Title:  Logistics Sr Manager

Requisition ID:  1139

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.



The Manager, Transportation and Warehouse IV role is responsible for safety, employee engagement, productivity, quality, performance, and customer service associated with a complex, multi-shift finished goods distribution and raw materials warehouse function throughout a 5-building campus. The person in this role shares in the obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.


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

  • Leading a Transportation and Warehouse team responsible for raw material storage and finished goods distribution operations.
  • Sustaining a culture of safe work performance, encouraging employee involvement, following up on safety concerns, and modeling proper safe behaviors. Partnering with HSE to ensure adherence to safety and environmental standards.
  • Achieving effective employee engagement, developing and supporting a culture where employee input is encouraged, and individuals and teams achieve success through common vision, goals, and purpose.
  • Achieving quality goals, training employees to established customer quality standards, following proper quality procedures, and performing requisite inspections.
  • Achieving key performance goals, communicating clear objectives and priorities, providing requisite training resources, engaging employees, and effectively measuring and reporting out on progress.
  • Directing the storage and distribution of all items at the lowest cost consistent with established specifications in terms of quality and quantity.
  • Proactively identifying, developing, recommending, and implementing effective operating policies.
  • Ensuring materials, supplies, vehicles, equipment are maintained to specifications.
  • Developing and managing distribution and warehouse department budgets.
  • Effectively communicating throughout the organization on key issues.
  • Evaluating job performance and recommending appropriate personnel action.
  • Guiding leadership team in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving issues.
  • Serving as President of the Shelbyville Industrial Railroad Service (SIRS)



  • Minimum of 7 years of Operations Management experience in a large, complex warehousing, distribution, or logistics environment required.
  • Exposure to large, complex manufacturing operations.



  • Bachelor’s degree (Industrial Engineering, Production Management, Business Administration, or related field.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with various manufacturing and staff departments at the plant, and with groups outside the plant, including vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, including train, coach, mentor, counsel, and discipline.
  • Strong strategic, analytical problem-solving ability (TCC/Trouble Cause Correction)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
  • Ability to utilize time management & multi-tasking skills necessary to execute the responsibilities of the distribution and warehouse function.
  • Strong computer skills with a focus on Microsoft office applications, QAD experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently as well as the ability to coordinate activities with different departments
  • Strong safety orientation as per job requirements

Nearest Major Market: Decatur