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Commercialization Analyst

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Project Management

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.



This position will be responsible for supporting ARYZTA’s Project Management area.  This role is responsible for managing commercialization of key projects and supporting merchandising and equipment.  Responsibilities include management and execution of ingredient, packaging and regulatory changes across the business units and manage the daily execution of merchandising initiatives.  Additionally, the candidate is expected to foster and manage relationships with internal/external teams and customers.


Project Management

  • Provide Project Management support and lead business on multiple projects for the commercialization of new foods through the established project management process for regulatory, ingredient and packaging changes

    • Manage a project Business Brief from kickoff to final sign off and manage work between all cross-functional teams

    • Lead Project teams and maintain communication on all projects and provide solutions to avoid delays

    • Develop, manage and execute the project plan

  • Develop, manage and execute project plans including specific timelines to meet or exceed project objectives and highlight risk or delays of projects


Merchandise & Equipment Management

  • Annual on-site warehouse review and vendor management set up including standard operating procedures including implementation of process improvements

  • Special Project management supporting, graphics manager and Creative Services for Merchandise/POS; Warehouse disposal and damage management, SKU rationalization

  • Procurement Control - Develop material standard costs

  • Liaison for merchandising with Customer Service team on E Commerce platform and consumer issues.

  • Support merchandising with marketing for all POS, paper/packaging products, and merchandising equipment, Oversee delivery of print production projects





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.