Title:  Logistics Manager

Requisition ID:  20801-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  Up to 25%


Single point of contact to maintain a stable, responsive, optimized and properly utilized truck/intermodal/LTL capacity solution for all production facilities and distribution points.  Responsible for overseeing compliance with negotiated transportation rates and volume commitments, while ensuring adequate capacity and on-time delivery performance. Manage and monitor all modes of transportation and work with cross-functional teams to determine the optimal mode of transport for each independent shipping lane while balancing business and customer requirements.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Maintain Strategic Carrier partnership relationships.
  • Monitor and manage carrier activity to ensure consistency with carrier’s contractual commitments and take corrective action to resolve discrepancies.
  • Monitor shipment activities to ensure sufficient capacity is maintained for all facilities and optimize route guides using service/cost analysis to meet facility shipping patterns.
  • Foster direct relationships with Carrier sales and operations representatives to drive optimal performance initiatives.
  • Develop relationships with minority Carrier suppliers to meet annual minority business spend objective.
  • Maintain Carrier profiles, contract documentation and rate systems in coordination with the Transportation Analysts.
  • Support the Manager, Strategic Sourcing – Freight with annual RFPs for truck/intermodal/LTL.
  • Support the Manager, Strategic Sourcing – Freight to seek out cost reduction opportunities through negotiations, enhanced cost controls, operational optimization, cost avoidance, and the pursuit of total cost of ownership savings.
  • Actively collaborate with supply chain sourcing, customer service and transportation planning teams to insure the most cost-effective transportation modes are secured for inbound/outbound deliveries (customer/supplier-sourced vs. GPI-sourced freight).
  • Evaluate potential requirements for utilizing dedicated carrier assignments at strategic facilities.
  • Optimize the use of track/trace software to report Carrier locations to internal/external customers.
  • Develop processes and deploy methods to reduce controllable Carrier accessorial cost.
  • Develop and distribute monthly Carrier valued-added scorecard reports.
  • Ensure GPIs owned and leased transportation assets are compliant with DOT regulatory requirements
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 years of supply chain operations experience in a complex logistics organization.
  • 2 – 3 years truckload operations and/or management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics or business-related field
  • Advanced computer skills including a significant understanding of SAP.
  • Moderate to Advanced experience with Excel, Access, and other analytical software tools.
  • Working knowledge of rail tracing software and applications.


  • Ability to prepare complex reports, statements, and professional communications.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions while working under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to use technology to solve business problems.

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. 

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. 


 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

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