Title:  Continuous Improvement Manager

Requisition ID:  4270

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Job Functions

  • Responsible for leading all activities and functions driven towards execution of an effective Quality System. 
  • Directs activities of suppliers, production, and customers to resolve quality problems and continuously improve the level of quality.
  • Represents Graphic Packaging International at customer locations, evaluating and resolving technical issues. 
  • Provides leadership to Continuous Improvement Staff to optimize the role of CI within the plant. The CI Manager has been designated by Senior Management as the SQF Practitioner to develop, validate, verify and maintain the company’s Food Packaging Safety Plan. The SQF Practitioner may engage the services of an SQF consultant to support validation and verification of SQF Programs. The CI Supervisor will cover in the absence of the CI Manager.
  • Develop closed-loop quality system driven to reduce process variation and ensure plant compliance.
  • Act as change agent to drive continuous improvement of production and service processes to improve quality and increase efficiency, which includes root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Develop and implement product quality plans and procedures by overseeing gauge requirements, frequency, responsibility and methods to ensure compliance to process and product specifications.
  • Direct activities, duties, and projects of CI personnel.
  • Lead and coordinate the Annual plant review of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) system, internal audit /schedule, and Coordinate SQF third party audits


Required Skills


  • Trained or knowledge of SQF prerequisites including GMP, Food Defense, etc.
  • Trained in SQF 2000, HACCP Certified
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control theories
  • Experience in implementation of technical testing in production environments.


Required Experience

  • 2-8 years ‘experience in quality, manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six -Sigma experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering Degree Preferred
  • AIB / SQF Practitioner or experience preferred.
  • Prior management or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Good general knowledge of printing and converting technologies preferred.



Pay Range:   $107,140.00 - $142,890.00


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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