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Title:  Mgr., Logistics I

Requisition ID:  8337-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  93

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.


Mgr., Logistics I




The Logistics Manager is responsible for providing leadership and supervision of the facility liaison team in Finishing and Shipping area. This position provides support for the coordination of all paper machine and rewinder run schedules, on-site and overflow warehouse inventories, and logistics associated with inbound and outbound shipments. This position reports to the Logistics Superintendent.


This position works closely with paper machine operating managers and corporate planning and logistics to optimize machine performance, meet or exceed the needs of the customer, and manage inventory levels to ensure safe and efficient operation.


Areas of responsibility include paper machine and rewinder run schedules, management of inbound and outbound shipments (rail and truck), rail and carrier availability and supply, inventory management, and is the point of contact for the mill spotting service and overflow warehouse.



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

The Logistics Manager s is responsible the following:

  • Managing paper machine and rewinder run schedules
    • Understands grades by paper machine in order to facilitate movement of trims when necessary.
    • Audits trim accuracy
    • Actively manages machine run schedules to support customer needs and optimize machine performance.
  • Application of Non-Conforming Product (NCP)
  • Coordinates communications between Corporate Scheduling, Corporate Logistics and Planning, Manufacturing, Finishing and Shipping, and the overflow warehouse.
  • Manages the Joblot and wastepaper orders to control inventory.
  • Actively participates in department / facility safety initiatives.
  • Actively manages the facility and overflow inventories through effective shipment forecasting, auditing of the Shipment Activity Management (SAM) screen, and planning and monitoring inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Oversees the management of inbound rail and outbound rail (box cars). Ensures effective management of rail car supply and outbound yard congestion to prevent service interruption.
  • Provides primary direction for overflow warehouse and coordinates annual inventory. Reviews, and audits billing from overflow warehouse.
  • Primary point of contact for the on-site spotting service. Reviews and audits spotting service activities and billing.
  • Provide backup coverage, as needed, for all facility liaison positions and can cover for the Assistant Superintendent and Logistics Superintendent.
  • Manages raw materials (wrapper inventory, heads, glue, etc.) used in the packaging process.
  • Manages employee development for facility liaison position.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access) with demonstrated expertise in spreadsheet manipulation and interpretation.



  • 5-10 yrs. of experience in transportation, logistics, procurement or related field.
  • Previous experience in paper manufacturing is preferred.
  • Established track record of leadership focused on accountability and results



  • BA or BS in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering or related field of study is preferred.
  • 5 years of professional experience in logistics /transportation, paper machine scheduling or supply chain management field may be considered as substitute for degree.



  • General schedule is day shift; M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends/ holidays and be punctual while doing so.
  • Candidate will be responsible to taking weekend duty on a rotating basis
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.




  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.
  • Ability to physically move about a warehouse environment including accessing roll handling equipment




  • Action Oriente
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Priority Setting
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving



We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   


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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran 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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