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Title:  Production Planning Schedule/Backup Board Analyst

Requisition ID:  17428-159

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72923

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required

Graphic Packaging International, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies.  The Company is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and holds a leading market position in coated-unbleached Kraft board and coated-recycled board.  One of its facilities is currently seeking a Production Planning Schedule/Backup Board Analyst.

The position is located at the Fort Smith, Arkansas plant, which is part of the Consumer Products Division producing sheet fed cartons.

Production Planning Schedule/Backup Board Analyst

Responsible for overall planning of raw materials to service the production operations while maintaining ideal inventory levels.   To ensure that warehouse and, inbound shipments and transportation resources/activities support the required flow of raw material.  Responsible for the updating of comments in the printing production schedule so the plant scheduler can have up to date accurate information for operations.   Purchasing of raw material flow that supports the production planning strategy with the pallets and the corrugate.    In addition, the position will provide support and primary back-up coverage for board analyst.  This includes the raw material and finishing department supply inventory analysis and replenishment plan between off-site overflow storage and the mill warehouses. 

Key customers include Production Operations, Distribution, Material Handling, Transportation, Quality, Customer Service.   Extensive contact with customers within and outside of the facility requires in-depth knowledge of inventory, production and shipments to maximize service while minimizing transportation and manufacturing costs.  Timely and accurate communication across multiple functions required to ensure consistent and efficient flow of inventory.

The work demands an in-depth knowledge of the corporation’s and facility’s affected transportation and flow planning in addition to inventory control and Warehouse Management System.   Duties involve knowledge of desktop and mainframe computer systems including SAP and WMS in addition to transportation policies.  Due to the nature of the work and GPI being a 24/7 production facility, the individual must maintain a high degree of flexibility.  This job function entails a significant amount of contact with mill personnel and outside businesses in a coordinating or informational capacity.  Therefore, the applicant must possess the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise, tactful and courteous manner.

  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and make decisions under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced mill environment
  • Must possess a high degree of human relations skills and be able to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to safety by complying with safety rules and carrying out job responsibilities in a safe manner.
  • Lead mill Flow Planning activities including shuttles to/from overflow storage of raw material. This includes the analysis of material inventory levels between the mill and offsite overflow storage and collaboration with Planning on what/when/how much to store offsite.
  • Monitor and control trailer pools to ensure equipment availability and effective utilization.   


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, gender, 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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 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. 


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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