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Sr Manager, Planning - Network Analysis

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

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

Leads coordination of material preparation and meeting process for key planning process functions to deliver a consistent and reliable review process to support the business of XYZ company across our diverse customer base. Will work closely with Business Units, Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing, Customer Development, Commercialization, Finance and Procurement to meet deadlines and deliver solutions.  In addition, this position will work to coordinate activities with cross functional teams to support the development of an optimized and efficient sourcing model, vetting new opportunities and continually supporting evaluation of capacity and adjustments needed to the supply network.




  • Both assisting and ensuring all verticals of the planning process are meeting required timelines and providing accurate and relevant updates for the needed reviews.
  • Ensuring follow up of needed actions for key report development for VP Planning.
  • Assisting with integration and cross functional communication between  teams
  • Development of Continues Improvement activities and enhancements to the planning processes.
  • Lead integrated weekly reviews of the Integrated Business Execution (IBE) process to highlight risks and concerns to supply of finished goods to the business.
  • Develop tracking system for new opportunities being vetted.
  • Development of relevant presentation materials for results of vetted projects.
  • Coordinate and ensure needed feedback of reviews are provided in a timely manner, as well as available for all Governance discussions.
  • Work cross functionally with other members of the supply chain functions to help identify needs and concerns in a timely manner to prevent and minimize disruptions.
  • Work with other key planning processes on evaluation of Aryzta’s food portfolio to help ensure cross team knowledge of foods, and review of portfolio for proper discontinuation identification and elimination.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in operations and planning, preferably in baking.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with leading multiple projects, managing priorities, and resource management
  • Able to deal with cutting edge processes and new ideas
  • Analytical, detail-oriented, and creative thinker
  • Able to build relationships across diverse functions.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as a team across various functions and work independently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, strong skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal skills across various levels including executive management.
  • Ability to travel via commercial airline in North America.





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.