Supply Chain Data Analyst
Northbrook, IL 
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Job Description

Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it's now an international Group present in more than 100 countries.

A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready-to-use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how.

"The joy of food for a better life" is Barilla's purpose. Bringing people closer to the joy of good food and making quality the choice for a better life, from each individual to the planet. Because this is how we are nurturing the future, today. It's a commitment from field to fork, to bring to the world tasty, joyful and wholesome products, made with selected raw materials from responsible supply chains. Because what we eat today can change our tomorrow. Because good food is a joy for the present and a choice for a better future.

Introduction - Organizational Details:
Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit a Supply Chain Data Analyst - within Supply Chain in Northbrook, IL. The individual will report to the Production & Distribution Planning Sr. Manager.

Job Purpose: The Supply Chain Data Analyst will problem solve and begin to predict for improved efficiencies in the data integrity throughout Supply Chain interfaces for Planning, Customer Orders, SAP, and Transportation (APO, SAP, EDI, E2Open) working in conjunction with IT and in alignment with global processes.

Key Accountabilities:

1. Confirm orders flow through without error from customers on a daily basis to ensure proper order-to-cash (OTC) data flows using internal customer (EDI) system.
2. Communicate with customers and partners in identifying EDI data issues and ensuring the cleaning of any bad records.
3. Ensure proper data flows for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual planning cycles in APO tool and identify if trends occur for improvements.
4. Partner with IT on continuous improvement data projects to eliminate manual work, find efficiencies, and begin to use predictive models for data analysis.
5. Provide S.C. user support on Barilla America's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and interfaces. (technical super-user).
6. Support the implementation of upcoming software changes for Forecasting, Planning, and Order Book Management (e.g. SAP/APO, Manugistics, etc.).

7. Provide user support for other Supply Chain tools and systems.
8. Develop relationships with the category business teams and manage expectations through deep knowledge of business processes, strategies, and goals.
9. Maintain excellent working relationships and healthy partnerships with business partners and external vendors.
10. Proactively monitor interfaces between business systems and resolve any issues.
11. Facilitate periodic meetings with business partners for project updates and issue resolution.
12. Proactively identify, escalate, and help resolve issues as they arise.
13. Document Business Processes and SOP.
14. Assist in developing process improvements that can be translated by IT to be put into system improvements.
15. Work with the Business Units to define initiatives and guidelines for business process innovation as a fundamental step towards business change.

Education/Work Experience:

* Bachelor's degree (Supply Chain Management, BBA in Business Analytics or BBA in logistics and supply chain management) or specialized training
* Minimum 3 years of experience supporting Supply Chain data analysis, data flows and systems
* 3 years of SAP (ERP) support experience, APO preferred
* Attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot data integrity issues on business processes
* Experience using APO, EDI (Gentran preferred), and SAP (at least 1, multiple a plus)
* E2Open or Transportation software experience preferred
* Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to ensure end-user satisfaction
* Ability to be able to identify end-to-end processes and understand the effect of errors and changes on the overall downstream processes
* Technical/functional experience a plus
* Super user experience in supply chain and ERP systems
* Experience working for a CPG or manufacturing company a plus.
* Ability to travel domestically and internationally if needed, less than 5% travel

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to characteristics including, but not limited to, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, nationality, faith, religion, gender, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status, political opinions, health, or disability.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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