Procurement Manager

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like ®, ®, and ®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

This position will be responsible for leading Aspire Bakeries Procurement Capabilities (COE) area by driving best practices and adoption of best in class Procurement Systems. This role will be the technical owner and administrator of SAP Ariba’s Procure to Pay systems. The Manager drives compliance to the system and its business processes. Additionally, this role is responsible for analytics and reporting to drive adoption and improvements across Procurement and the Procure-to-Pay process.


  • Administer downstream Procurement Systems including, SAP SRM, SAP ECC, Ariba Procurement Modules ie.Catalog, RFX, Contracts.
  • Act as primary operational contact with IT and Ariba for Procurement owned systems to include system and technical issue investigation and resolution, system change management, and coordination of routine updates or other meetings.
  • Drive supplier onboarding, supplier catalog enablement, and configure catalog templates.
  • Develop, maintain, and conduct training for bakery buyers on downstream Procurement Systems.
  • Develop Procurement Systems reports, analyze and make recommendations based on data.
  • Review Procurement Systems adoption regularly and resolve roadblocks.
  • Develop and maintain governance documents and programs for Procurement owned systems.
  • Plan, manage, and execute varied Ariba software configuration, customization, or solution development projects.
  • Enhance, develop, and configure system functionality, workflows, UI, Catalogs, and technical connectivity to support the comprehensive Procure-to-Pay Lifecycle.
  • Act as Bakery Buyers help desk support by managing email to answer questions from buyers.
  • This role must have a deep knowledge of SAP ECC and how it interacts with Ariba downstream procurement systems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Supply Chain, Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • 1-3 years of Ariba and SAP Procurement Systems experience
  • Superior Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint skills
  • Ariba Procurement Catalog experience
  • Solid communication, problem-solving, and research abilities are necessary
  • Ability to succeed under time constraints
  • Superior critical thinking skills and ability to structure analyses to solve poorly defined problems
  • Establish personal credibility and build positive working relationships both internally and externally
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

Salary Range: $80,000 – $115,000

Aspire Bakeries LLC values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. The final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to location, shift, education, skill, and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed In this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Aspire Bakeries 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.

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