Logistics Analyst in Chicago IL

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Aspire Bakeries
Logistics Analyst
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Chicago IL
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Job Types:
Logistics Management, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

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 likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 15bakeries 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 purpose of this role is to assist the Logistics team in various functions of day-to-day and analytic/project duties within the Transportation department. This person will help manage domestic transportation, inventory deployment / stock-transfer load building, and international (import/export) transportation. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with annual bids and analyzing our network for transportation savings opportunities. This person should have strong attention to detail, good communication skills, work well cross-functionally, and be analytically minded.


  • Primary responsibility will be using SAP requisitions, combined with analysis of inventory and existing transfers to build and manage the intercompany stock transfers between company & third-party warehouses.
  • Regularly review/manage planning-related item information within SAP just as rounding values, SPK s, planned delivery time etc. to optimize planned item flow. Develop/manage related standard operating procedures (SOPs) for these reviews.
  • Assist in managing our international customer's orders with our forwarders, customers, and internal sales and customer service teams
  • Help manage domestic trucking carrier base, routing guides, and tender acceptance
  • Assist our transport coordinators with delivery issues, and appointment scheduling to ensure the highest customer service
  • With direction from the department director and/or manager, analyze the supply chain network (or specific customer opportunities as presented) to make recommendations on how to improve service and/or cost


  • New grad to 3 years of experience (preferably in production scheduling, inventory management, supply operations planning, or supply chain-related areas)
  • Bachelor s degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management / Engineering / Business or related field
  • Good understanding of MS Excel & general knowledge of other office applications.
  • Excellent analytical and execution skills
  • Collaborative management and working style; good team player
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Should possess a high degree of versatility, good interpersonal skills, and excellent time management skills.
  • SAP experience preferred (will train if needed)
  • Experience with E2Open (formerly BluJay Solutions) or comparable transportation management system preferred (will train if needed)

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.

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