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Graham Packaging Company On-Site Vendor Manager in Port Allen, Louisiana

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. Working at Graham means you lead constructively with clear goals, use diverse thinking to drive excellence, accountability, innovation, as well as demonstrating collaboration, embracing learning, and taking action for continuous improvement and growth.


Onsite Vendor Managers are responsible for the receiving, shipping and warehouse operations and coordinating activities with the other departments in a manner which will result in meeting production schedules and customer delivery dates consistent with the Company policy and plant objectives.


The primary duties of an Onsite Vendor Manager include:

  • Understands, follows, and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures, and recognized practices.

  • Works closely with customer, schedulers, plant operations and affiliated supply plants to deliver products on time and that delight our customers.

  • Uses tools such as SAP/MRP and other Windows based applications toperform all activities from order generation to order confirmation.

  • Report potential problems to appropriate Manager and mitigate prior to reaching crisis point.

  • Review and control inventory levels.

  • Develop Min/max inventories on products with customer commitment.

  • Review Daily and Weekly Schedules to ensure materials are available and no production down time is incurred.

  • Validates material consumption via production and reviews scrap transactions for components; identify and pursue opportunities to reduce scrap through discussion with supplier and operations personnel.

  • Supports the Sr. Vendor Manager, Corporate BU Supply Chain Manager, and Commercial team with supplier score card/KPI maintenance.

  • Assists Sr. Vendor Manager with facilitating QBRs with vendors to review performance, expectations, and opportunities for improvement.

  • Work with Senior Vendor Manager to optimize OTIF % and troubleshoot issues.

  • Work with Customer Schedulers to monitor forecast and mitigate any possible production downtime due to changes in the schedule.

  • Work with Management to drive operational improvements in focused areas and fully support continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Ensure accuracy of Warehouse on hand inventory, including ensuring all products that may be damaged in the warehouse are properly handled via the HFI procedure.

  • Performs multiple month-end closing tasks and reviews month-end closing transactions. Completes month-end closing processes and ensures financial transactions are timely, accurate and meet requirements.

  • Works with vendors to root cause any quality issues and drives for corrective actions.

Core Proficiencies and Skills

  • Familiar with of ERP systems, supplier lead times, and production cycle times.

  • Proficient in written and verbal communication, with a strong emphasis on precise and comprehensive documentation abilities.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to learn and maintain ample knowledge of our products, processes, and services.

  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding of how to schedule based upon knowledge of available inventory, priority requirements, transit times while utilizing software such as Excel, and other systems to provide continuous production flow and on-time delivery for our customer.

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages.

  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze large sums of data and make informed decisions to ensure there is no impact to production due to material availability.

  • Comfortable with change and dealing with competing demands.


  • Minimum 3 years of Production/Operations Management, Materials Management or Planning experience is required. College degree is preferred. Candidates with similar professional work experience can be considered in lieu of education.

  • Experience with SAP is highly desired; however, other ERP systems will be considered.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite especially Excel, and/or equivalent software

Language Skills : Ability to read, write, and speak English. Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, vendors, or customers of the organization. Proven professional communication skills - listening, verbal and written.

Computer Skills: Excellent computer skills are required in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Visio among other software familiarity. SAP experience is required.

Mathematical Skills : Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and accounting. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze large sums of data and determine causes for the results and plans to address.

Reasoning Ability : Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with multi-tasked problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Proactive problem definition and creative problem solving skills. Ability to define creative alternatives and recommendations.

Working Environment : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.

Job Locations US-LA-Port Allen

ID 2024-6355

Category Manufacturing Supply Chain Operations

Type Full-Time

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