior management.
  • Multi-Lingual is a plus. Speaking-French, German, Spanish, and or Swedish is a benefit.


  • Frequent European travel with potential of 1-2 trips per month.
  • Ability to lift to 30 and work safely in an industrial laboratory environment, including working with industrial chemicals and manufacturing equipment.

Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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