Title:  Demand Planning Analyst

Requisition ID:  1378

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Supply Chain
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.

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The Demand Planning Analyst analyzes reported demand from several sources internal & external, including but not limited to statistical forecasts, market information, customer forecasts, historical trends and known new and lost business. This role will be responsible for a crafting a demand plan that effectively characterizes future customer demand allowing for immediate production success, timely production to service customer needs, and limiting cost of variance.  This position will be located at a Graphic Packaging facility. 



Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.


  • Direct forecasting
    • Owns the Americas Demand Planning model. Produces a rolling 24-month demand outlook.
    • Updates customer demand requirements at the die level, identifies year over year changes in demand related to market, new or lost business, specification changes and product obsolescence. Continually enhances S&OP modeling to improve forecast accuracy.
    • Works closely with capacity planning team to understand constrained plants/assets and focus variance efforts on specified plants/assets.
    • Understands promotional activities and other sales tactics that impact the forecast. Incorporates market intelligence and develops statistical models that increase forecast accuracy. Provides analysis that aids in the decision-making process.
    • Responsible for forecast accuracy and bias on a monthly basis (MAPE). Determines and presents root causes of variances and targets improvement opportunities and takes action within the overall process.
    • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner
    • Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy, articulate root cause and results and prevention going forward.


  • Ability to define and demonstrate continuous improvement to meet targets and KPIs
    • Set bench marks and metrics to achieve KPIs, provide evaluation and steps forward to improve current levels.
    • Participate in the development of integrated budgets; responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and purchasing programs.


  • Supporting partner to the S&OP leadership team and business unit leadership teams
    • Responsible for the development of the monthly S&OP Leadership package outlining key drivers within Americas demand forecast, potential risks to forecast, market assumptions, new business expectations and overall summaries of major account and regional sales performance.
    • Able to connect demand planning metrics to business results (EBITDA, inventory, OTIF).  Partners with business unit leadership to positively impact business results through improved customer demand forecasts.
    • Contributes to the Demand Planning Leadership Consensus in order to align all parties with the monthly demand plan. Provide analysis, steps forward and countermeasures and risks to the leadership team before finalizing the forecast.
    • Participates and takes action on analyses of the monthly demand plan consensus meetings between Sales, Commercial Management, Business Development, Directors of Operations, Supply Planning and Customer Service. Quantifies feedback to support growth and strategic objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned



Effective organizational and multi-tasking skills while dealing with multiple inputs.

Ability to prepare documents and information in a clear concise manner that supports decision making based on critical thinking, analysis, and support by data.

Effective business communication skills at all levels to include facilitation, problem solving and persistent follow up.

Advanced skill level using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Prior Six Sigma/Lean training preferred.

Ability to maintain composure.




Minimum four-year degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related field of study required.

1-3 years of experience with demand planning, supply planning, supply chain, forecasting or scheduling. Industry experience is desirable.


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.



Salary Min:   $69,825.00

Salary Mid:   $93,135.00

Salary Max:  $116,445.00


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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