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Title:  Financial Analyst III

Requisition ID:  17038-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required


This role provides financial and analytical support for the centralized Supply Chain organization. The key areas of focus will be commodity forecasting/reporting, driving continuous improvement efforts (cost savings opportunities and reporting) and supporting the annual business planning processes.


This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Finance (Supply Chain) with leaders in the Procurement organization being core Business Partners.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Responsible for GPI North America commodity reporting, consolidation and variance analysis that drive month end and forecast process for GPI NA Business Units.
  • Own Procurement reporting and consolidation of Strategic Procurement Initiatives (cost savings programs) while collaborating with key business partners on risks and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with key business partners to develop and coordinate the annual long-range business plan (LRP) and annual Plan process.
  • Support projects within/across the Supply Chain Function such as cost reduction initiatives, inventory analysis, capital spending projects, cash flow improvement, etc.
  • Improve current reporting processes and build dashboards to drive more effective and efficient analysis for the business unit finance teams, supply chain leadership, and business unit leadership.
  • Provide a source of business knowledge and problem-solving capabilities to assure sound analysis, recommendations and action programs within the centralized Supply Chain organization.



  • 3 - 5 years’ experience



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics



  • Proficient Financial Analysis: Ability to analyze financial data (variance analysis, trends, and cost savings valuations). This includes creating spreadsheets, exploring/explaining variances (price, volume. mix), identifying risks & opportunities, and making recommendations. Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient Forecasting Knowledge: Ability to apply financial and cost forecasting concepts that include the development of forward-looking projections (for example, commodity price/volume impacts).
  • Proficient in Navigating Finance Systems: Ability to research finance systems and processes. SAP, QlikView, and TM1 experience preferred (not required).
  • Effective Communication with Cross Functional Business Partners: Ability to work and communicate with all organization levels (including senior leaders); ability to present and explain financial information to non-finance professionals.
  • Great organizational skills and ability to multitask (meet key deadlines).

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.

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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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