Title:  Converting Manager

Requisition ID:  21942-159

Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Direct the production operations at Wausau to align GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives to exceed customer expectations.

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

  • Evaluate and implement all production documentation and best demonstrated practices that affect Wausau, and coordinate technology transfers between Wausau and other GPI facilities.
  • Track metrics daily to ensure departments are running effectively.
  • Responds in an appropriate time and manner regarding customer needs.
  • Challenge speed limiting and process roadblocks with the equipment and crews.
  • Focus effort on continual improvement to reduce spoilage.
  • Enforce all Plant rules and issue disciplinary action as required in accordance with guidelines.
  • Provide periodic performance feedback and counseling to employees.
  • Coordinate process and material trials in the department.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills


  • 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, or riding.


  • 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
  • Customer Focus
  • Organization
  • Delegation
  • Business Acumen
  • Prioritizing

Required Experience


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
  • Familiarity with online production reporting system, such as SAP preferred.
  • 5-7 years managing a manufacturing department.


  • Four-year degree in Engineering or Business preferred; or closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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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