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IT Business Analyst - Logistics Execution-WM

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Technology

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 IT Business analyst LE-WM will support the day to day operations of our SAP platform in process analysis, process and system design, systems development, configuration, testing, implementation and assisting the business in training. As a SAP LE/WM  expert for the company, the position will entail working with “super” and end-users to identify and resolve functional/technical and /or process issues, test and train on system functions, identify, design, and develop system updates in support of business requirements and projects, and assist IT in the overall coordination of system updates, enhancements, etc.  The position reports to the IT Lead, SCM and works with other Business analysts and business representatives to keep abreast of operational issues and initiatives with a potential system impact.  This position may also fill one or more IT Functional Lead role(s) on one or more projects.



  • Possess expertise in Logistics Execution- Warehouse Management (Food and Beverage a plus) as well as an understanding of the IT Organization’s systems and capabilities and technological trends
  • Consults with business to develop understanding of business needs and the priority of those needs related to the following applications/SAP functions (including all other supply chain related functions not listed below):
    • SAP Supply Chain Management
    • SAP Quality Management
    • SAP Inventry Management
    • SAP ALE/EDI IDOC Interfaces
  • Serves as a liaison to the business in order to recommend and provide solutions to meet user requirements
  • Assists in business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology
  • Translates business requirements into Functional Specifications and produces deliverables related to the project(s) assigned as well as post implementation support and systems enhancements.
  • Configures the system
  • Assists business partners in test script and scenario creation and execution
  • Assists in Continuous Improvements efforts to enhance system functionality and performance.
  • May serve as IT Functional Lead on one or more projects
  • May lead small to moderate size projects creating project plans, assigning and monitoring project tasks, and facilitating team meetings to ensure successful project delivery.
  • May be required to work on shop floor or temperature controlled warehouse environments during project support/implementations.
  • Communicate with staff at all levels of the IT organization
  • Provides Knowledge transfer and support to Business Analysts 
  • Integral part of change control


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in implementing and/or supporting SAP Supply Chain systems with experience in multi-plant, and multi-company in consumer products and/or process manufacturing environments.
  • Prior business experience in warehousting/distribution and transportation operations (I.E. Warehouse Manager, Transportation Manager or Supervisor, etc) preferred.
  • Understanding of the integration points between the modules and their dependencies with IM/MM SD and FICO.
  • SAP Handling Unit Management, EWM and TMS Integration knowledge a plus.
  • Experience in project management and a structured systems development methodology
  • Must have strong customer service skills and highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-Motivated and be able to work independently
  • Able to work in global organization respecting regional and local culture and organizational differences
  • Able and willing to travel to multiple locations  (50%-75%) 

Position Location:  US or Canada

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.


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