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Title:  Purchaser/Buyer

Requisition ID:  12658-159

Omaha, NE, US, 68137

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required


The primary responsibility of the Scheduler/Planner – Purchaser is to manage raw material consumption and the analyzing of raw material levels, managing purchase orders, overall inventories and aged inventory of corrugated for the production departments. The incumbent acts as a strategic business partner with Operations, Support staff and Procurement. Incumbent partners with Operations and Procurement to maintain sufficient levels of raw materials used in the printing/finishing processes. Responsible for optimum sequencing of materials to support downstream departments and the Master Schedule.  This role is also responsible for minimizing raw material and WIP inventory, set-up costs, unfavorable efficiency variances, and downtime relating to material availability 

  • Plans and orders raw material from approved vendors to support the production schedules for assigned departments.
  • Responsible for monitoring raw materials and WIP inventory levels within established tolerances for items produced or purchased for the assigned operating department.
  • Coordinates the activities associated with expediting raw materials.
  • Performs functions of Material Master to build and maintain item numbers.
  • Assists Accounting Department with revised pricing and corrects P.O. prices to avoid discrepancies on invoices.
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting food safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements. Serves as back up S&O Support Coordinator for those with Primary Customer Contact Responsibility.
  • Analyze raw material requirements and determine the lowest cost scenario to fulfill order quantities. Place raw material Purchase orders from approved vendors to support the production schedules for assigned departments.
  • Produce weekly report for aged raw materials. Determine if any aged raw materials can be substituted on any open orders to control inventory.
  • Work with R&D group to determine proper raw material items for new products.
  • 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 AIB/5’s and other company standards.
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  •  Associates degree or higher in a related field and/or 5 years manufacturing experience in flexible packaging preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Must possess excellent customer-service skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Lean background a plus

  • 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.

    Nearest Major Market: Omaha
    Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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