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Title:  Analyst, Demand Planning

Requisition ID:  14371-159
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

MISSION / SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Manager Capacity Planning & Analysis II, Foodservice, the Analyst, Demand Planning will develop and control the demand planning processes and systems for the assigned territories/accounts.  Building upon a well-conceived and maintained statistical forecast, he/she will enhance the demand plan by adding personal expertise in forecasting, statistics and systems while effectively incorporating sales, marketing and executive knowledge. He/she will execute their role to manage and exceed customer expectations while aligning with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

 

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

  • Must work within and adhere to the company’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the demand planning process for assigned customers
  • Continually evaluate the statistical forecasting models to improve forecast accuracy
  • Research and correct sources of inaccuracy utilizing reporting systems and statistical methods
  • Apply expert knowledge of forecasting techniques to the demand plan, including coordination of limited time offerings and lost business
  • Negotiate different forecasts from various sources to create a single demand plan
  • Create and revise short- and medium-term demand forecasts directly impacting manufacturing, inventories, material acquisition and the distribution network
  • Develop long term forecasts which can act as the basis for strategic and financial planning
  • Develop and assure adherence to the planning calendar
  • Other duties as assigned

 

DELIVERABLES:

  • Monthly demand plan to meet the needs of assigned customers
  • Monthly significant changes report
  • Various reports by others to assist with forecast development
  • Weekly progress report for other projects assigned

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years of related experience in Demand Planning, Capacity/Supply Planning and/or Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge and/or experience in process development, planning/manufacturing software and reporting systems is preferred.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, a degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics or Operations is preferred
  • Familiarity with supply chain concepts and business operations

 

SKILLS:

  • Strong analytical skills are required, specifically within MS Excel to include v-look ups, pivot tables, and graphing
  • Ability to apply analytic techniques to interpret data, identify issues, analyze causes, and provide well-reasoned conclusions and solutions
  • Ability to build strong relationships, considering diverse perspectives & different styles
  • Ability to work independently with a strong sense of urgency and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across all business function areas is required
  • Preferred skills: In depth knowledge of MRP; APICS CPIM certification

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8am – 5pm 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, riding or by rail.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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.

Required Experience






At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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.

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 EEO is the Law Poster.


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