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Materials Analyst in Mattoon, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/12/2022

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    Mattoon, IL
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    1-3 years
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Job Description

Have 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!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

The Material Analyst is accountable for the supply of goods and services to the bakeries.  They need to provide strong leadership as a key point of contact between our plants and our suppliers.  The Material Analyst is responsible for ensuring optimal supply of approved ingredients and packaging for our bakeries.  This role works closely with plant operations, procurement and suppliers.  

Complete the MRP analysis/replenishment review of required stocking levels for ingredients and packaging in designated plants
Keep bakeries supplied with key materials.Execute release orders to approved suppliers based on existing purchasing contracts, track confirmations, follow up on orders and expedite shipments as necessary to maintain inventory levels within the guidelines.
Work closely with manufacturing and other cross functional partners across the business to identify and resolve issues and opportunities within material replenishment
Communication of key issues and risks within scope of control
Key contact person between bakeries and suppliers for all direct materials.
Maintain web-based inventory planning sheets on a weekly/daily schedule as specified by BBU
Execute release orders in Oracle and track confirmations to insure timely receipt of ingredients and packaging into bakeries
Manage packaging and ingredients transitions as a result of innovation, packaging re-design, promotional activity and product transfers
Obtain and update forecasts in inventory planning sheets to support new product introductions and promotional activity
Review, coordinate, and place release orders for all bulk ingredients at designated plants
Review monthly analysis of slow-moving inventory and take appropriate actions to reduce obsolescence
Build and maintain strong business-to-business relationships with key suppliers & internal stakeholders
Identify, research and implement cost-saving opportunities
Track and expedite incoming orders as needed to insure continued production at the plants.
Communicate risks and opportunities and escalate where required


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.  

Experience in purchasing, procurement, or customer service
Excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Excel, Oracle, and Outlook
Comfortable with change; adaptable
Team player able to work in a high volume, fast paced & time sensitive environment
Demonstrated ability to collaborate to solve issues
Travel to plants required on at least a quarterly basis

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. 
Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.
Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, phone etc.
Able to sit, stand, stoop and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.
Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on periodic basis.

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.


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