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Title:  Business Transfer Manager

Requisition ID:  19881-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  Up to 25%

At Graphic Packaging International (GPI) our employees are the cornerstone of our success. We place great emphasis on exceeding customer expectations, delivering results, community involvement and environmental sustainability. The right candidate should value corporate citizenship as well as focusing on achieving gold level customer service.

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

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference. 



The Business Transfer Manager oversees Americas transfers between plants as well as identifies High Risk New Business additions. Keys to the process are facilitating communication between necessary departments and personnel for an efficient transfer of information allowing for immediate production success, timely production to service customer needs, and limiting cost of variance. This position will be located within commuting distance to a Graphic Packaging facility.

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Leads planned business transfers of finished goods; initiate meetings and conference calls to ensure proper transfer of materials and information. The goal is to seamlessly transfer business enabling the gaining plant to begin production quickly and effectively, without any interruption in quality or service to the customer.

Leads the introduction of New Business through the operations process by advising capacity planning managers on plant capabilities and scheduling concerns; coordinates trials and proper integration of new business into the proper plant; gathers all necessary information so the MMR process runs quickly and smoothly; quick and accurate integration of new business is critical to meeting GPIs sales goals.

Responsible for identifying High Risk Business and providing a communication conduit to eliminate costs of variation due to incomplete or erroneous information. Provides recommendations and solutions based on analysis to ensure positive customer relationships that meet GPI’s business objectives.

Review plant backlogs and identify bottlenecks or slack production before they occur; initiate business transfers to avoid service issues with our customers and associated costs due to special delivery needs, overtime, and absorption costs due to lack of business.

Supports capacity planning with identifying production efficiencies through optimization projects or standalone analysis; initiate production moves internally to achieve cost savings. Included with this function is reviewing board mill trims and using consolidated sizes to reduce inventory by carrying fewer variations of sizes, allowing for quicker inventory turns and lower capital requirements.



This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.


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.

Required Skills

Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously across multiple departments and facilities

Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills

Understanding of capacity plans, manufacturing schedules, and lean manufacturing processes

Track record of inventory control and cost reduction due to increases in manufacturing efficiencies

Required Experience

Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in manufacturing

Bachelor’s Degree, mechanical or manufacturing preferred

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Process

Expert user of Microsoft Office Products

SAP experience preferred

Ability to Lead and Direct others

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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