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Title:  Distribution Network Operations Manager

Requisition ID:  15470-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

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


The mission of the Warehouse Operations Manager is to manage vendor performance and warehouse operations in a time sensitive environment, while also upgrading GPI’s warehouse operations capability to best in class, including the vendor selection process, KPI establishment, dashboarding, visibility, interventions, technology, and partnership management with GPI’s manufacturing sites.  The position requires interaction with multiple functional areas in GPI (supply chain, finance, legal, plant/mill operations, risk management, quality, customer service, IT, sales) and external vendors (3PL warehouse vendors, industrial real estate brokers, landlords, and IT service providers).


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage GPI’s network of 100 warehouses and 50 3PL Warehousing Service providers.
  2. Develop and drive RFPs for warehouse vendors. Select preferred vendor in collaboration with GPI facilities and finalize contract.
  3. Collaborate with GPI facilities to monitor 3PL vendor KPI’s and quickly address improvement areas.
  4. Coordinate and host vendor training sessions to ensure GPI standard processes are followed for operations and systems.
  5. Build out GPI partnership model for warehouse management, with center-led functional oversight and local facility engagement to drive full alignment, accountability, and actions.
  6. Enforce contractual commitments between GPI and 3PL vendors; engage GPI legal team as needed.
  7. Host vendor reviews at set intervals to discuss vendor performance, goals/targets, forecasted changes in business, challenges, improvement plans, issue resolution, and all-over pertinent aspects of the business relationship.
  8. Drive resolution on administrative complications and discrepancies with 3PL warehousing vendors such as invoicing and claims issues.
  9. Lead the application of more automation and systems/technology upgrades to drive better efficiency, service, and inventory integrity.
  10. Set up Daily Management System and Control tower for proactive insights and actions.
  11. Drive adoption of IT tools for improved visibility across WH footprint.
  12. Ensure warehouses are regularly inspected and audited for building integrity, Food Safety status, use of PPE, signage, etc.





  1. 8-10 years of supply chain experience in Logistics Management, Distribution and Warehousing Operations, Vendor Performance Management
  2. Previous project management and continuous improvement experience required.
  3. Having worked with Large National 3PL in Key Account Management is a preference



  1. Must have Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (supply chain, IT, engineering, finance, accounting, or other related field).
  2. MBA preferred.
  3. Must have solid understanding of warehousing and distribution space, including industry trends and state-of-the-art systems, methodologies, and technologies.
  4. Minimum 3 years SAP hands on experience. Good understanding of transaction flow of WMS into financial statements.
  5. Must have understanding of Procure to Pay (P2P) and Order to Cash (O2C) cycles
  6. Must have superior hands-on analytical experience with Excel and Access or other relational databases. Experience with inventory and freight analysis preferred.
  7. Proven ability to efficiently deconstruct and reconstruct data from multiple sources into meaningful information.
  8. Strong attention to detail and an exceptional level of analysis accuracy.
  9. MS Project Management, Visio, experience are a plus.
  10. Six Sigma and/or PMI Certification a plus.



  1. Continuous improvement mindset, initiative and drive for results.
  2. Ability to positively contribute and deliver results in a team oriented work environment.
  3. Ability to plan, organize and communicate in order to achieve goals.
  4. Ability to prepare reports and professional communication documents.
  5. Ability to professionally collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  6. Ability to work efficiently individually and in a team environment.
  7. Positive verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and implement sustainable solutions.
  9. Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  10. Comfortable dealing with ambiguity while driving refinements.


Availability to travel up to 40%.

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

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