Title:  Plant Manager

Requisition ID:  1700

Stone Mountain, GA, US, 30083

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.



  • Responsible for improving the safe working environment and the cultural environment of the facility.   
  • Responsible for the direction and control of improving ongoing efficient operations of all departments.
  • Directs the operation to meet the total business plan from order to delivery inclusive of procurement of raw materials, scheduling, manufacturing, shipment, and customer satisfaction.
  • Responsibilities also include managing all technical issues including capital and expense projects, preventative maintenance, building maintenance, EHS compliance, and quality of manufactured product. 



  • Ensures a safe environment for all employees and visitors by developing and implementing a comprehensive safety and emergency response program, effective training of all employees, and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Manage and direct the activities of department managers by developing and reviewing operating plans, establishing objectives to ensure safety, quality, productivity, cost control, and scheduling goals.
  • Coordinates plant and division/corporate resources to resolve material, process, and production problems in the plant. 
  • Implements annual operating plans and ensures timely resolution of deviations from plan to meet the financial objectives of the plant.
  • Directs and organizes all plant departments to ensure adequate supply of high quality products, implements quality manufacturing processes and control programs to meet or exceed customer specifications.
  • Responsible for developing effective plant operations, optimizes production schedules, continually improves production efficiencies, scrap rates and product quality throughout the operation and supports Lean and Six Sigma projects. 
  • Provides leadership and direction to all plant personnel.
  • Contributes to the overall growth and development of the company through effective communications with sales and technical groups and provides manufacturing expertise for the successful development of new products and processes.
  • Promotes positive labor relations inside and outside the plant by ensuring consistent application of company policies, provides leadership to managers and supervisors.
  • This is a union facility
  • Shares an 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



  • Bachelors Degree in Business or related field; MBA preferred.
  • Must have 8 or more years experience in a folding carton packaging industry or similar manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superior management/leadership skills
  • Foresight, creativity, sense of urgency, and good organizational skills
  • Proficient with MicroSoft Office, Outlook, and internet research skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills
  • Travel is required

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta