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Procurement Analyst ( Ingredients)


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Type:  Procurement/Purchasing

Key Accountabilities

The primary role of an Analyst is to provide support for designated ingredient sourcing responsibility and back up support within one or more additional areas of responsibility.  Support responsibilities include SAP database administration and/or a variety of project related assignments and daily management tasks related to material sourcing, usage tracking and forecasting, and price reconciliation.  This role will be a split of transactional, dedicated to SAP support, and minor sourcing for designated items.



SAP Database Administration

  • Apply knowledge of SAP and work processes to manage database administration, purchase price variance, invoice discrepancy resolution, vendor registration, credits, and OA support for bakeries to ensure supply with minimal rework. 
  • Manage a variety of routine and non-routine daily contacts with multiple Suppliers, R&D, Bakeries, Accounts Payable and others as needed to obtain information necessary to support using bakeries for their requirements.  This information includes prices, specs, timing requirements and availability.
  • Support of new ingredient set up in the Aspire Bakeries system, coordinating the process with all impacted stakeholders including R&D, Regulatory, FSQA, Operations, etc.
  • Serve as backup support for other Procurement team members.


  • Support sourcing activities or projects, inquiries, negotiations, supplier follow-up, etc. as assigned and directed by managers.
  • Direct involvement with Accounting, Finance, and Commercialization functions to meet costing and pricing requests


  • Owns the material sourcing process for designated materials, including developing sourcing strategies and plans and gaining appropriate management concurrence.
  • Supports the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for various procurement categories.
  • Supports Category Manager with the supplier and product qualifications for assigned categories.
  • Develops relationships with suppliers and support the bakery and business needs.
  • Participates and supports in annual budget and standard cost development.
  • Assists with the development of bid packages and administer RFP / RFQ / RFI.
  • Supports bakery with supply challenges.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal).
  • 2 years min. experience preferred.
  • Superior critical thinking skills and ability to structure analyses to solve poorly defined problems.
  • Solid communication, problem solving and research abilities are necessary.
  • Solid Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills.
  • Prior experience with SAP is preferred.