Title:  Capacity Planning & Analysis Manager II

Requisition ID:  20707-159

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Capacity Planning & Analysis role is an integral team member in the management of the integrated business planning (IBP) process that satisfies customer demand in the most profitable way.  They will manage supply planning for up to $1B of revenue, and they will have one to two direct reports and matrix management responsibility for Plant Schedulers.


This position could be located anywhere in the Eastern United States near a Graphic Packaging facility.


Specific Outcomes

  • Maintain monthly supply plan models for each converting facility that identifies and allocates plant resources of people and equipment. The model will be based on the forecasted demand plan, and will be updated to reflect inventory builds, business transfers and overtime requirements.  Review supply plans on a semi-monthly basis with the plant operations team to drive alignment, and participate in supply plan reviews with directors of operations and finance to develop and align on long term/strategic plans.
  • Work with other Capacity Planning personnel to balance capacity and demand within the Americas Division while minimizing outsourcing, freight and suboptimal production costs. Drive OTIF to targeted levels of 96% for each facility.  Develop back-up plants on major volume items to provide timely & cost-efficient transfers as necessary.  Ensure available capacity for back-up facilities.
  • Identify and help implement optimization opportunities aimed at reducing converting costs (including overtime), (GPI) mill freight, and customer freight, and improving (GPI) mill trim while considering capacity issues. Identify enablers and roadblocks, and work with sales and plant management to implement business transfers or new business.  Maintain a list of optimization candidates, and quantify the financial impact of actions implemented.
  • Review new business opportunities and collaborate with other Capacity Planning personnel, sales, and operations to determine plant placement for items by quantifying costs, metrics, and capacity. Consider customer requirements, plant equipment, unique capabilities, and (GPI) mill trim and logistics.  Rebalance capacity as necessary.  Identify headcount implications.
  • Utilize dotted line matrix reporting structure with plant schedulers to standardize scheduling processes across the plants:
  • Standardized use of Galaxy Scheduling Software
  • Run to have ready dates
  • Inventory management – meet established WIP/FG targets by plant
  • Run efficiencies including overtime, outside processing, bed utilization, etc.
  • Work on special projects as directed to include strike contingency plans, new equipment, equipment modifications, plant rationalizations, mergers, acquisitions, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Advanced computer skills in Excel and PowerPoint a must; knowledge of SAP preferred.

APICS CPIM certification desired.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, operational management or engineering; advanced degree preferred.

10 years of experience in manufacturing required.

3-5 years of experience with Integrated Business Planning desired

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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