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EDI- Programmer Analyst at Bunzl

EDI- Programmer Analyst

Bunzl Morton Grove, IL (On Site) Full-Time


The EDI Programmer Analyst is required to:

  • Work in a collaborative, team environment to configure and develop supporting tools for new and existing EDI transactions and integrations.

  • Be involved in the discovery, analysis, construction, testing, implementation, configuration, communications set up, and maintenance of EDI transactions based on trading partner’s business and technical requirements.


  • Proficient with customer and vendor EDI integrations using XML, X12, EDIFACT and other formats

  • Proficient with customer and vendor integrations using AS2, HTTPS, SFTP, VAN and other communication protocols

  • Ability to configure/setup AS2 and FTP connections/mailboxes

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise with EDI Configuration, Data Mapping and communication set up.

  • Identify and communicate the root-cause of issues and resolutions to internal stakeholders; coordinate and implement corrective action

  • Understand the need for continuous improvement with the ability to discover, recommend, develop, and implement best practices that produce repeatable and predictable results.

  • Identify root-cause of issues and recommend solutions, define business impacts, and implement solutions that best support the Bunzl internal stakeholders and trading partners

  • Strong project management skills: ability to prioritize and coordinate diverse tasks

  • Work directly with trading partners to clarify business issues, identify technical solutions, and complete communication configuration.

  • Work with other application developers to modify existing interfaces as needed.

  • Completes activities related to the definition, design, and development of application software system projects.

  • Adheres to change control process and procedures.

  • Develop technical documentation to support development activities.

  • Provides regular communications to IT management on the status of application systems projects.

System Knowledge:

  • Experience with EDI translation software including Clarify/Extol EBI and Gentran

  • Experience with communication/MFT software including nuBridges, Trailblazer, and Liaison ECS

  • Experience with AS2, HTTPS, SFTP, VAN communication protocols

  • Background with IBM system i (AS/400)

  • Ability to read/modify CL & RPG programs

  • Agile, SDLC and change control processes.

  • Work product/solutions developed meet end user requirements, are documented, and implemented with no defects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in IT related study area or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years EDI experience

  • Developing and implementing X12 EDI distribution documents (including but not limited to 810, 820, 824, 845, 846, 850, 855, 856, 867, 875, 880, 894, 940, 945)

  • Understanding of data structures and data mapping

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office, O365

  • Must possess excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision

  • Distribution and Grocery Industry experience is a major plus – Order to Cash Process

  • Working knowledge of the Supply Chain Process is a plus

  • Team oriented and self-motivated – quickly be able to grasp complex concepts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, to listen and to collaborate to arrive with solutions that achieve a strategic advantage for both Bunzl and our trading partners

  • Experience with Windows and iSeries Platforms

  • Experience with Gentran and Cleo Clarify translation software

  • Experience with configuration and set up for: Trailblazer and ECS Managed File Transfer software

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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