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Clerk, Bakery-Logistics

City & State: 

Burnaby, BC, CA, V5B3B3

Job Category:  Transportation & Logistics

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.




Reporting to

Logistics Manager

Position Purpose

To ensure inventory accuracy (raw materials, packaging, and finished goods)


Key Accountabilities

Provide analytical reports, and effectively control and maintain inventory accuracy in the bakery and external storage sites where Burnaby inventory resides.



  • Reconcile inventory for outside storage locations
  • Daily counts are performed on critical items
  • Schedule, clear and post cycle counts of finished goods, raw materials and packaging 
  • Inventory discrepancies and scanning errors are investigated and are reported to the Warehouse Team Leader
  • Daily collaboration with Production Clerk to support timely clearing of COGI errors
  • Daily verification of the empty bin report
  • Daily communication of physical variances with the Warehouse and purchasing teams to achieve appropriate inventory levels
  • Work closely with QA team to maintain inventory with quality and expiry issues
  • Required to assist in troubleshooting Receiving and Warehouse transactions
  • Effectively manage operational departmental resources (material handling equipment, scanners, pallets, etc)
  • Submit repairs for handheld and truck mounted RF computers
  • Create purchase orders for forklift repairs and pallet orders
  • Improve, control and maintain inventory accuracy (WIP, raw materials, packaging and finished goods)
  • Analyze and resolve inventory variances
  • Request counts for inventory discrepancies
  • Reconcile production, bulk and  IM locations and post in SAP
  • Issue weekly/period end reports on inventory variances to finance, production and purchasing for finished goods, raw materials and packaging.
  • Review, update and implement processes related to inventory
  • Maintain and resolve issues within the WMS / SAP system
  • Keep in contact with QA for anything needed – early release/hold products/found pallets, to prevent obsolescence
  • Take on additional responsibilities as directed
  • Support continuous improvement
  • Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
  • Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
    • Keep work area clean and clear of hazards
    • Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to supervisor immediately
    • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Ensure GMP’s and safe food handling practices are being followed
    • All tools to be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Report any broken, damaged, or missing tools to your supervisor. Do not discard any damaged or broken tools.
    • Follow all GMPs including maintaining personal hygiene, hand washing/sanitizing hands, clean up spills (i.e., ingredients, water, debris and wood)
    • Report any foreign material findings to your supervisor
    • Report all ceiling leaks to your supervisor
    • As part of food security, report any unusual people or behavior to your supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Inventory Analysis experience
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. MS applications, Email, etc)
  • Function independently in performing daily responsibilities
  • SAP Knowledge


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Physical demands may also include reaching, bending, lifting (up to a maxiumum

of  50lbs) and performing repetitive actions


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • ARYZTA Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 -80 degrees farenheit depending on the department 
  • Frozen Warehouse may have temperatures reaching 10.4 farenheit
  • The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times
  • Depending on postion, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and

respirators are available if required





ARYZTA 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.