Title:  Logistics Analyst - Foodservice

Requisition ID:  3186
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Logistics
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.

 

A World of Difference. Made Possible.

 

Foodservice Logistics Analyst

 

POSITION SCOPE:

Reporting to the Dir., Supply Chain Optimization, the primary focus is to identify and implement logistics cost reduction opportunities within the Foodservice business.  This is an analytical role that requires extensive use of large data sets and the interpretation and clear presentation of the results and recommendations.  The position will make extensive use of existing reports, yet there will be ample opportunity for creativity to design new reports and visualizations using tools such as MS Excel, SQL, Qlik Sense, and other business intelligence (BI) tools.  The role will work closely with Foodservice Demand and Supply planning teams to review shipping site alternatives, identify freight costs associated with new business, and mitigate costs associated with manufacturing site changes.  Successful project implementation will require collaboration with other business and corporate functions such as Customer Service, Manufacturing and Global Logistics.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:  

ONGOING

  • Develop and implement data-driven processes to identify high-cost freight lanes and work with the manufacturing plants, commercial teams, and customer advocates to reduce these costs.  This work will include identifying opportunities for customers to order in larger quantities at reduced frequency and for certain customers to order in full pallets. 
  • Review load planning procedures across the entire network to ensure all plants are following best demonstrated practices that balance on-time delivery requirements while minimizing freight expense.  Proactively recommend improvements to the existing processes.
  • Review and recommend modifications to sales policies to reduce logistics costs (i.e., order minimums and pallet requirements).
  • Periodically monitor customer orders for opportunities to ship direct from the manufacturing site.
  • Evaluate the logistics costs associated with business transfers.
  • Review and update as necessary preferred ship-from locations and other transportation related master data in QAD.
  • Assist the business in BF freight forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Review pallet specifications to ensure consistency across plants.

 

DELIVERABLES:

  • Develop and follow through on project charters for Formalize the Foodservice Freight and Logistics dashboard for monthly report out to the plants and business leadership.
  • Propose and gain alignment on key logistics cost reduction projects.  Track actual cost savings and identify risks.

 

 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, or related field. 
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in logistics or similar role.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS (Microsoft) Excel, and familiarity with SQL. 
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and deliver to timelines.
  • Must be able to quickly build relationships with the plant operations, finance/pricing and other sales and operations support functions including customer service and demand/supply planning.
  • Ability to define problems, to collect data, to establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Possess intellectual curiosity and initiative.
  • Must be creative, resourceful, organized & able to work well independently & as part of a team.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced operational environment and handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability and desire to learn new quantitative tools and to ability to use technology to solve business problems
     

Plus:

  • Familiarity with Data Science skills such as regression and machine learning and programming tools such as R, Python, Power Query or Julia. 
  • Experience with BI reporting tools such as QlikView, Power BI or SAP Business Objects.
  • Consumer/food service packaging manufacturing industry experience and systems.

 

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Integrity & Trust (GPI Core Competency): Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Action Oriented (GPI Core Competency): Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Priority Setting: Spends time on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus. 
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations / requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect.
  • Attention to Detail: Is thorough in accomplishing a task with concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
  • Motivating Others: Can motivate teams or project members; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; is someone people like working with.

 

LOCATION

  • Global Headquarters, Sandy Springs, GA

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Salary Min:   $57,750.00

Salary Mid:   $76,965.00

Salary Max:  $96,180.00

 

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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