Share this Job

Title:  Materials and Receiving Coordinator

Requisition ID:  19313-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required


POSITION SCOPE: This position is responsible for the procurement of raw materials. This position also provides support for routing and receiving as necessary; the daily priority of work will be 1) Purchasing, 2) Routing and 3) Receiving.  This position reports directly to the Production Control Manager.


  • Place purchase orders for raw materials, as directed within the limits of purchasing authority.
  • Support internal customers by providing information regarding order status and product availability.
  • Support departmental inquiries.
  • Manage day to day supplier performance to improve quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Monitor delivery schedules and inform persons affected by any late deliveries.
  • Support vendor performance measurements and tracking metrics links to business goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate return/cancellations purchase orders for MRP.
  • Search out, investigate and develop potential alternate suppliers and maintain the approved supplier list.
  • Have full comprehension of manufacturing system's purchasing procedures. Follow purchasing guidelines as established for this location and Corporate Supply Chain.
  • Create and update routings as required to support manufacturing needs
  • Implement new methods and routings/bill of materials to improve quality and productivity.
  • Perform make vs buy vs farm out decisions based on manufacturing capability, cost lead times, and quality.
  • Participate in product quality decisions for farmed out fabricated components.
  • File all purchase orders (goods and services)
  • Pull PO from file, sign and verify physical delivery of goods
  • Pull packing slip from good and validate receipt
  • Audit packing slip against PO to determine if delivery received is complete
  • Notify and follow up with person requisitioning product to deliver goods to designated area
  • Receive goods into SAP workflows and review those PO’s that require revising
  • File the packet in the PO file (GR slip, packing slip and PO)
  • Unpack deliveries, verify product received vs PO item and quantity. Receive items in SAP, contact vendor regarding discrepancies. Pull PO (or reprint) and assemble w/packing slip for GR for 3-way filing
  • File Paperwork
  • For storeroom parts, label and put away. For non-storeroom parts, label package with PO #, date and contact recipient. Place on shelving
  • If the delivery is a chemical of any kind, apply neon green MSDS labels before it leave the storeroom or dock. Stock shelves and contact the requisitioner. If it’s a new chemical, verify its been approved via GPI web-site and create/print new labels.
  • Entrance security-verifies all visitors, contractors, vendors & delivery drives at Door C
  • Prepare packages for UPS nightly pick-ups
  • Support Storeroom RCM and compliance

Required Skills


  • High school diploma
  • Extensive knowledge about raw materials
  • SAP knowledge helpful


  • Good communication skills, ability to work effectively with internal customers and manage supplier relations
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a group
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook

Required Experience

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. 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Supply Chain, Compliance, Shipping and Receiving, ERP, Engineering, Operations, Legal, Technology