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Procurement Analyst-Indirects

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Category:  Procurement/Purchasing

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.



Job Title

  • Procurement Analyst – Indirects


  • Chicago, IL


  • Procurement

Reporting to

  • Director, Procurement – Indirects, Capital, & Capabilities



Key Accountabilities

This position will be responsible for supporting ARYZTA’s Indirect Procurement area. This role is responsible for analytics and savings reporting as well as coordinating with both internal stakeholders and suppliers on sourcing activity and to negotiate MRO, HR, Marketing and IT contracts. Responsibilities include Strategic Sourcing and Contracting in Indirect Procurement, Procurement operations and change management. Additionally, the candidate is expected to foster and manage strategic relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers.



  • Collaborate with business stakeholders at all levels of the organization to achieve savings targets, improve supplier performance, minimize supply chain risk, and maximize supplier collaboration and innovation.
  • Partner with Legal to negotiate supplier contracts.
  • Interface with Finance, Bakery Leadership, and other stakeholders in pursuit of savings targets.
  • Lead contracts and supplier implementations.
  • Ensure compliance to Procurement Policies and key supplier contracts across the company.
  • Facilitate sourcing strategies for all Indirect spend categories, including MRO, HR, Marketing and IT.
  • Support bakeries with supply challenges.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in Indirects sourcing and procurement
  • Demonstrated success using analytical skills, as well as written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Financial acumen and problem solving skills with the ability to collaborate and work effectively across multiple functions and personalities
  • Adaptable, flexible, positive, open to learning, developing and welcoming of new ideas
  • Accessible to internal and external clients
  • Well organized, and able to work on multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirit, ambitious, ability to operate without supervision
  • Experience with supplier negotiations
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office
  • SAP experience preferred





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.