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Title:  Converting Manager

Requisition ID:  16154-159

Lowell, MA, US, 08153

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking a candidate to join our Company as a Converting/Finishing Department Manager. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.


  • Effectively communicates with Production Supervisors and other departments to report on daily production, plans for future production, operational needs or issues, and schedule changes; partners effectively with scheduling department to ensure effective and optimal production to meet customer needs; leads effective and engaging shift meetings with team
  • Proactively reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to evaluate performance and to determine causes of operating or production issues or nonconformity with product specifications
  • Actively collaborate with Production Team to ensure seamless execution of customer requests on time and within budget.
  • Work closely with equipment OEM, vendors and our maintenance team to drive optimal uptime along with machine predictability through a rigorous and thoughtful PM program.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement across all shifts through seeking out current industry trends, product innovation and modern technologies
  • Actively drives improvements to achieve unparalleled make ready times.
  • Support continuous improvement, production efficiency efforts.
  • Oversees inventory counts to maintain inventory of glues, tapes and other supplies, in conjunction with monitoring use of materials
  • Identifies, documents, and drives departmental performance to meet metrics for Safety, Quality, Productivity, Waste and other KPI’s identified
  • Establish, communicate departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) through team members across all shifts ensuring understanding while equipping and empowering them with the tools and resources needed; establish clear accountability for the team’s work
  • Manages staffing for all three shifts to ensure that the Finishing department is able to meet workload requirements and productivity standards;
  • Manage administrative needs of the team including ensuring proper maintenance of equipment, maintaining licenses or certifications, and ordering supplies
  • Manage overall administrative managerial duties such as, approving time and attendance, approving vacation requests, etc.
  • Create clear expectations and accountability among all team members and to communicate, enforce and carry out necessary disciplinary action for any performance, attendance or code of conduct violation; identifies with and supports company leadership and company decisions and ensures compliance to all company policies and procedures.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year College or University.
  • Prior experience within the printing industry is required.
  • Quality assurance/continuous improvement and industrial safety experience with the majority in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance principles.
  • Six Sigma and LEAN training and experience preferred.
  • Statistical and other data analysis skills.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Leadership skills with high integrity.

Required Experience

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.

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.

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