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Title:  Production Scheduler/Planner

Requisition ID:  20272-159

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Scheduler/Planner is to manage the scheduling of production and raw material consumption, analyze raw material levels, and manage purchase orders and overall inventories.  The Scheduler/Planner acts as a strategic business partner with Sales, Operations, Support staff and Procurement, and partners with Operations and Procurement to maintain sufficient levels of raw materials used throughout production.

Job Functions:  

  • Schedule multiple machines for efficient product flow to meet customer needs
  • Effectively execute last-minute schedule changes 
  • Communicate with Logistics team regarding any potential delays
  • Build strong relationship with Customer Service team
  • Analyze raw material requirements and determine the lowest cost scenario to fulfill order quantities
  • Responsible for monitoring raw materials and WIP inventory levels within established tolerances for items produced or purchased for the assigned operating department
  • Complete daily Board Shortage Report to coordinate board transfers from local outside warehouses into the plant
  • Responsible for communicating schedule changes to appropriate management and ensuring raw materials, WIP inventory and tolling are available to support the change
  • Performs functions of Material Master to build and maintain item numbers
  • Assist finance with revised pricing and corrects PO prices to avoid discrepancies on invoices
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
  • Strategic thinker
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel


Required Experience

  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred
  • High School Diploma required
  • SAP experience a plus

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

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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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