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Title:  Mgr., Converting III - Printing

Requisition ID:  12714-159

Monroe, LA, US, 71203

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

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
  • Lead and direct LDI process for department, including facilitation of Natural Management Team (NMT) and Natural Work Teams (NWT) meetings
  • Overall Printing production management of four (4) presses
  • Management of various plant wide programs
  • Direct Reports include Printing Production Supervisors
  • 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 & improvement
  • Labor relations support & improvement
  • Employee development
  • Enforcement of all company policies and procedures
  • Participate in and or lead Lean, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement events
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills


  • 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

Required Experience


  • 3 - 5 years of supervisory/management experience in manufacturing
  • Printing/Packaging background strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Word & Excel (Access & Visio experience a plus)
  • LEAN Six Sigma manufacturing experience desired



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



  • 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.


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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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