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Title:  Inventory & Production Reporting Specialist

Requisition ID:  19125-159
Location: 

Lowell, MA, US, 08153

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking candidates to join our Finance Department as an Inventory and Production Reporting Specialist. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.

 

We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation, Sick & 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

 

JOB SUMMARY: This position serves as the Finance presence at the converting locations. The Inventory and Production Reporting Specialist is primarily responsible for the accuracy of production data and inventory reporting, including managing the corrections of any errors reported and completing the final review prior to submitting for financial review. This role ensures that underlying data on inventory and production value is accurate in the financial results of the company. They understand and align business operations and the Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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

  • Maintain 90% compliance rating between actual shop floor reporting and the division policies.
  • Partner with Operational Leadership team to create action plan when compliance rating is below 90%
  • Ensures accuracy of Raw Materials, WIP and Finished Goods Inventory balances and quantities.
  • Reviews and closes all production orders.
  • Identifies and corrects transactional errors for production related entries found in SAP (i.e. End of Shift Reports). Reports error findings to Finance and plant management. Partners with them to develop Corrective Action Plan.
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert and trainer for plant employees on SAP and PEAK. Trains employees on correct ways to utilize and accurately enter data into software.
  • Manages daily cycle counts for raw materials and finished goods by auditing the physical counts to the system quantities and examining/reporting any variances found.
  • Process inventory adjustments when needed to reflect overruns, quality issues, phantom inventory, etc. once approved by leadership and/or Finance.
  • Manages consignment inventory by performing/auditing monthly inventory count, comparing incoming inventory to previous month end numbers and determining period usage.
  • Reports production information on a daily basis to Finance and Plant Management.
  • Completes other tasks as requested by the Finance Department.
  • Completes other tasks as requested by Plant Management, if approved by the Finance Department

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills; be able to prioritize; handle multiple tasks.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent experience in a converting facility is preferred
  • 1-3 years of manufacturing experience, including experience in Inventory Control and Manufacturing Production reporting preferred

 

SKILLS:

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • COMPUTER/OFFICE EQUIPMENT SKILLS - SAP, MS Office and database programs; requires use of all general office equipment (e.g., fax, copier, telephone, etc.).

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting continuously, depending on job assignment, for extended periods
  • Ability to twist neck and back and fingering frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Ability to balance, stoop, bend, squat, climb, twist, handle, feel, reach above shoulder level, at or below shoulder level, over 18” and to reach to the floor, and kneel occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Lifting up to 10 lbs. occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Typing and computer skills are essential
  • Requires repetitive use of both hands for simple grasping on an occasional basis; for use in administrative type work, computer, filing, copying, phone use, talking
  • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature and loud noises
  • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net, Beard Net

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Lives the Core Values

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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.


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