Title:  Scheduler/Planner, Production I

Requisition ID:  20775-159

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Category:  Production Control and Planning
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


• Utilize MRP to identify paperboard needs, enter Purchase Orders for material, and follow up with suppliers to confirm deliver(ies) prior to scheduled production.
• Escalate paperboard needs with the Corporate Material Supply Team as needed.
• Create sheeter work order instructions for the plant.
• Ensure accuracy of Raw Material Inventories.
• Work with the plant IPR to resolve inventory discrepancies.
• Daily Contact with various suppliers for current material delivery status, as schedule and customer demand changes.
• Communicate with internal and external resources regarding paperboard transportation and delivery.
• Partner with Production Departments and Scheduling to procure material to maximize equipment runs.
• Identify obsolete and overages; maintain inventory levels for favorable Working Capital impact and communicate to plant management and Finance.
• Identify uses for unallocated paperboard at the plant before it becomes aged.
• Utilize unallocated paperboard located at other Graphic Packaging plants and warehouses.
• Coordinate with the Continuous Improvement Dept on communications and corrective actions involving material quality issues with suppliers.
• Identify obsolete materials and coordinate removal with the Material Supply Team.
• Coordinate/Communicate paperboard timing with internal customer service reps.
• Participate in new and transfer business meetings.
• Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our 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.
• Must possess strong analytical skills.
• Must be able to multitask and possess strong time management skills.
• Must be Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, with an emphasis on Excel.
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Must possess excellent customer-service skills.
• Experience with SAP is strongly preferred, but will consider candidates with experience in other MRP/ERP systems.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will.

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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