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Summer Contractor


Chicago, IL, US

Job Type:  Human Resources

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.


  • Los Angeles or Chicago


Aspire Bakeries is looking to hire Summer Contractors with functional experience in Human Resources, Training, Procurement, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering/Continuous Improvement, Marketing, R&D, or Customer Development. The most successful candidates for Aspire Bakeries’ Summer Contractor Program will demonstrate hands-on contributions to projects in one or more functional areas and will have a strong academic record.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited community college, four-year university/college, or within 6 months post-graduation at time of application.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degreed program that suits one of the functional areas (Human Resources, Training, Procurement, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering/Continuous Improvement, Marketing, R&D, or Customer Development).
  • Hands-on experience in project management, research, auditing, and analytics gained through project teams, prior internship, or work experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment, accomplishing tasks in a fast-paced organization with varied resources
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operations Systems
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


Additional Information:

Program Eligibility:

  • Must be able to work full-time for a minimum of 8-10 consecutive weeks beginning June 14, 2021.
  • Must be able to work remotely or at a local office as needed. 
  • Must pass pre-employment screening with satisfactory results.


At Aspire Bakeries, the health and safety of our associates is our number one priority. In fact, CARE is one of our Core Values. That’s why all offers of employment, where legally permitted, are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to pass our pre-employment requirements.


Candidates may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them, a medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination, or because of a disability. Candidates may also be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if receiving the vaccine conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Requests for exemption and reasonable accommodation must be initiated by the candidate prior to date of hire.


*All medical information collected from candidates, including vaccination information and test results, obtained during the pre-employment process, will be treated in accordance with applicable laws and policies on confidentiality and privacy.

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.