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Sr. Manager - Procurement, Finance

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

  • Sr. Manager – Procurement Insights and Analytics


  • Chicago, IL USA


  • Procurement

Reporting to

  • VP, Procurement


Job Description & Accountabilities

This role is responsible for providing Finance and Accounting support, Procurement and Commodity Insights and Analytics, accurate financial projections, and day-to-day financial perspectives to the Procurement and Finance Organizations. He/She oversees and conducts financial analysis and reporting, business planning, new process development, continuous process improvement. He/She acts as a liaison to the Finance Organization, including Customer Finance, Inventory, Accounting, FP&A, and Bakery Controllers.



  • Creates monthly Purchase Price Variance (PPV) reports, including insights into variance and trend analysis
  • Performs close steps including FRIR clearing, accrual errors clean up, and spend reclassifications as required
  • Facilitates budgeting and forecasting process, loads and unloads SQL data, and creates budget presentations
  • Creates and manages Procurement Balanced Scorecard and action items log to reach/maintain KPIs targets
  • Facilitates and coordinates SRM Analytics, including Supplier Scorecard Metrics, and cross-functional stakeholders’ supplier performance scores
  • Identifies and leads Continuous Improvement projects across Procurement Analytics and P2P process
  • Ensures there is continuous improvement and innovation in reporting, forecasting, and finance and accounting practices
  • Responds to requests from Commodity Managers for spend data analysis to ensure rigorous financial analysis (e. g., cost savings methodology, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Commodity Price Risk Management (CPRM) team to effectively manage market risk, including volume forecasting, contract balancing, and thorough review of component price models
  • Provides guidance and insights regarding cost trends, based on current initiatives and commodity market behaviour to ensure objectives are met
  • Organizes and maintain comprehensive procurement financial files and ensure all recording is compliant with audit requirements
  • Demonstrates a broad business and accounting knowledge; describes methods in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Applies advanced financial analysis techniques to draw conclusions from financial data; understands and evaluates implications of alternatives; makes decisions on an appropriate course of action

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance or Accounting preferred
  • 5+ years of related Procurement/Finance; food manufacturing experience is strongly preferred
  • Solid communication, problem solving and research skills
  • Must be proficient with SAP ECC, SQL, Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Certified Public Accountant - 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.