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Corporate Strategy Manager in Conshohocken, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 1/4/2022

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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.

As a member of the Corporate Strategy team, you will help shape BBU’s competitive strategy by managing and leading internal consulting projects.  The Manager, Corporate Strategy will work directly with Acelerada and the core BBU business to create value by solving the most important strategic questions across the organization, including:

  • Identifying new growth platforms, growth opportunities within business units, and across businesses – through the identification of attractive market spaces, determining what it takes to win, assessing competitive position and business models, and then helping the organization to align on the strategic direction and execution plan
  • Supporting the Business Segments and Business Units in developing strategies that drive above-market organic and inorganic growth, including driving key business turnarounds, working closely with leadership to manage cross-functional teams
  • Ensuring that the business strategies he/she/they develop clearly articulate the business choices, are well-defined, describe resource requirements and arrive at actionable insights
  • Identifying, synthesizing and communicating key trends across industries, segments, regions, and competitors
  • Leading talent management efforts within the Corporate Strategy team, including MBA university recruiting and employee development objectives
Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Working cross-functionally on strategy development that enables the organization to frame and make critical decisions to profitably grow and defend the business.  Help the organization to refine its “where to play” and “how to win” choices to drive growth, improve profitability, and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Lead joint Corporate and BU teams in solving complex business problems using a hands-on, hypothesis-driven approach:
  • Partner with Finance colleagues to understand the financial impact of strategic decisions.  Assist businesses to identify and develop plans to close performance gaps.
  • Lead projects to:
  • Support national scale, cross-functional transformational projects
  • Perform other job-related duties as needed
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% based on business demand.  Travel is typically infrequent.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or another advanced degree preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.  
  • 1-2+ years of cumulative business experience. 
  • Individual should be a strategy practitioner well versed in the theory and tools of strategy formulation as well as the practical implementation of strategy within a complex organization
  • Track record of dealing with strategic business issues including economics, industry structure, operations strategy, and finance
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle – with experience applying these skills in managing teams and leading projects in large, complex organizations

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•         Problem Solving, Analytics, Work Structure and Management, and Communications

o   Ability to independently structure and solve complex problems using a hypothesis-driven approach

o   Provide thought leadership to the team members

o   Proficient in creating value through the application of advanced data analytics

o   Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to synthesize and effectively communicate key messages

•         Thought leadership and business expertise

o   A strategy practitioner with a track record of problem solving

o   Deep expertise in one or more business strategy and/or operations strategy areas

o   Ability to design and/or apply strategy tools, frameworks, and processes

•         People and Teamwork

o   Collaboration, relationship building and influence skills

o   High cross-cultural awareness

o   A team player able to work with and through others with the ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

o   Being hands-on, staying connected to the ongoing strategy deployment and helping manage implementation when necessary

o   Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization

o   Intense business curiosity

o   Commitment to excellence, ensuring objectives are met and delivered on-time

Physical Demands:
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.