Sr. Analyst, Transportation at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Sr. Analyst, TransportationPosition Summary

Position Summary

Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.


Job Location:

Chicago, IL (Old Post Office)

Want to Make an Impact?

The Sr. Analyst, Transportation analyzes needs and develops user requirements across the entire spectrum of logistics functions, models problems/solutions, assesses cost/performance impacts of solutions, defines processes and practices to align with policy, and implements optimization strategies.

Experiences That Will Support Your Success

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Assist with the development and monitoring of benchmarks for the performance of Ferrara's 3PL Distribution Centers as related to OS&D metrics.

  • Learn the use of multiple reporting tools within SAP and individual sites' warehouse management systems for data collection and issue investigation.

  • Contribute to cross functional internal project teams for the implementation of system and process improvements across our supply chain.

  • Collaborate with our Customer Service, Sales, VMI, and finance teams to understand the unique needs, service levels, and penalty structures of our different major customers and analyze the best opportunities to drive improvement.

  • Manage risk analysis for logistics requirements and drive the development of action alternatives.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills That Will Make You Successful

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, STEM, or combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 3 years' of experience in key supply chain areas such as, but not limited to, inventory control, transportation, warehousing, and order management.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint

  • WM experience, preferably in JDA Blue Yonder or SAP WM

  • Experience in SAP or similar ERP software

  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong experience in MS Office suite particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Tableau Dashboard building experience a plus

  • Ability to thoughtfully prioritize and manage multiple objectives in an efficient and effective manner

  • Customer focused, dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

  • Flexibility working and adapting in a growing organization with frequent changes

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group. Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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