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Business 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

  • Business Analyst – Indirects


  • Procurement

Reporting to

  • Director – Indirects, Capital, & Capabilities



Key Accountabilities

This position will be responsible to support 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.


  • The successful candidate is able to demonstrate procurement experience, knowledge and previous success.
  • Skills include: Strategic Sourcing and Contracting in Indirect Procurement, Procurement operations, Change management, and eSourcing Technology.
  • 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.
  • Lead development and implementation of sourcing strategies for several Indirect spend categories
  • Interface with Finance, Bakery Leadership, and other stakeholders in pursuit of savings targets.
  • Negotiate supplier contracts.
  • Lead contracts and supplier implementations.
  • Drive adoption of Procurement Policies across the company.
  • Support bakeries with supply challenges.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Relevant experience in Indirects sourcing and procurement (a preference)
  • Excellent financial acumen
  • Demonstrated success using analytical skills, as well as written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to collaborative and work effectively across multiple units and with various 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 leading supplier negotiations
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, at and advanced level
  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA desirable.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally (Canada), up to 20%





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.