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Senior Analyst, Procurement

Location: 

Chicago, IL, US

60290
Job Type:  Procurement/Purchasing
60290

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.

 

 

The primary role of a Senior 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.

 

Responsibilities:

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.

Projects

  • 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

Sourcing

  • 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.