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Sr. IT Analyst


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Shift Type:  Technology

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 13 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 Title

  • Sr IT Business Analyst – Operations


  • Can be remote, but should be near one of our bakeries or central services offices (Los Angeles, CA, Newark, CA, or Chicago, IL)


  • IT

Reporting to

  • IT Manager – Business Applications


Key Accountabilities

The Sr. IT Business Analyst-Operations will support the day to day operations of our SAP platform in process analysis, process and system design, systems development, configuration, testing, implementation and assisting the business in training. As a SAP Operations expert for the company, the position will entail working with “super” and end-users to identify and resolve functional/technical and /or process issues, test and train on system functions, identify, design, and develop system updates in support of business requirements and projects, and assist IT in the overall coordination of system updates, enhancements, etc.  The position reports to the IT Manager, Business Applications and works with other Business analysts and business representatives to keep abreast of operational issues and initiatives with a potential system impact.  This position may also fill one or more IT Functional Lead role(s) on one or more projects.


  • Work with Business Process leads to continually improve and optimize business processes within the Production/Operations scope of SAP Produciton Planning and Supply Chain Management.Provides Knowledge transfer and support to Business Analysts and Process leads, including documentation as required for new technologies.
  • Translates business requirements into Functional Specifications to produce deliverables related to the project(s) assigned as well as post implementation support and systems enhancements.
  • Configuration of relevant SAP related objects.
  • Assists business partners in test script and scenario creation and execution
  • Assists in Continuous Improvements efforts to enhance system functionality and performance
  • May lead small to moderate size projects creating project plans, assigning and monitoring project tasks, and facilitating team meetings to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in implementing and/or supporting SAP Production Planning\Operations  systems
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP Configuration for Production Planning (PP) Module.
  • Experience in SAP QM, IBP,MII or S/4HANA a plus.
  • Understanding of the integration points between ECC 6 and external applications;  MII, IBP and others.
  • Must have strong customer service skills and highly developed interpersonal skills, particularly excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work in global organization respecting regional and local culture and organizational differences
  • Travel approximately 50%






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.