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Title:  Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager / Supply Planning Manager

Requisition ID:  11593-159

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  Up to 25%
Pay Grade:  95

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.

As a result of significant growth in our organization we have an excellent opportunity in our Sales & Operations Planning / Supply Planning department for a Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager. The ability to impact and grow with a global organization makes this an exciting and impactful opportunity. You will find a fast-paced environment focused on delivering world class customer service. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of our organization.


This individual will be an integral team member in the management of the integrated business planning (IBP) process that satisfies customer demand in the most profitable way. They will manage supply planning for up to $1B of revenue, and they will have matrix management responsibility for two or more Plant Schedulers.


Specific Outcomes

Manage the monthly supply plan models for each converting facility that identifies and allocates plant resources of people and equipment. The model will be based on the forecasted demand plan, and will be updated to reflect inventory builds, business transfers and overtime requirements.  Review supply plans on a semi monthly basis with the plant operations team to drive alignment, and participate in supply plan reviews with directors of operations and finance to develop and align on long term/strategic plans.

Work with other Capacity Planning personnel to balance capacity and demand within the Americas Division while minimizing outsourcing, freight and suboptimal production costs. Drive OTIF to targeted levels of 96% for each facility.  Develop back-up plants on major volume items to provide timely & cost efficient transfers as necessary.  Ensure available capacity for back-up facilities.

Identify and help implement optimization opportunities aimed at reducing converting costs (including overtime), (GPI) mill freight, and customer freight, and improving (GPI) mill trim while considering capacity issues. Identify enablers and roadblocks, and work with sales and plant management to implement business transfers or new business.  Maintain a list of optimization candidates, and quantify the financial impact of actions implemented.

Partner with Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager II and/or Senior Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager to review new business opportunities and collaborate with other Capacity Planning personnel, sales, and operations to determine plant placement for items by quantifying costs, metrics, and capacity. Consider customer requirements, plant equipment, unique capabilities, and (GPI) mill trim and logistics.  Rebalance capacity as necessary.  Identify headcount implications.

Partner with Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager II and/or Senior Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager and with plant schedulers to standardize scheduling processes across the plants:

  • Standardized use of Galaxy Scheduling Software
  • Run to have ready dates
  • Inventory management – meet established WIP/FG targets by plant
  • Run efficiencies including overtime, outside processing, bed utilization, etc. 
  • Work on special projects as directed. Partner with Capacity Manager & Analysis Manager on projects including strike contingency plans, new equipment, equipment modifications, plant rationalizations, mergers, acquisitions, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job. 


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

Solid understanding of customer account management

General understanding and experience with ERP business application, (SAP preferred)

High degree of organization and attention to detail

Successful time management and prioritization skills

Effective written and oral communication

Microsoft Office Skills



Required Experience

2-5 years’ work experience or proven track record for success

Four year degree in applicable field of study or compensatory work experience is required

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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