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Title:  Manager, Continuous Improvement

Requisition ID:  14643-159

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  Negligible

Continuous Improvement Manager

Location:  Valley Forge, PA


Direct the Continuous Improvement Process for the plant.  This involves the development, implementation and preservation of the validity of the Quality System, the proper allocation of available capital to equipment and processes which move the business forward and the identification of personnel training requirements relative to new equipment and processes.  The major objective is to improve the people and processes so cost is driven from the system, the product are more competitive in the marketplace and the business grows.


  • Meet and maintain all divisional Process Management objectives as established by GPI.
  • Maintain a Quality System conforming to the standards and guidelines of the American National Standards Institute and Lean/Six Sigma practices.
  • Direct the activities, duties, and projects of the Quality Auditors to assure compliance to customer specifications.
  • Serve as the plant’s contact for customer complaints and customer compliance audits.
  • Direct the development of SPC in both production and CI areas necessary to maintain a level of process control that meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • Execute and manage Six Sigma, Process Improvement, and Lean projects. Track and report all savings through the GPI Project Tracking Database.
  • Communicate plant quality objectives and performance relative the objectives in a timely and effective manner.
  • Actively solicit input from all employees to aid in successfully accomplishing the above listed actions.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility product safety (GMP’s)/Sanitation policies and procedures.  Must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of AIB/5’s and other company standards.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Disposition of all materials (raw, in-process, customer returns) on quality hold.
  • Manage customer returns and credits and lead corrective action process.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



Required Skills

Bachelor Degree or equivalent practical experience (Minimum 2 year degree with 10 years of work experience in progressively more responsible positions)

 Six (6) years experience in Quality Management, Engineering Management, Production Management    and/or Project Management in a manufacturing environment.Black Belt Six Sigma Certification.

  - Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, track, execute and document multiple projects simultaneously.

  - Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop, implement and document systems for maintenance and control of products and processes.

  - Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office or similar word processing, MINITAB, SHAREPOINT, spreadsheet and communications software.

  - The incumbent will be exposed to the shop floor environment on a daily basis but, the majority of work is done in an office environment.

  - The incumbent must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.

  - The incumbent must exhibit ability and a desire to make reasoned decisions on actions to be taken, based upon his/her knowledge and experience, with less than complete information on the current situation.

  - The incumbent must take a strong position on well reasoned convictions, be uncompromising in the quest for quality of output whether it is a product, a service or an activity and above all act at all times in accordance with high principles, ethics and a sense of purpose.

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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