Title:  Scheduler/Production Planner

Requisition ID:  21093-159

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Production Planner/Scheduler is responsible for planning and scheduling the plant functions for production scheduling and Inventory availability to ensure the efficient and on-time deliveries for customer orders. Organizes and executes scheduling and planning processes for various product lines and equipment.


  • Coordinates the scheduling of all machines, processes and production activities within the plants.  Responsible for customer on-time shipment performance.
  • Recommends and assists the Material Production Control Manager for long-range capacity requirements planning, defining capital equipment and manpower needs.
  • Ensures adequate plant inventory levels for work-in-process and finished goods, optimizes inventory investments in relationship to plant efficiencies and scrap rates.
  • Coordinates information flow to the operating departments via production schedules.
  • Updates daily schedule to balance efficiencies and customer needs.
  • Maintains raw material inventories to maximize inventory turns and remain operational. Monitors slow moving material.
  • Maintains work in process inventories to maximize inventory turns and productivity.
  • Ensures scheduling maintains shipping commitments for effective service to all customers and advise sales of any unplanned delays.  Coordinates with shipping department to meet customer needs.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities / actions related to Prerequisites and Food Safety Programs.
  • Consistently supports GPI’s Mission, Vision and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork).
  • Consistently supports and is involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experienced in SAP systems and Inventory Management software
  • Knowledgeable on workflow processes
  • Experience working with vendors and transportation organizations

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years ‘experience preferred in quality, manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, Business Administration or management focused
  • Ability to work in team focused environment
  • Work well in fast moving environment with frequent deadlines
  • Good general knowledge of printing and converting technologies preferred

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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