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Title:  Supply Chain Optimization Intern

Requisition ID:  18943-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required


Come help us optimize a $6B supply chain that supplies the packaging for many of the products you use every day.  You will be helping identify and drive projects that lower cost and improve service. Much of your job will involve analyzing data to ensure that the supply chain is running within acceptable cost and throughput ranges.  As you detect variances, you will work to identify the root cause and then recommend corrective actions.  These projects will then move into execution, and you will work with teams across the company to implement and sustain the improvements.   We have multiple projects going on at any given time in various phases, so you will get a chance to work on all parts of a project.


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

  • Provide weekly reporting on current and past optimization projects to verify that the changes are sustaining.
  • Provide data analysis support to supply chain teams: Procurement, Planning, Logistics, and Manufacturing (Mills and Converting plants). You will be interacting with all parts of the business.
  • Identify new cost savings opportunities by analyzing supply chain data (planning, purchasing, inventory, and transportation).
  • Perform cost saving analysis from SAP and centralized SQL data using Qlik Sense, Tableau, Excel, and R.
  • Support data collection for Llamasoft Supply Chain Optimization modeling projects.
  • Develop actionable cost savings opportunities and then work within cross-functional teams to implement solutions.
  • Learn Qlik sense and build Qlik reporting and BI visualization apps. Work with a cross-functional team on the iteration of the design and incorporating using it in a specific business process.
  • Help with Llama soft optimization modeling and Qlik data to identify savings opportunities in Freight and Warehousing. Work with stakeholders to properly vet the identified opportunities and assist in writing them up as savings projects and aligning stakeholders for approval.
  • Assist with item segmentation analysis using forecast volatility and safety stock calculations for a specific portion of our converting business. Work with the factory scheduler and the supply planner on using the analytics to adjust parameters in the planning system (Kinaxis Rapid Response).
  • Take existing Excel-based reporting and design the automation of that reporting in the ERP system or utilizing Qlik.



  • 2nd year and above students pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain, Statistics, Operations Research, or Analytics. Students must be returning to school after their internship. 
  • Understanding of Supply Chain concepts (Lean, Inventory Optimization, Lead Time, OTIF)
  • Background in statistics (common distributions, control charts, box plot, SPC)
  • Strong Excel background in working with data (SUMIFS(), VLOOKUP(), pivot tables, PowerQuery)
  • Experience working with large data sets 1M rows using SQL.
  • Required GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Work Authorization: US Citizen, Permanent Resident (U.S.)



  • Ability to work independently and maintain a positive, team-based attitude in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional, detail oriented, methodical and organized.


  • Work Period: Spring 2023
  • Work hours: 40 hours per week from 8am-5pm daily

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

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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