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Administrative Assistant in Pittston, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/5/2022

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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.



Position Summary:

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The Administrative Assistant provides support and services to the Distribution Manager and other Management Staff. The job duties include, but are not limited to:  calendar management, scheduling and planning of events and meetings, fielding and responding to general questions from the organization.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for distribution center reception process: visitor entry, visitor log maintenance and visitor coordination to destination, etc.
  • Interface with various internal and external vendors, departments, visitors, staff, etc.
  • Provide direct support for Distribution Manager and other Department Managers.
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support including answering phones, filing, preparation of mailings, communication, presentations, ordering supplies, coding and paying invoices, etc. as needed.
  • Arrange and set up meetings, including logistics, supplies and meals
  • Provide backup support for Payroll adjustments
  • Post weekly schedules
  • Administer Safety Shoe order / process
  • Administer donation requests
  • Assembling and analyzing information and data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Preparing reports, manuals, agenda, correspondences and memoranda.
  • Answering mail and inquiries on own initiative, following up with other departments to ensure that requests are carried out.
  • Assist Distribution Manager and Human Relations Manager in administering programs, projects and processes specific to the operating unit.
  • Promotes a strong teamwork environment. Flexibility and ability to multi-task are key as Associate is expected to have the ability to work in a variety of positions.
  • Actively practices good safety procedures; has the ability to understand and follow established safety procedures.
  • Provide support in areas such as recruitment and staffing.
  • Process a variety of confidential forms, may process enrollment, and pay changes, informational and other pre-employment screening information.
  • Assists in maintaining personnel records.
  • Ensures the completion of  Payroll Authorization forms for all relevant changes and forwards them to the Human Relations Manager
  • Forward address changes, direct deposit forms, etc., to appropriate departments
  • Perform data entry into various software systems and other changes as needed.
  • All Postings – plant & corporate
  • Manage Cintas uniforms
  • Manage Door Security System
  • Coffee & Vending machines & stock lunchroom w/forks & spoons
  • Keep all computer files updated – addresses, phone lists, etc.
  • Other administrative support duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Education and Work History:

•       High school diploma is required, but a BS or AS degree is preferred.

•       Minimum 6+ years of administrative experience

•       A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted

•       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

•       Ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization

•       Ability to organize and plan meetings at all levels and all aspects

•       Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality

•       Ability to work independently and with minimum direction

•       Must be able to multi-task and prioritize needs of multiple individuals to ensure needs of all team members supported are met in a timely fashion

•       Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.