Sr Analyst, Finance-Supply Chain Finance

ARYZTA Careers - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.2

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 26 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 position and employee will provide finance support to Planning, Sales, and Customer Teams – inventory life cycle management and IBP (Integrated Business Planning).

Overall Responsibilities

Project leader for at risk inventory short coded and excess inventory sales.
Coordinate sales efforts through the supply chain – Sales, Customer Service, and At Risk Sales team
Participate in presentations, negotiations, and sales meetings with key external and internal stakeholders and run regular meeting with qualified and approved partners.
Period reporting of sales results
OSMI reporting and reduction projects
Period and fiscal financial close support: journal entry creation, account reconciliation, and period reporting
Participation in annual budget and period forecast creation
Special projects supporting inventory life cycle, inventory supply chain, and inventory working capital optimization
Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of business operations by suggesting improvements or enhancements to business processes.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Project management skills
Interpersonal and communication skills are required for interacting effectively with cross functional team
Good organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
Detail oriented with statistical, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Some travel may be required

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
1 to 3 yrs of experience – one to three years’ experience or an MBA
Understanding of supply chain concepts and their financial impact (freight, inventory turns, cash flow and working capital)
Expertise in MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required

ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer(AA/EOE)