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Director, Integrated Business Planning

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60054

Job Category:  Supply Chain

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.



Key Accountabilities


The Director Integrated Business Planning (IBP) North America will be a strategic leader on Aryzta North America’s planning team and have responsibility for gaining cross-functional alignment through the development and/or strengthening of key integrated business planning capabilities that enable the business strategy and deliver against service, cost, and cash objectives.


Additionally, this leader will have responsibility for ensuring that the organization’s underlying supply chain planning capabilities are proactive, effective and efficient, and that supply chain reporting & analytics drive actionable insights and continuous improvement. This leader will also own long term network planning & optimization aimed at striking the preferred balance between service, cash, cost and complexity.   




  • Integrated Business Planning Capabilities - People, process, technology and governance
    • Underlying Supply Chain Planning Capabilities
  • Supply Chain Reporting & Analytics
  • Long Term Network Planning & Optimization
    • Network Design & Optimization
    • Network Capacity Planning
    • Inventory Optimization Strategy
  • Identification and on-boarding of new supply chain strategies and technologies to accelerate business success


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in supply chain management
  • Thought leader, problem solver, collaborator, driver
  • Advanced experience with supply chain planning technology, ERP systems and Microsoft tools
  • Up to 25% travel





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.