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Commercial Analyst


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Position Title

Containerboard Business Reporting & Commercial Analyst   


Pay Rate:

PL 10, * PL may vary based on experience



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

Corporate Headquarters

Memphis, TN


The Job You Will Perform:

The Containerboard Commercial Analyst position is an integral part of Containerboard Finance and directly supports the Mgr. of Business Reporting, Commercial & Internal Controls.  This position is a unique opportunity to work directly with the business in a fun and fast paced environment all while prepping the individual for future advancement within the team and Finance.  The position is a critical business partner to the sales organization within Containerboard.  Key customers include the Business Controller, NAIPG VP of Finance and Strategy, CBD VP and General Manager, CBD Export and Domestic Sales Directors and the CB Pricing Team.  This role is responsible for providing the following services:


  • Business partner analytics for the sales organization
  • Prepare and analyze business-wide operating results and trends
  • Provide detailed sales (customer & product profitability) analysis
  • Cross training and support for Supply Chain & distribution cost analysis
  • Cross train on manufacturing analysis
  • Division journal entry completion for unique non-recurring items
  • Internal and external reporting
  • Assistant Controller responsibilities for the Sabine River Northern Railroad (supporting the Orange Mill)
  • Support quarterly FGO Balance Sheet Reviews & internal/external audits
  • Optimize new automation tools to drive efficiencies (VIP, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Ad hoc analysis



Key Accountabilities:


  • Developing relationships with business partners in order to provide customer focused value analytics for the sales organization to support business decisions
  • Learn to prepare and analyze business-wide operating results and trends for variance reporting and month/quarter end close
  • Developing skills to provide detailed sales (customer & product profitability) analysis as required by the sales organization
  • Develop familiarity by cross training on distribution cost analysis in order to serve as backup as necessary
  • Cross train on manufacturing analysis in order to provide support as necessary
  • Maintain accurate books and records in addition to maintaining a strong internal control environment



Key Challenges:

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain)
  • Learn business acumen, key metrics (ROI, ROIC, etc.) and drivers
  • Implementing new automation tools to drive efficiency
  • Understanding pricing dynamics both domestically and abroad
  • Learn reporting and analytical systems (SAP, Excel, BPC etc.)
  • Gain familiarity with historical results in order to provide forward looking analysis
  • Gain familiarity of key business structural changes their impact



The Skills You Will Bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience in Accounting/Finance, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business
  • Track record of being a self-starter
  • Natural curiosity for learning and process optimization
  • Working knowledge of SAP/Business Warehouse & BPC
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Comfort around senior management
  • Priority setting & multi-tasking
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Action Oriented
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Customer Focus
  • Team/Business Player
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Confidentiality



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • A fun and engaging Team and dynamic global business
  • A front row seat to the IPG business and leading economic indicators
  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance

The Career You Will Build:

  • You will have opportunities to learn, develop, and contribute to the success of International Paper and the IPG Containerboard business.
  • Our team is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • You will have the opportunity to grow your global business acumen and perspective.
  • Grow into more senior finance roles within the Team and Company

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Memphis  TN  38197


MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38197

Category:  Finance
Date:  Jan 30, 2023

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