Senior Analyst, Operations


Van Nuys, CA, US, 91406

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

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.



We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Sr. Analyst to join our team and drive operational excellence across our bakery operations. This pivotal role will be responsible for analyzing production data, leading process improvement initiatives, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. The ideal candidate will be a change agent with strong analytical skills, capable of directing and coordinating activities around performance, quality controls, and KPI monitoring. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's efficiency, profitability, and overall success while developing leadership skills and championing our Aspire Operations Excellence program.



  • Contribute towards the achievement of the company's strategic and operational objectives with a bias for action.
  • Be a change agent directing and coordinating activities around performance, quality controls, and KPI monitoring.
  • Facilitate, sponsor and lead Pillar and project teams and be a champion of the Aspire Operations Excellence program, improving operational systems, processes and best practices that guarantee organizational well-being.
  • Compiles, records, and display production data from such documents as production schedule, product specifications, and individual worker production sheets.
  • Monitor, manage, and maintain standard operating procedures and operation product specifications.
  • Analyze production trends and inconsistencies and perform RCA (root cause analysis) and develop sustainable solutions in partnership with production leadership.
  • Develop visual aids to support production in creating a sustainable operation.
  • Lead, train and educate staff on process improvement methodologies and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Problem Solving and Kaizen.
  • Manage and maintain log of all major events within production to mitigate risk of a repeat incident.
  • Calculates factors such as types and quantities of items produced, materials used, amount of scrap and worker and department production rates.
  • Maintains files of documents used and prepared.
  • Charts production, based on statistics compiled, for reference by production and management personnel.
  • Reviews and resolves any SAP issues and reports any discrepancies.
  • Ensures that all SAP reporting is accurate and performed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that all information received is accurate and filled out completely as required by company policy.  Also follows up on missing information with Supervisor and/or Lead of the area.
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture.  Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical field (Science, math, engineering, fiancé, etc).
  • Three to Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience requried, 5+ years of experience in Process Improvement/Engineering, project management or process analyst in a manufacturing role preferred.
  • Programming and data querying software experience (Visual Basics, DAX, or SQL). Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Power BI, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio
  • Strong project management skills and analytical approach to process improvement
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, decimals, Baker’s percent, area, circumference, density, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized institutions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Bilingual English and Spanish preferable.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Inventory software; Project Management software and Manufacturing software.


Salary Range: $78,000 - $86,000


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.