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Deployment Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Job Type:  Transportation & Logistics

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Overview

This job will be responsible for overseeing the deployment of inventory between our 3rd party inventory centers. The candidate will closely monitor truck utilization and cost associated. Our production and customer network is ever changing, so this role will be responsible for working cross functionally to get ahead of new business and/or ways for the inventory to flow quicker and at less cost through our network. 


Job Description

  • Build, review, track, forecast and adjust intra-company shipments using SAP – develop and communicate deployment forecast to Transportation, Warehousing.
  • Analyze SAP DRP parameters to leverage auto load building capabilities.
  • Ensure successful customer promotion execution by working with Supply Chain Managers, Integrated Planning, and Transportation and Warehousing to communicate event specifics and execution requirements.
  • Liaise with Transportation and Warehousing groups as well as personnel at 3PL to resolve issues with intra-company shipments (including resolution of near-term warehousing capacity issues).
  • Liaise with Customer Supply Chain Managers, Customer Service, and Integrated Planning to communicate potential customer service issues/risks and provide projected availability and/or short term options to avoid service interruptions.
  • Develop functional understanding of warehousing capacity, procedures and inbound/outbound planning processes to drive/enable warehouse capacity management and adherence to ship/arrival dates.
  • Maximize utilization of each truck built
  • Identify ways to improve deployment planning processes and tools for assigned areas
  • Minimize freight expense by utilizing optimal modes of transportation when feasible.
  • Develop a plan that minimizes inventory at the forward DCs while maximizing customer service. 
  • Works with logistics to identify network optimization opportunities



  • 3-5 years of experience in production scheduling, inventory management, supply operations planning or supply chain related areas
  • SAP experience required
  • Experience with Blujay Solutions transportation management system preferred
  • Good understanding of MS Excel & general knowledge of other office applications.
  • Excellent change management, networking & presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and execution skills
  • Collaborative management and working style
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Should possess high degree of versatility, good interpersonal skills, and excellent time management skills.
  • Should be a team player Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management / Engineering / Business or related field





Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.