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Title:  Supply Chain Warehouse & Distribution Analyst

Requisition ID:  11346-159
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  Up to 25%

Assistant Manager – Warehousing & Distribution

 

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.

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The mission of the Supply Chain Warehouse Analyst is to provide vendor management, operations management, contract management, data management, and analysis support for GPI’s warehouse operations in a fast paced, time sensitive environment.  The position requires interaction with not only the Supply Chain- Logistics team, but nearly all functional areas within GPI (finance, legal, plant/mill operations, risk management, quality, customer service, IT, sales), third-party warehouse vendors, industrial real estate brokers, landlords, and IT service providers. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Vendor Management

  1. Serve as a relationship manager/liaison between 3PL ( Third Party Logistics) service providers vendors and GPI’s internal partners
  2. Perform onboarding of new or to be reactivated vendors / 3PLs
  3. Coordinate supplier compliance, ensuring all required documentation is current, and updated with system/personnel of record.
  4. Manage vendor Procure to Pay (P2P) process on an exception basis, assisting in the creation purchase orders, ensuring vendor payment process compliance, assisting with invoicing issue resolution, and other tasks as required.
  5. Document and maintain training materials, and coordinate and host vendor training sessions as needed to ensure GPI standard processes are followed for operations and systems.
  6. Collaborate with operations team to monitor vendor operational metrics and KPI’s, and drive corrective action when results are below targeted to eliminate performance gaps.
  7. Host vendor reviews at set intervals to discuss vendor performance, goals/targets, forecasted changes in business, challenges, improvement plans, issue resolution, and all-over pertinent aspects of the business relationship.

 

 

Operations Management

  1. Leads/supports cross functional teams to successfully implement, close or consolidate warehouses.
  2. Uses problem solving skills to evaluate and clarify complex business issues and drive collaborative solutions.
  3. Prepares analysis and monitors operational metrics (inventory, transportation) via SAP, IntelliTrans, etc. and provides reporting during projects or as requested.
  4. Leads or participates on cross functional teams to drive cost savings or continuous improvement opportunities in the warehouse operations space and interfaces with logistics and plant/mill operations.
  5. Leads or participates in efforts to document, standardize and train during M&A warehouse integration activities.
  6. Drive resolution on outstanding warehouse operator claims
  7. Provide guidance as needed to internal and external partners for warehousing related issues, including but not limited to network capacity, system execution, operational issues, warehousing best practices, and more.

 

Contract Management:

  1. Monitor location files and contract repository reports to identify upcoming contract expirations and manage priority of contracts to engage appropriate internal parties to determine next steps.
  2. Collaborate with internal business unit partners to gather and document required information to define business needs of new or amended contract needs.
  3. Prepare, run and analyze eSourcing events as it pertains to warehouses (e.g. eRFI’s, eRFP’s, and Auctions) including communicating with internal customers to ensure that all of their needs and requirements are met in the events, conducting supplier training sessions to facilitate use of the eSourcing software, and preparing the award scenario.
  4. Create internal versus external benchmark analysis to compare cost and market services.
  5. Assist during all phases of contract drafting including rate negotiations, defining T&Cs, and addressing business concerns. Work directly with internal counsel, accounting, finance, and management to drive lease execution and ensure contracts are in compliance with, and according to GPI standards.
  6. Prepare executive-level contract summaries with recommendations and supporting analysis
  7. Input and manage the workflow of contracts in the Contract Lifecycle Management system.

 

Data Management/Analysis support:

  1. Prepare routine and ad hoc management reporting packages (including but not limited to inventory, throughput, volume, spend, and other supply chain metrics) on an as needed basis.
  2. Collect and cleanse spend data through plant inquiries (SAP and Non SAP), vendor sales reporting, QlikView Spend Analytics, SAP SQ01, PO data and/or payment data. Review information with Sourcing Managers and make recommendations while ensuring spend is classified correctly.  Remediate any misclassified spend or spend that does not comply with negotiated contracts, while correcting the root cause of the issue with the appropriate parties.
  3. Develops a strong understanding of the markets sourced with market analysis.
  4. Perform pricing audits to ensure execution and compliance with strategically sourced agreements.
  5. Prepare monthly reports on actual savings achieved in the current period versus prior year baseline.
  6. Complete working capital improvement analysis and submit to Supply Chain Finance for approval and tracking.
  7. Support working capital goals as needed in the form of payment terms extensions and inventory reduction.
  8. Ability to quickly utilize multiple tools and systems (e.g. SAP, eSourcing, Contract Lifecycle Management, supplier onboarding portal, supplier performance tracking, TM1, QlickView, SharePoint, MS Project, Visio, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Tableau, and BI/BW systems, WM Systems).
  9. Supports procurement savings projects in the form of analysis, process documentation, training, reporting, etc.
  10. Performs other Supply Chain duties as assigned.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  1. 5-7 years of supply chain experience in a manufacturing organization (procurement, warehouse operations, logistics).
  2. Experience of working for a Large 3PL in Commercial , Key Account Management or Operations preferred
  3. Previous project management and continuous improvement experience required.
  4. Understanding of US Freight Market preferred
  5. Previous sourcing and commodity analysis experience preferred.

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  1. Must have Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (supply chain, IT, engineering, finance, accounting, or other related field).
  2. MBA preferred.
  3. Minimum 3 years SAP hands on experience. Good understanding of transaction flow of WMS into financial statements.
  4. Must have understanding of Procure to Pay (P2P) and Order to Cash (O2C) cycles
  5. Must have superior hands-on analytical experience with Excel and Access or other relational databases. Experience with inventory and freight analysis preferred.
  6. Proven ability to efficiently deconstruct and reconstruct data from multiple sources into meaningful information.
  7. Strong attention to detail and an exceptional level of analysis accuracy.
  8. MS Project Management, Visio, eSourcing and contract management experience are a plus.
  9. Six Sigma and/or PMI Certification a plus.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  1. Continuous improvement mindset, initiative and drive for results.
  2. Ability to positively contribute and deliver results in a team oriented work environment.
  3. Ability to plan, organize and communicate in order to achieve goals.
  4. Ability to prepare reports and professional communication documents.
  5. Ability to professionally collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  6. Ability to work efficiently individually and in a team environment.
  7. Positive verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and implement sustainable solutions.
  9. Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  10. Comfortable dealing with ambiguity while driving refinements.

 

Availability to travel up to 25%.

 

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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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 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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