Title:  Master Planner/Scheduler

Requisition ID:  1413

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.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The SBS Business is a 1.5 million annual ton division supporting five major product lines – Folding Carton, Cup Stock, Plate Stock, Aseptic and Liner.

This position is responsible for managing supply planning responsibilities for SBS Paperboard. The successful candidate will be responsible for detailed scheduling, including trimming, sequencing, and sourcing of production schedules, in a centralized environment. The planner will work closely with the master planner, other paper machine supply planners, outsourcing supply planners, account executives and replenishment planners to effectively execute all planning functions at the SBS primary manufacturing locations. The planner and the facility liaison will coordinate facility activities dependent on the schedule, such as, secondary scheduling, make-ups, alternate sourcing and load planning.


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

  • Understand downstream and upstream dependencies, i.e., production processes, load planning, transportation planning.
  • Manage block schedules to optimize dates and meet customer commitments
  • Work closely with the remote facility to learn and understand the manufacturing processes and help facilitate scheduling changes for smooth transitions
  • Understand the stock and MTO process and support domestic customer service teams
  • Fully master SAP planning processes
  • Translate the master plan into machine schedules.
  • Monitor and correct imbalances to ensure schedule accuracy.
  • Work with sales and customer service to manage customer allocations.
  • Manage alerts associated with roll supply between the primary mills and remote sheeting locations to meet production schedules.
  • Lead, support and participate in project work as available to further personal development and exposure to other parts of GPI.



  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience relevant supply chain experience:
    • Paper board scheduling, trimming, supply planning
    • Customer Service
    • Transportation planning / management
  • Familiar with end-to-end supply chain concepts.
  • Ability to present self in a professional manner, take initiative to get the job done
  • Ability to work under pressure, handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn & master SAP & paper trimming software
  • Demonstrated data based analytical skills & problem solving
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience:
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PowerPoint




  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field



  • Technical learning
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Business acumen
  • Action oriented
  • Priority Setting
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Customer Focus
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Conflict management
  • Composure
  • Patience



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. Travel (6-12 trips per year) will be required for this position.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


Salary Min:   $63,525.00

Salary Mid:   $84,630.00

Salary Max:  $105,840.00


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.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta