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Title:  Supply Planner (Sales Supply Chain Analyst)

Requisition ID:  14848-159

Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Category:  Customer Service and Sales Support
Travel:  No Travel Required

Have you ever wondered who produced the box you 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?

Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK) is 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.

We are looking for Supply Planners that are interested in joining the sales support organization. Qualified candidates will come with at least one year of experience analyzing supply, demand, and/or inventory planning processes. This position is a great entry point for someone early in their career or someone looking to shift their path towards supply chain opportunities. 


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilize the demand planning best practices and adopt new procedures as rolled out.
  • Analyze statistical data to determine opportunities for run strategy improvements that align with customer requirements and internal KPIs.
  • Develop and implement new run strategies to optimize our supply chain and balance the raw and finished good inventory levels in line with GPI metrics.
  • Provide sales team support to help maintain customer relationships, participating in relevant calls/meetings with customer/sales/customer service etc. as needed
  • Collaborate regularly with Customer Advocates to capture any updates from customer not reflected on forecast that could impact planning.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field (preferred) -or- compensatory work experience in a Supply Chain function that includes demand, supply and inventory planning
  • Analytical Thinking– Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills and an ability to analyze and use critical thinking skills on a regular basis
  • Account management- Solid understanding of customer account management and manufacturing processes
  • Creative Thinking/Problem Solving– the ability to think outside of the box and devise creative solutions to various problems
  • Interpersonal/Communication Skills– although demand planners complete a significant amount of their work independently, they must also interact with others who affect the forecasting process
  • ERP Business Experience– Detailed working knowledge of core ERP functions. SAP is preferred.
  • Organization & Attention to Detail –able to manage complexity and ambiguity
  • Time management & Prioritization
  • Self-motivatedAbility to work independently, requiring minimal supervision




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: Wausau

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