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Title:  Converting Manager

Requisition ID:  20439-159

Tuscaloosa, AL, US, 35401

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  Up to 25%

Provides leadership to production supervisory and scheduling teams, manages production of the facility, and participates as a member of the site leadership team.  Directs the safe manufacture of all products at the lowest cost consistently with established specifications, quality, quantity, and delivery.


  • Responsible for managing Extrusion, Lamination and Rewinding departments to ensure equipment is running efficiently and producing quality material that meets or exceeds customer specifications and expectations
  • Plans, directs, and manages operations to achieve production goals consistent with plant and divisional objectives; maintains low waste, and ensures production efficiency and quality.
  • Identifies cost reduction and improvement opportunities for the manufacturing processes and controls cost throughout the facility.
  • Manages and facilitates goals of production and oversees production supervisors and scheduling.
  • Manages production efforts across all shifts and with other departments and functions
  • Establishes production goals in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and employee development.
  • Ensures production operations are conducted in a safe and clean working environment and meet AIB / LEAN / & Housekeeping standards.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values.
  • Supportive and involved in GPI efforts for Lean, 5S and other continuous improvement programs and processes.
  • Provides effective communication between departments. Facilitates meetings and intervenes if necessary to achieve goals of facility.
  • Seeks to develop best practices.
  • Promotes positive culture within facility.
  • Works with all employees to maintain a safe environment.
  • Develops inventory flow schedule based on production schedules.
  • Ensures product quality, production efficiencies and overall productivity that meets or exceeds established standards.
  • 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 acts consistently with our core values.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer orientated.


Required Skills

  • Possess both functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. 
  • Dedicated to using systems designed to measure work processes and creates an environment leading to efficient and effective work processes. 
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. 
  • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently. 
  • Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values; practices what he/she preaches 
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, process improvement techniques, and workflow change strategy. Must be a strong self-motivator, self-disciplined and organized. 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Self-starter, good people skills, strong personal leadership

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. Learn more about us at

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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