Title:  Printing Manager

Requisition ID:  4456

St Paul, MN, US, 55107

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


The Printing Manager will lead a team of 20 employees in the Printing and Sheeting departments of our St. Paul Consumer Packaging (folding carton) facility. Reporting to the Plant Manager, this position will serve as a member of the site leadership team and directly influence business results. The position is intended to be an introduction to leadership at GPI, as many promotional opportunities are available as you progress in your career. This role will also manage 2 salaried employees who oversee safety, quality, and pre-press.


Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and facilitates the long-term goals of the department. 
  • Oversees scheduling, material handling issues, and maintenance, as well as resolving production problems.
  • Provides a communication network between direct reports and upper management.
  • Works with all employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourages and leads the department to work safely and to continuously improve production practices. 
  • Develop and implement safety procedures and policies with the EH&S Manager in achieving departmental and plant safety goals.
  • Assures that the department maintains quality standards and uses SPC techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meets or exceeds established standards, and is directly accountable for expenditures exceeding budgeted levels.
  • Strives to have a technical proficiency and understanding of the machinery in the department. Provides assistance to the team in problem resolution and assures that testing and product development is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Works effectively with other department managers to resolve issues and coordinate efforts to achieve stated goals.
  • Must provide leadership in full support of GPI’s Mission, Vision and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must provide leadership and be fully supportive of all GPI efforts for LEAN, 5’s, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities/actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • In the absence of the Printing Manager, daily responsibilities will be transferred to a Supervisor and/or Project Lead/Production Lead.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Education, & Experience

  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organizational skills, and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels. 
  • Must be quality-conscious and customer-oriented.
  • Must possess the ability to develop improvements, and achieve budget via production control, cost constraints, etc.
  • A four-year college degree in management, business, finance, or similar, and/or equipment-specific experience in the folding carton industry is preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience is required. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred.




  • Competitive salary, see more information below.
  • Excellent 401(k) match!
  • 11 paid holidays, vacation, sick time, and flexible scheduling.
  • Positive, engaged workplace culture at a sustainable manufacturer. "We package life's everday moments for a renewable future." Check out more of what we're up to here: Join Our Team - Careers at Graphic Packaging (graphicpkg.com)
  • Health, Vision, Dental, + added benefits effective the 1st of the month after your hire date.
  • Multiple health plan offerings, including HSA options with company contributions, or traditional plans with the ability to earn up to $1,500/year into an HRA through our GPI Fit program.
  • Company-sponsored Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability to offer peace of mind to you and your family.
  • Employee Resource Groups to engage with communities meaningful to you, build your career, network with peers, or learn something new.
  • Leadership Development Training at our Global HQ in Atlanta.
  • So much more!


Pay Range:   $76,860.00 - $102,480.00


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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