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Title:  Mgr., Plant I

Requisition ID:  10580-159

Prosperity, SC, US, 29127

Category:  Executive and Senior Management
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  96


The Plant Manager is responsible for leading a team of 45-70 employees to achieve safety, quality, service and productivity targets and expectations.  The facility generates approximately $10MM of revenue annually and converts up to 100M tons of SBS board.  The plant services GPI’s Foodservice customers and Folding Carton plants producing primarily hot cups, cold cups, and food containers.  Through effective working partnerships with sales, sales & operations support, the incumbent balances customer needs with optimizing operational effectiveness.  The Plant Manager is responsible for implementing manufacturing policies and programs that maintain and improve the company’s competitive position and profitability of the operation.

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


Strategic Initiatives – EBITDA and Cash Targets

  • Improve productivity and decrease waste through the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and projects.
  • Increase labor efficiency and utilization, including staffing and overtime.
  • Optimize inventory turns and reduce aged board inventory to meet cash targets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Growth Initiatives – Annual Revenue

  • Execute Voice of Customer initiatives at the facility level.
  • Achieve on-time delivery targets.
  • Drive successful onboarding of new and transfer business.
  • Ensure that customer specifications are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Operational Effectiveness

  • Meet or exceed standards for environmental, safety, working conditions and cleanliness through daily oversight and direction of management team.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to continually improve quality and reduce customer complaints.
  • Direct management team to ensure productivity targets are monitored and achieved across all facility assets.
  • Ensure facility assets are appropriately maintained through planning and implementation of maintenance programs and procedures, including preventative maintenance and reliability programs.
  • Manage overall spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume.
  • Manage facility maintenance budget within parameters.
  • Provide local support and coordination on facility capital projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Organizational Effectiveness

  • Drive and implement high performance management practices, including Lean, 6 Sigma, daily management processes and other related programs.
  • Partner with HR function to hire, train and evaluate team members. Assess performance and take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.  Ensure compliance with current federal, state and local employment regulations. 
  • Establish group and individual accountabilities through annual goal planning and performance reviews.
  • Develop talent through assignments, job rotations, promotions to build bench strength and succession planning.
  • Drive and support high performance culture employee involvement initiatives and practices. Build and maintain a productive and engaged relationship with hourly associates.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • 7–10 years of operational management experience in the packaging industry.
  • Technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate process improvement teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate vision/mission.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to motivate people.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet skills.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience a plus.



  • Four year degree preferred or;
  • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.
  • Master’s Degree a plus



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics and Values
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Managerial Courage
  • Motivating Others


GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC. 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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.