Title:  Production Planner/Scheduler

Requisition ID:  3793

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

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.


Summary: Responsible for planning and scheduling the plant functions for production scheduling and Inventory availability to ensure efficient and on-time deliveries for customer orders. Organizes and executes scheduling and capacity planning processes for various product lines and equipment.

Job Functions

  • Coordinates the scheduling of all machines, processes, and production activities within the plants.  Responsible for customer on-time shipment performance.
  • Recommends and assists the Production Control Manager with long-range capacity requirements planning, defining capital equipment and manpower needs.
  • Ensures adequate plant inventory levels for work-in-process and finished goods and optimizes inventory investments in relationship to plant efficiencies and scrap rates.
  • Coordinates information flow to the operating departments and production schedules.
  • Coordinates with Plant Information Systems Analyst to support integrated manufacturing software.
  • Create a schedule for equipment.
  • Updates daily schedule to balance efficiencies and customer needs.
  • Maintains appropriate safety stocks of finished goods inventory.
  • Maintains raw material inventories to maximize inventory turns and remain operational. 
  • Monitors slow-moving material.
  • Maintains work in process inventories to maximize inventory turns and productivity.
  • Ensures scheduling maintains shipping commitments for effective service to all customers and advises customer service-changed instead of sales of any unplanned delays. 
  • Coordinates with the shipping department to meet customer needs.
  • Collaborates with operations departments to improve on-time delivery of materials.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 5 years of manufacturing experience in consumer packaging preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sheeting, Printing, and Die Cutting processes are a plus.
  • TBOX knowledge is a plus.
  • Must have specialized scheduling training in planning and layout.
  • Prior customer service experience is a plus.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong attention to detail skills.


Salary Min:   $66,500

Salary Mid:   $88,660


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: Chicago