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Process 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


Process 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 a Process Improvement Manager at our Garden City, Kansas corrugated plant.  This facility manufactures packaging products for local and national customers.


We are looking for an experienced, motivated individual who is capable of leading the facility efforts in the process improvement, quality and safety functions.   The position reports to the Site Manager. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Work with supervisors and operating teams to understand and improve manufacturing systems;  
  • Emphasize use of manufacturing reliability tools to accomplish operating objectives
  • Ensures compliance with corporate quality systems;  Provides follow-up on quality issues that arise
  • Facilitate task teams to reduce performance gaps in safety, productivity, efficiency and other operational elements at facility.
  • Providing leadership, coaching, mentoring to supervisors and employees on engagement processes
  • Maintain a positive relationship with customers and sales group
  • Maintain constant communication with facility lead team through active participation in daily production meetings, weekly lead team meetings, and leadership of weekly manufacturing reliability meetings
  • Manage internal auditing processes
  • Monitor Tracking Incidents and Credits System status and reporting.


The successful candidate will provide support, direction and leadership to the manufacturing team, without having formal reporting responsibility for all teams.   As such, the ideal candidate will be required to have strong leadership, relationship and influence skills in the attainment goals.


Competitive candidates will possess a degree or have equivalent experience and have a solid track record of 5 or more years manufacturing experience in the paper/ corrugated packaging industry.   Specific competencies required include functional/technical skills, action oriented, dealing with ambiguity, career ambition, command skills, directing others, motivating others, interpersonal savvy, organizing, drive for results, problem solving, process management, strategic agility and building effective teams.


International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturer in the packaging industry.


Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans



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:  Sep 10, 2022

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