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Title:  Materials Management Analyst (Board Analyst)

Requisition ID:  19373-159

Concord, NH, US, 03301

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  Up to 25%

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.


Materials Management Analyst

We have a great opportunity for a motivated self-starter in our Material Supply Group (MST). The Material Supply group, within Supply Chain, is primarily responsible for inventory management and procurement for our Americas group.  Further, the MST group is responsible for working with our mill team to secure on time delivery of paperboard to our folding carton plants.

The MST should have excellent analytical skills and be comfortable both compiling large amounts of data and utilizing it to make decisions. This position’s responsibilities include effectively and efficiently meeting internal and external customer needs, expectations, and requirements; as well as using data to drive for solutions.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

Mill Schedule

  • Actively review, monitor, and revise mill schedules to meet Americas converting needs
  • Collaborate with supply chain and mill personnel to optimize mill trim, transportation cost, and run strategies
  • Utilize MRP system within SAP to assist plants with acquisition of paperboard in support of production orders and reservations placed by customer service
  • Develop and maintain VMI program to optimize raw material inventory in each converting facility
  • Work closely with supply chain, operations and mills to support delivery of board to maximize customer on-time delivery and plant run strategies, while minimizing board inventory, transportation costs and plant downtime
  • Reduce aged roll stock inventory by assisting manufacturing facilities in obtaining the correct roll widths needed for production. This includes finding the most cost-effective solution when utilizing non-optimal roll widths to meet customer demand.
  • Work on special projects as directed to include, but not limited to: SAP/MRP improvement, Continuous Improvement initiatives, and Material Automation.
  • Utilize Monthly Fiber reporting to support Inventory Management initiatives

Software / Computer

  • Utilize SAP, QlikView and Microsoft Office, primarily Excel
  • Understand and efficiently use the corporate database and software for a variety of tasks
  • Manage large amounts of Data to make timely decisions


  • Work independently and as part of a team to complete the schedule and all daily required tasks in a timely manner
  • Effectively interface and interact with internal and external customers, stakeholders, peers, and co-workers to resolve issues (such as our plants, mill, customer service and sales) in a timely fashion

Training and Continuous Improvement

  • Actively participate in employee Certification and Re-Certification activities
  • Provide input to improving and creating training and process documents
  • Assist in the identification and development of Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Monitor, manage, and complete projects of varying focus, scope, complexity, and duration


  • All Other duties, as assigned


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


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

Required Skills

  • Very high level of focus and attention to Detail, Quality of data, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Dynamic, flexible, and personable team player with the ability to participate in team activities to achieve desired results
  • Effective time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and meet short deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to work independently while supporting team goals and objectives
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Willingness to learn and be trained
  • Ability to apply initiative and exercise good judgment when making timely decisions based on data, facts, and experience 

Required Experience

  • 4-year degree with a business or supply chain focus preferred, or related experience preferably in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working in support of manufacturing operations, specifically in the area of raw materials procurement and inventory management
  • Prior demonstrated experience (5 years) with in Manufacturing or similar environment
  • Prior experience (3-5 years) in in ERP and MRP environment, SAP preferred
  • Any level of LEAN / Six Sigma education and experience
  • Solid Computer Skills, particularly Excel are a must, Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Ability to communicate and work as a member of a team to develop optimal solutions within a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to learn on the job and apply learnings to build on knowledge

Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, ERP, Operations, Management, Technology