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Title:  Inventory & Production Reporting Specialist (IPR)

Requisition ID:  12749-159
Location: 

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required

Location:  Newton, IA

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.

Job Functions:

  • 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 reconciliation of pallet programs
  • Completes other tasks as requested by the Finance Department.
  • Completes other tasks as requested by Plant Management, if approved by the Finance Department.

Required Skills

  • Strong computer skills including SAP, Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • 5% - 10% travel required
  • Ability to interact with shop floor personnel, plant management and Finance
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Must have strong Accounting background
  • Minimum of High School Diploma, GED; Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or similar discipline preferred
  • 1 -3 years of manufacturing experience. Including experience in inventory Control and Manufacturing Production reporting preferred

Required Experience






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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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