Innovation Analyst

Position Type


Travel Required

Yes after COVID restrictions


Lakeville, MA – All Remote at this point due to COVID, Flexibility in Location




6 months contract plus possible extension

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Pros2plan LLC, a Spinnaker Company, has immediate consulting/temp opening(s) for an Innovation Analyst for one of our Food & Beverage Clients

Location: Lakeville, MA – All Remote at this point due to COVID, Flexibility in Location

Duration:  6 months probably longer

Bill Rate: Open

Job Description:

SAP inventory & order management

  • Vendor, In-Store, marketing samples, charity/donation order entry in SAP

  • New customer SAP set-up

  • New vendor SAP set-up

  • Coordinate pack-out prep & planning for system fulfillments, PR & social media influencers, including preparation of FedEx labels (averaging 140 per month during COVID)

  • Work with credit on order releases and with accounting to apply payments from customers and Vendor

BOM creation and inventory reconciliation at IAN level for Lighthouse projects

  • Facilitate offline POs as needed independently or in coordination with material planning team

  • Monitor pre-shipment sample & testing requirements for line and product trials and facilitate as needed

  • Ensure MRP and required SAP settings are set-up and handled properly

“Co-pack” functions

  • Making sure scheduling lines are created and functioning properly

  • Ordering, shipping and receiving oversight for materials and ingredients for ongoing production

  • Post production at the appropriate location

Miscellaneous inventory

  • Inventory review with system to prompt & execute needed replenishment (STOs)

  • Monitor aging innovation inventory and take the lead on analyzing costs for donation and/or destruction

  • Execute STOs or sample orders as needed and provide details needed to Vendor for any POs for destruction through Parallel Products

  • Managing transportation and follow-up on offline shipments of sales samples or production trial product (non-commercial)

Driving efficiencies

  • Document processes and create job aides for current system work arounds

  • Facilitate the operation transition from innovation to base business as needed

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