Black Belt IV / Lean Practitioner
Graphic Packaging - United States

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Black Belt IV / Lean Practitioner

        • Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), is a premier paperboard packaging company serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets. We also are a leading producer of labels, bags and specialty packaging. Our packaging is used everyday by many of the world’s best-known brands and our growing markets include microwave packaging, heat-transfer labels and sustainable packaging.

          We believe that our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering true value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and by being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

          Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., Graphic Packaging has over 15,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at

          We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefit offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

          MISSION / SUMMARY:

          To drive the achievement of Lean Six Sigma performance by building a culture of continuous improvement through use of Six Sigma Black Belt practices and other Continuous Improvement strategies throughout the business unit.

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

          Lead Six Sigma Black Belt projects within and across operations to optimize performance.

          Deliver significant Continuous Improvement Cost Savings through the execution of complex, division-wide Six Sigma projects.

          Train and mentor site Black Belts, Lean Leaders and other improvement personnel in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.

          Create opportunities for plants to share and develop best practices with Lean Six Sigma.

          Build and develop improved operations, processes, and procedures to support the Company strategic direction

          Facilitate a high level of employee participation on teams and in events to foster high involvement, accountability and results.


          A minimum three – five years increasingly responsible hands-on manufacturing industry experience.

          Must have prior experience in leading Six Sigma Black Belt level projects.

          Must have prior experience in influencing across functional and organization boundaries

          Must have excellent leadership skills and be able to lead in a fast-paced environment.

          Prior experience in leading Lean Kaizen Events is desirable.

          Packaging industry experience is desirable


          Four-year college degree, is recommended (ideally with engineering, business management, or operations focus)

          Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification required.

          Knowledge in lean tools (SMED, TPM, 5S, Standard Work, Material Pull Systems, Value Stream Mapping, Daily Management, etc.) is desirable.


          Dynamic, flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead and develop others

          Excellent facilitation, communication and presentation skills

          Proficient with MS Office Suite, personal communication tools

          Strong Self Starter

          Strong organizational skills

          Ability to travel (50% - 75%)

          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, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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Ever toted a 12-pack home? If so, you can appreciate Graphic Packaging Holding Company's (GPHC) work. Operating subsidiary Graphic...