Title:  Converting Manager

Requisition ID:  1414

Monroe, LA, US, 71203

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 25%

Graphic Packaging International is a leader in the packaging industry, serving hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands.  You’ve probably purchased food, beverages or other consumer products sold in our packaging. 

Our focus on customer service has made us one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycled board, microwave packaging and machinery.  We continue to set new standards for our industry, always looking ahead to help our customers meet changing consumer demands and their business goals.

We combine market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create inspired packaging.  Our mission of providing nature-based, renewable packaging improves the environment for us all.  That’s why the world’s leading consumer and commercial brands are drawn to us.

We design smart and attractive packaging that stands out in the highly competitive retail marketplace.  But, that’s just the beginning.  Our global capabilities, systems expertise and packaging solutions deliver value to our customers on many levels.  Optimizing the supply chain.  Securing product supply.  Improving sustainability metrics.  Stretching marketing dollars.  Boosting sales. Building brand loyalty. 

That’s what we expect our packaging solutions to deliver.  And that’s why we continue to raise the bar.


The Converting Manager - Printing provides direction and management for the Printing Supervisory and production employees. Planning and controls production performance as measured against operating targets developed according to machine capabilities, staff capabilities and projected business. Incumbent ensures compliance to established customer quality and production standards. Actively leads and participates in plant safety, housekeeping, continuous improvement, six sigma and lean manufacturing programs by ensuring goals are met within the department. The incumbent exercises a high level of independent judgment and autonomy within the scope of his/her role.  They understand and align business operations and production management as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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


  • Manage and maintain a safe working environment
  • Overall Printing production management of 2 Tresu Presses
  • Management of various plant wide programs
  • Direct Reports include Printing Production Supervisors and Process Engineer
  • Facilitates improvement issues within the operations supervisory team
  • Coordination of various department & plant wide roll-outs
  • Identify capital improvement projects for the department
  • Monitors and consistently works toward process improvement and high quality results
  • Culture & communications support and employee engagement
  • Labor relations support & improvement
  • Employee development
  • Enforcement of all company policies and procedures
  • Participate in and or lead Lean, A3 and other Continuous Improvement projects
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred (Advanced Degree helpful)
  • Strong knowledge of organized labor relations





  • Project Management
  • Technical and problem solving
  • Strong knowledge of Color control instruments and color tolerance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate people
  • Must be quality conscious and customer oriented
  • Ability to maintain favorable employee morale
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment




  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe