Specialist, Customer Service

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Specialist, Customer Service 


  • Chicago Cold - DSD


  • Customer Development – Field Sales



Key Accountabilities

Conduct regular telephone sales calls with current and former customers to drive new sales opportunities and increase customer retention rate.  Calls will be based on current list of customers provided by internal and external sources.  From time to time, individual will also be responsible for calling new customers to create sales opportunity to be followed by Field Sales organization for customer attainment.


  • Conduct telephonic sales calls with current and former customers as well as new operators to ARYZTA
  • Present and get buy-in from customers on promotional activities
  • Increase customer retention and satisfaction with regular contact and service survey
  • Track all call activities with notes to be communicated for follow up visits by brokers and field sales personnel
  • Create and track customer satisfaction survey and provide weekly update on success and failure of customer regain(s)
  • Provide support to field sales in execution of customer appreciation rebate drives
  • Work collaboratively with customer service, category management, customer marketing, customer finance and customer development team in performance of daily tasks
  • Be the Customer Champion within the organization


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree in communications or marketing
  • 1-4 years of experience working with customers and brands
  • 2 years of telesales experience
  • Mutli-lingual a plus;
  • Advanced Excel Skills, Microsoft Office, ERP systems (SAP a plus)
  • Periodic travel required for internal meetings; less than 10%





ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer(AA/EOE)

Full time
Chicago, IL 60654, US