Business Systems Analyst – SAP PP & MM

at Graphic Packaging International
Published September 5, 2018
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid unbleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging's customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate.

Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at

Mission :

As an expert in SAP Production Planning and Materials Management modules and processes, the mission of this position is to analyze business issues and to identify projects and technologies which will enable significant operational improvements in the corporation's supply chain and manufacturing planning functions. The Analyst formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both business needs and a solid understanding of industry requirements and best practices. In addition, the Analyst may function as a project manager to coordinate and facilitate the work of cross-functional company resources assigned to technology projects. This position may also assist in routine maintenance for specific modules in the company's suite of business applications. This position collaborates with business process owners to foster a positive IT customer relations environment.

Essential Job Functions:

The SAP Business Systems Analyst is responsible for the following functions:

  • Define information business systems requirements jointly working with management and professional staff in user departments. Technical solutions must satisfy the business needs for the future, i.e., take into account Company growth and customer service objectives.
  • Develop working relationships with a diverse group of business people and gain an understanding of the complex nature of the Company's business. Maintain familiarity with the business plans of the Company and the departments serviced. Remain knowledgeable of information technology and Company business operations.
  • Responsible for assisting user and IT management in setting priorities within the supply chain and manufacturing planning area and work with IT Leadership to communicate with senior management.
  • Work with more experienced Business Systems Analysts. Participate on project team, completing individual responsibilities, providing input on resources needed, and consulting schedule to ensure timely completion of project and meeting deadlines of project. Familiar with the systems scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member in order to effectively complete the activities of the work team.
  • Provide support for designated application systems. Augment and facilitate the design, development, implementation of enhancements to existing business systems.
  • Provide guidance in creating standards, testing procedures, version control, etc. Maintain a professional awareness of tools and techniques that might be used to improve the quality of service.
  • Other duties as assigned

- Project Management

  • Ensures all projects are executed in accordance to established GPI IT governance practices
  • Foster cross-functional relationships inter- and intra-departmentally for effective project management
  • Execute assigned projects and track the completion of major milestones

Educational Requirements:

Background / Experience:

4-year college degree in general or IT-Related field required. Equivalent work experience considered.

Specialized or technical knowledge:

  • 4+ years IT experience including 2 years in SAP PP and MM modules. Experience in both implementation and application support is desired. General experience should include systems architecture and business processes similar to those at GPI.
  • 1 year project management experience
  • Experience in SAP discrete production order process required
  • Experience in SAP repetitive manufacturing process required
  • Experience in SAP MRP process required
  • Experience in SAP PP Master Data (materials, BOM, routings, work centers required
  • Experience in SAP PP-PI a plus
  • Experience in SAP variant config a plus
  • Experience in shop floor reporting/interfaces required
  • Experience in production scheduling required
    • Experience in SCM/APO a plus
  • Experience in SAP capacity planning a plus
  • Experience in SAP SOP or IBP process a plus

Other Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of business operations and best industry practices
  • Demonstrated perceptual and analytical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to translate technical information into language non-technical people will understand
  • Experience effectively working in an organization of senior professionals
  • Ability to identify deficiencies in technical work and implementation plans, and to identify schedule conflicts
  • Fortitude to demand excellence from self and others
  • Business process mapping and flow charting expertise
  • Tenacity to set and achieve complex objectives from multiple teams in order to meet business objective, and to effectively manage cross-functional resources

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.