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Supply Chain Analyst

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Bimbo Bakeries USA
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60684
Job Description

Supply Chain Analyst in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted:12/24/2021

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Chicago, IL

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Supply Chain

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Job DescriptionHave you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Supply Chain Analyst role is part of a new business unit at Bimbo Bakeries, USA to support the growth of the warehouse channel of distribution. This multi-faceted role is an integral part of the supply chain and will be responsible for customer and inbound order management, inventory reconciliation, and logistics planning.The scope of the role includes facilitating the order to cash process (i.e., invoicing and deductions) in addition to coordinating the manufacturing and distribution flow of inventory to customer through our 3PL distribution partners.

Key Job Responsibilities:Customer Order Management:Manages order processing and order life cycle (orders through EDI and direct from customer)Act as direct line of communication with customersCreates purchase orders in oracle and ensure all comply with SOP validationsDevelops the weekly production plan in accordance to customer forecasted demandFacilitates the distribution of customer purchase orders to 3PL and dedicated carrier baseVerifies the shipment confirmation of all weekly orders and confirms the accuracy for invoicingCommunicate with customers, 3PL and the management team to ensure necessary requirements are metMaintain and publish metrics to report and manage operational efficacyManage resolution of PO/AR discrepanciesAssist with customer logistics survey to monitor compliance and satisfactionTrack and manage proof of delivery documents to shared site for Accounts receivable processing

Inventory:Daily inventory management including receiving, inventory reconciliation, monthly inventory audit, inventory comparison with third party warehouse, and resolving inventory discrepanciesCoordinate with manufacturing the system release of inventory that triggers interplant transfers to 3PLCommunicate with warehouse, production plant, and sales team regarding current inventory on-hand and potential issues with sales ordersPerform system inventory movements that align with the orders allocated at 3PLAssist with the implementation of inventory controls and best practicesTroubleshoot, proactively track and trace and coordinate cycle counts as requiredMaintain inventory “health” reporting and communication

Supply Chain OperationsAct as the liaison between the production plant and corporate supply chainEngage the warehouse and transportation teams on daily matters as requiredEstablish weekly supply chain protocols and communication with all support streamsAddresses various internal and external customer concerns regarding shipments, status, services, and other needs including customer chargebacks/Off-invoice/credit memosUnder the direction of Manager, responsible for logging and following up with preferred carrier for damaged and lost product claims to ensure reimbursement is issuedWork cross-functionally with business unit leads, Sales Center/Route teams, and bakeries to streamline supply chain

Key Behavioral Competencies:Strong communication, both verbal and writtenDetail-oriented; highly organizedProblem-solving mentality

Job Requirements

Education and Work History:Bachelor’s degree required. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

Professional background:1 – 4 years of experience with inventory control in a warehouse environmentWorking knowledge of consumer, food manufacturing, 3PL and supply chainCustomer service experience

Technical background:Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, Advanced Excel)Microsoft Access and Power Point is preferredWorking knowledge of ERP (Oracle experience is a plus)Knowledge of shipping software (Oracle Transportation Management) is preferred

Physical Demands:The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

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