Graco Inc.

Supply Chain Careers

As a Product Planner at Graco, you are right in the middle of the action. You will have the opportunity to work closely with engineers, machinists, and senior management. Our Product Planners are responsible for forecasting, planning, and scheduling production to meet customer needs in a timely and efficient manner.

“Graco has provided me a great opportunity to grow in the manufacturing supply chain. Starting out in our Accounts Payables department, I learned how manufacturing activities impact other business segments. My role as Inventory Analyst gave me the opportunity to observe the flow of materials within manufacturing. Finally, as a Product Planner I direct the flow of materials through manufacturing.”
–Mike E., Senior Product Planner

Product Planner Career Path Highlights:

Product Planners at Graco have a lot of responsibilities to make sure all moving parts are working together on a daily basis to ensure smooth production.

Some of their daily tasks include:

  • Scheduling production lines
  • Review sales history to update forecasts
  • Communicate throughout the supply chain from component supply all the way to distribution shipping out to customers
Career paths in Supply Chain at Graco include:


  • Product Planner
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Inventory Analyst

Purchasing Department

  • Category Manager
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Supplier Quality Engineer

Example of Education and Career Path in Supply Chain

Mike E

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