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Title:  SAP Production Planning and Warehouse Management

Requisition ID:  17569-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Information Technology
Travel:  No Travel Required


As an expert in SAP Production Planning and Warehouse Management modules and processes, the mission of this position is to analyze business issues and to identify projects and technologies which will enable significant operational improvements in the corporation’s supply chain and manufacturing planning functions.  The Analyst formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both business needs and a solid understanding of industry requirements and best practices.  In addition, the Analyst may function as a project manager to coordinate and facilitate the work of cross-functional company resources assigned to technology projects.  This position may also assist in routine maintenance for specific modules in the company’s suite of business applications.  This position collaborates with business process owners to foster a positive IT customer relations environment.


 Essential Job Functions:

The SAP Business Systems Analyst is responsible for the following functions:


  • Define information business systems requirements jointly working with management and professional staff in user departments. Technical solutions must satisfy the business needs for the future, i.e., take into account Company growth and customer service objectives.
  • Develop working relationships with a diverse group of business people and gain an understanding of the complex nature of the Company’s business. Maintain familiarity with the business plans of the Company and the departments serviced. Remain knowledgeable of information technology and Company business operations.
  • Responsible for assisting user and IT management in setting priorities within the supply chain and manufacturing planning area and work with IT Leadership to communicate with senior management.
  • Work with more experienced Business Systems Analysts. Participate on project team, completing individual responsibilities, providing input on resources needed, and consulting schedule to ensure timely completion of project and meeting deadlines of project. Familiar with the systems scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member in order to effectively complete the activities of the work team.
  • Provide support for designated application systems. Augment and facilitate the design, development, implementation of enhancements to existing business systems.
  • Provide guidance in creating standards, testing procedures, version control, etc. Maintain a professional awareness of tools and techniques that might be used to improve the quality of service.
  • Participate in both change management and audit functions as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 - Project Management

  • Ensures all projects are executed in accordance to established GPI IT governance practices
  • Foster cross-functional relationships inter- and intra-departmentally for effective project management
  • Execute assigned projects and track the completion of major milestones



Educational Requirements:


Background / Experience:

4-year college degree in general or IT-Related field perferred.  Equivalent work experience considered.


Specialized or technical knowledge:

  • 6 years IT experience including 2 years in SAP PP and MM modules. Experience in both implementation and application support is desired.  General experience should include systems architecture and business processes similar to those at GPI. 


  • 1 year project management experience
  • Experience in SAP desired
  • Understanding of SAP MRP process required
  • Understanding in SAP Master Data (materials, BOM, routings, work centers, customer, and vendors) required
  • Understanding of SAP PP processes such as production orders, scheduling, and shop floor control desired
  • Experience in SAP Warehouse Management (WM) required
  • Understanding of SAP shipping and receiving process required
  • Understanding of integration of SAP PP and WM modules required.
  • Understanding of interface technologies for both shop floor and warehouse management
    • Requires knowledge of both front-end SD-order entry and MM-purchase order process


Other Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of business operations and best industry practices
  • Demonstrated perceptual and analytical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to translate technical information into language non-technical people will understand
  • Experience effectively working in an organization of senior professionals
  • Ability to identify deficiencies in technical work and implementation plans, and to identify schedule conflicts
  • Fortitude to demand excellence from self and others
  • Business process mapping and flow charting expertise
  • Tenacity to set and achieve complex objectives from multiple teams in order to meet business objective, and to effectively manage cross-functional resources
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies and processes
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to manage cross functional teams






Required Experience

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. Learn more about us at

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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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