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Continuous Improvement Lead in Houston, TX at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/4/2022

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    Houston, TX
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    1-3 years
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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!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.


The Continuous Improvement Lead will spend one year with the regional manufacturing transformation team supporting multiple bakeries. During transformation responsibilities will include projects to ensure bakeries are performing at the expected levels and utilizing all the standard tools while executing best practices. Training on tools and best practices will be required as well as the ability to travel as needed within the region.

At the end of the manufacturing transformation assignment, the Continuous Improvement Lead will transition to a Plant Supervisor role within Manufacturing, Quality Maintenance or Supply Chain in a location to be determined. Transformation Leadership and HR will support finding potential locations so the Continuous Improvement Lead can transition successfully. The Lead will be responsible for assisting with the activities of the Production Department and monitoring procedures and standards to achieve consistent high-quality products produced in an efficient manner. Position also provides leadership and develops the abilities of the line employees in the production department.

Lead has responsibility to ensure and maintain a food safe environment through compliance with all requirements in Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Quality, Workplace Safety, Process Management, Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Standards and polices/programs as may be required by Plant, Company, Local, State and/or Federal mandates or programs.


•       Supports General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1

•       Ensuring that General safety and Food Safety are absolute priorities by setting an example to others

•       Supervises, trains and coaches hourly lead and production associates

•       Coordinates workflow with all other departments as well as equipment repair with maintenance

•       Executes, maintains records for all phases of production relative to safety, food safety, key performance indicators, orders completion and personnel and/or labor related issues

•       Implements company and plant procedures and policies

•       Ensures that Product Quality is an absolute priority utilizing process control, WinSPC and standard scoring processes

•       Demonstrates a clear understanding of process control, the link to quality and the need to manage based on facts and data

•       Coordinates, maintains, and monitors production processes and procedures

•       May conduct in-house audits/checks and quality control checks

•       Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the Food Safety and Quality systems

•       Manages the production process (time, temperature, procedures)

•       Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring

•       Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the food safety and quality systems and other 3rd party audits


Job Requirements


•       Results achiever

•       Change leadership

•       People oriented leadership

•       Learning and adapting best practices

•       Lives by and promotes values


•       Bachelor’s Degree in any Engineering, Food Science or Baking Technology

•       The experience through the manufacturing transformation team will provide the supervisory experience for the Continuous Improvement Lead

•       Demonstrated acquired knowledge of bakery operations/processing/formulations and bakery equipment.

•       Demonstrated Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations

•       The ability to analyze data using all systems including WinSCP and ODI and work with other departments to establish goals and make the right decisions for the bakery

•       The ability to help all teams throughout the bakery to achieve their goals

•       Excellent communication skills in a labor environment, if applicable

•       Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a challenging environment

•       Must be willing to submit to a background screening and post offer drug test

•       Ability to connect with people across hierarchies and develop strong relationships

•       Must possess strong leadership, computer, and communication (verbal and written) skills

•       Ability to analyze data, multi task and problem solve in a fast paced challenging environment

•       The ability to help the transformation team throughout the bakery to achieve and sustain the desired goals

•       Ability to work a flexible schedule including off shifts and weekends

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.