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Title:  Mgr., Cutting II

Requisition ID:  14483-159
Location: 

Pacific, MO, US, 63069

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies.  The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached Kraft board and coated-recycled board. One of its facilities is currently seeking a Cutting Department Manager.  The position is located at the Pacific, MO plant, which is part of the Large Format Sheet Fed Division producing sheet fed cartons.

Position Purpose: Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and management for the Cutting Department during the various shift operations.  Ensures production safety, quality and customer satisfaction goals are met.  Initiates and supports all processes and ensures compliance with Six Sigma efforts.  

Job Functions:

    • Plans, directs, and manages cutting operations to achieve operating goals and objectives consistent with plant and division objectives. 
    • Identifies cost reduction and continuous improvement opportunities in support of Six Sigma efforts.
    • Identifies capital improvement projects for the department and provides project management support.
    • Manages department efforts across shifts and with other departments and functions.
    • Establishes department goals in the areas of safety, quality, productivity and employee development.
    • Ensures production operations are conducted in a safe and clean working environment and complies with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • Identifies activities and opportunities that improve the manufacturing processes and controls costs throughout the department.
    • Directly involved in responsibilities / actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
    • In the absence of Cutting Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to Supervisor on duty.

Additional duties as assigned

  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.
  • Participate in SQF Root Cause and Corrective Actions (from customer complaints, SQF audits, validation, and verification activities) as required.
  • Reporting of any customer complaints to persons responsible to enter into GPI’s Customer Complaint system for root cause analysis and appropriate corrective action taken.
  • Follow all procedures related to producing Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
  • Report any potentially unsafe SQF conditions or customer complaints to a person of authority to record and/or correct the situation.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or related field with 5-8 years’ experience in converting operations and working with dies or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage projects, resources and people and set and meet target disciplines
  • Ability to develop improvements, achieve budget/cost constraints
  • Supervisory experience preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook and internet.

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 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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