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Network S&OP Planner

Company: Graham Packaging
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a people, planet and values-based company and a leader in sustainable packaging manufacturing. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. For employees at Graham, our Blue Culture is part of their everyday lives, too. In other words, Blue is how we do things here. At Graham, we are united by a clear vision. We know our part and help those around us know theirs, encouraging one another to continuously improve. We create a safe, challenging environment to innovate by supporting creative ideas and new ways of thinking. We take the initiative to cultivate our individual growth and help others do the same, while keeping ourselves and one another accountable. And we actively promote cooperation, collaboration, integrity and respect across regions and teams to foster an engaged, diverse and connected workforce. We value our employees, and a Blue Culture allows for the most rewarding employee experience as part of the Graham family. Blue is how we feel about what we do-together-to create a better tomorrow.


The Network S&OP Planner will perform transactional and analytical activities to support long range production planning, rough cut capacity planning, and inventory management. This position will be responsible for aligning tactical paths towards strategic direction across ever-changing horizons. The candidate will analyze data, monitor established KPI's, and provide root cause analysis activity around non-conformance to KPI's. The candidate will monitor and hold cross-functional partners accountable to corrective actions established in root cause analysis.-- This individual will be a key contributor in the S&OP process, leading supply reviews for their portfolio. This candidate will be responsible for monitoring customer risk and forward communicating with commercial and operations partners to establish contingencies, recovery periods, etc.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain and update long range production plans for plant at SKU level to achieve desired inventory plan.
    • Work with Operations to identify most economical production cadence and establish flexible repetitive scheduling models, including MOQ's, batch sizes, etc.
    • Identify production variances to both budget and prior forecast.
    • Work with demand planning and financial teams to determine if proper upside and necessary inventory builds are included.
    • Upload and validate production and each month.
    • Review monthly plans with finance and plant personnel to provide insight and explanation of plan.
    • Review monthly plans with regional planners to insure appropriate inventory levels are targeted and optimal run cycles are planned at the day to day level.
    • Track performance to plan throughout the month to monitor adherence to original production plan and changeover performance (increase/decrease) versus budget/forecast.
    • Participate in scoping meetings to provide supply chain insight on available capacity for upcoming projects/potential wins.--
        • Develop and maintain long range rough cut capacity reports for each asset in portfolio.
        • Ensure level-loaded plan that minimizes change-overs and down-time.
        • Analyze and identify constraints and effectively communicate and develop accountability through S&OP cadence and process.
        • Balance production assignments among plants to balance load as needed.
            • Review/analyze reporting to ensure inventory targets, service goals, aged goals, and logistics expense goals. Ensure network balancing to meet these goals.
            • Manage supply flow: Cancel, rush, expedite & de-expedite production to maintain proper replenishment.
            • Complete monthly root cause analysis on inventory, aged inventory, obsolete inventory, and service trends.
            • Work with Demand Planning in establishing ABC categorization of SKU's and manage inventory to established rules.
            • Monitor aged and obsolete inventory and develop a plan to mitigate accordingly.--
              • Lead monthly S&OP Supply meetings for portfolio and be point person on projects, PSI and capacity constraints.
              • Performs other duties as assigned
              • Up to 10% travel may be required


                Core Proficiencies and Skills
                • Entrepreneurial with capability to search for outside-the-box solutions and strives to meet needs of business.
                • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
                • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
                • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
                • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.
                • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
                • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service (internal and external).
                • Ability to communicate cross-functionally and influence stakeholders to make decision. Able to influence without authority.
                • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.
                  • Basic understanding of end-to-end supply chain in a CPG / Manufacturing environment.
                  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: functions, inserting charts, pivot tables, Solver/Data Analysis tool).
                  • Knowledge of Database Applications (Access or Business Objects).
                  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability, and statistical inference to practical situations.
                  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and simply.Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
                    • BS/BA Degree is required (Supply Chain/Operations or Business Management is preferred).
                    • Minimum of 1 - 5 years' experience in any of the following: Production/Supply/Inventory/Material planning
                    • Previous experience in SAP (PP, MM, APO, SNP or PPDS ) or related ERP system is preferred.
                    • Previous experience with a Planning Software is a plus (SAP APO or Adexa).
                    • Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office tools, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
                    • Possess knowledge of Six Sigma/LEAN beneficial.
                    • APICS certification is beneficial.The standard compensation for this role is $77,600 - $112,100. Salary offers will be determined based on final candidate qualifications, experience, skillset, and other relevant factors.

                      Compensation Statement

                      The expected salary range for the position described in this posting is made in accordance with the legal mandates of certain jurisdictions within the United States. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on individual qualifications and experience.

                      Benefits Statement

                      Benefits include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in the company's 401K Employee Saving Plan and may participate in its Employee Wellness Program. Employees will also receive paid time off in accordance with company policy and state law requirements.

                      EEO Disclaimer

                      Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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