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Continuous Improvement Manager


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


Continuous Improvement Manager


International Paper ( is the world’s largest paper and forest products company.  Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses.  International Paper is a Fortune 500 Company with operations around the globe. We currently have an opening for the Continuous Improvement Manager at our facility located in Garden City, Kansas.  This facility manufactures corrugated packaging products for local and national customers.


Specific responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Successfully establish an operating environment that embraces continuous improvement processes achieved through team-based initiatives with particular focus applied to plant goals and scorecard measures.
  • Responsible for continued emphasis on work systems – solidify basic tools and lead the further development of high performance work teams.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with customers and sales group.
  • Support and contribute to the professional development of facility leadership for succession planning and cross-functional needs.
  • Insures jobs stay within budget and steers investigations of situations that result in jobs with excessive costs.
  • Maintain constant communication with facility lead team through active participation in daily production meetings, weekly lead team meetings and one-on-one sessions.
  • Assist department leaders in monitoring work in progress and schedule conformance.  Generates input on new equipment purchases for the facility as well as any major modifications of existing equipment.
  • Manage internal auditing processes.
  • Monitor Tracking Incidents and Credits System status and reporting.


Minimum qualifications for consideration are at least 3-5 years of manufacturing experience; preferably in a corrugated or converting environment.  The ability to demonstrate knowledge and experience in developing, implementing and managing high performance work systems and teams. Must be willing to dedicate 3-5 years to the Garden City, Kansas location.


Key competencies are include building effective teams, command skills, customer focus, process management, drive for results, business acumen, managing through Systems, problem solving and developing direct reports.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.


International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement plans.


Interested candidates that meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit your resume to  Due to the number of candidates, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  




International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Garden City  KS  67846


Garden City, KS, US, 67846

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Nov 21, 2022

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