Title:  Supply Planning Analyst

Requisition ID:  4072

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The Supply Planner role within our Sales and Operations Planning Organization is responsible for optimizing the balance of inventory across the supply chain network in line with target customer service levels and divisional goals, for the assigned portfolio of SKUs for which they are responsible.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies for finished goods materials
  • Analyze demand inputs such as historical sales data, customer forecasts and other demand drivers to determine optimal inventory levels to meet division goals and to ensure customer supply
  • Participate in calls with customers and sales as needed to understand forecast drivers and discuss any call outs on forecast or planned supply strategies
  • Lead discussions internally with sales, plant personnel, etc. to establish new run strategy
  • Report discrepancies in customer forecasting; recommend solutions for improving accuracy
  • Communicate product shortages and provide options and/or timelines for replenishing materials to customer service and other leadership personnel
  • Work closely with Capacity Planning and S&OP manager to align SKU-level strategies with production facility budgets and working capital goals
  • Place orders to manufacturing facilities based upon agreed lead time, capacity availability and run-cycle guidelines
  • Work directly, serving as primary contact, with production schedulers to prioritize production orders and optimize schedule to achieve maximum production efficiency and ensure customer supply
  • Manage all system FG inventory in respective product portfolio, including all off-site and on-site warehouses
  • Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize write-offs
  • Manage all product transitions including SKU promotions, brand updates and die conversions
  • Review forecast, order patterns and run strategy for compliance against business and contractual parameters
  • Responsible for managing material master data through MMR process
  • Proactively communicate product availability and production plans to customer service team, customer, sales and other internal stakeholders
  • Utilize and maintain the Daily Planning Worksheet as the primary order fulfilment, inventory management and reporting tool.
  • Develop and present KPI reports to Customer Service, Sales and other leadership personnel.
  • Dotted-line responsibility for respective Customer Service team.
  • All Other Duties as Assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree level education in General Business, Supply Chain or related field (preferred) -or- compensatory work experience in Customer Service, Production Control, Inventory Management, or Supply Chain function that includes demand, supply and inventory planning
  • Knowledge of ERP system, excel, order management processes and business reporting systems
  • Demonstrated successful order management/account management
  • Experience in Paperboard Packaging a plus



Pay Range:   $66,500.00 - $88,700.00


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