Title:  Schedule/Planner I

Requisition ID:  SC1

Lumberton, NC, US, 28358

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Description

If you are an excellent team player with strong analytical skills and problem-solving aptitude, we have the perfect job for you! We are currently searching for a qualified Production Scheduler/Planner to manage paperboard procurement activities for our production. This role's main goal is to minimize paperboard working capital by coordinating material procurement to support a just-in-time production schedule.

Job Functions:

  • Plan and order raw material (corrugate) from approved vendors to support the production schedules.
  • Responsible for monitoring raw materials and WIP inventory levels within established tolerances for items produced or purchased for the assigned operating department.
  • Ensuring raw materials, WIP inventory and tooling are available to support schedule changes.
  • Coordinates the activities associated with expediting raw materials.
  • Participate in New Business and Transfer Business calls.
  • Managing Packaging Bill of Material for all items being produced.
  • • Partner with Production Departments and Scheduling to procure material to maximize equipment runs.
  • Communicate with internal and external resources regarding corrugate material transportation and delivery.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. 
  • Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of SQF/5S and other company standards.
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Back Up Production Planner in their absence.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3 years of experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SAP Experience
  • Shop floor reporting systems (ERP), preferred
  • Must be well-organized, able to work with minimum direct supervision, and prioritize multiple tasks to meet production schedules and system deadlines
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills & customer-service skills
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills



  • 5 years manufacturing experience in packaging or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of supply chain management preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel


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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