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Title:  Scheduler/Production Planner

Requisition ID:  11825-159

Auburn, IN, US, 46706

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  86

The purpose of the Scheduler/Planner role is to coordinate the flow of work and materials between all departments of the plant. The Schedule/Planner will procure all raw materials needed for the production process.  The Scheduler/Planner will create the production schedule and review work orders and establish priorities for specific customer orders based on customer service direction.  The Scheduler/Planner will also adjust schedule according to work order specifications, establish priorities, and evaluate availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.

Required Skills

  • Create and update the production schedule for the entire production plant.
  • Plan production orders to meet schedule deadlines.
  • Provide have readies to CS team for all production orders.
  • Ensures schedule meets shipping commitments to all customers.
  • Communicate and negotiate scheduling issues with CS team and production team.
  • Daily run the exception and past due report.
  • Procure paperboard and other raw materials needed for production orders and arrange incoming freight for these materials.
  • Ensure raw materials (including ink and coating) and tooling will be available when needed to align with the production schedule.
  • Create job closeouts and review the data with appropriate team members.
  • Review daily production entry to ensure data was properly entered into ERP system.
  • Work with Corporate Capacity Planner to determine work to subcontract out and when as well as create line load and capacity plans.
  • Review work in process (WIP) inventories and finished goods (FG) to maintain appropriate inventory levels.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency in all aspects of job responsibilities; Responds in a timely manner and ensures tasks are competed without being asked to do so.
  • Must work well with all levels of the organization to communicate and address scheduling issues.
  • Effectively communicate production schedules to personnel in sales, customer service, managers and supervisors.


Background / Experience:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a machine shop or manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated use Microsoft Office required.
  • Demonstrated communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Action oriented and demonstrated ability to work with limited direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use organizational skills to perform administrate tasks, effectively manage time and successfully manage multiple tasks.


Required Experience

  • College Degree or Minimum of 5 years in Operations or Scheduling/Purchasing experience recommended
  • Proficient understanding & knowledge of inventory control and ERP systems
  • Experience using Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables, and advanced cell formulas
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to influence others without being in a role of authority

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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