Procurement Intern


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90045

Job Type:  Procurement/Purchasing

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.



As a Procurement Intern, you will gain hands-on experience in SAP database administration, supporting the sourcing process, and assisting with data analysis and special projects. You will learn to manage daily interactions with suppliers, bakeries, and cross-functional teams to ensure smooth operations. This role requires strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.




SAP Database Administration

  • Learn and 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. 
  • Learn and 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.  



  • Supports with analysis and data entry for various procurement categories.
  • Supports Category Managers with the supplier and product qualifications
  • Assists with the administration of  RFP / RFQ / RFI.


Potential Projects:

  • Support sourcing activities, sourcing projects and data analysis as assigned and directed by managers.
  • Direct involvement with Accounting, Finance, and Commercialization functions to meet deadlines.
  • Work on projects as assigned or as developed to drive efficiencies, cost savings and better ways of working.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Marketing or Communications major; no degree required, prefer intern in Junior year
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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.
  • ERP experience a plus
  • Green Belt/Six Sigma a plus
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal).


Program Eligibility:

  • Must be able to work full-time for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks
  • Must be able to work from the LA office, located in the Howard Hughes Center on the west side of Los Angeles, Monday-Thursday with the flexibility to work remotely each Friday
  • Must pass pre-employment background and drug screening with satisfactory results


Hourly Rate: $20.00


Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed In this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.



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.