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Director Engineering in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Horsham, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    More than 10 years
  • Date Posted:
    6/19/2022
  • Job ID:
    req28834

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.

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Position Summary:

The Project Engineering Director is responsible for leading Engineering associates on project management responsibilities and activities at BBU manufacturing facilities across the country. This position works together with Operations leaders to prioritize engineering projects and control CAPEX-budget as well as ensure compliance to corporate guidelines and standards.  This position is instrumental in engineering project execution to enable manufacturing facilities to accomplish efficiency and productivity goals. 

The Project Engineering Director works to create reliable business relationships with OEM vendors and other stakeholders withing the baking industry.  This position reports directly to the Vice President of Engineering and is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. This position has 3 or more direct reports.  

 

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

•       The Project Engineering is responsible to create Engineering standards and policies.

•       Works together with Corporate Staff Offices to align with corporate strategy.

•       Creates and/or updates equipment and facilities specifications.

•       Engineering project execution to enable manufacturing facilities to accomplish:

o   Waste reduction

o   Labor efficiency

o   Mechanization of routine-tasks

o   Production lines automation

o   Identifying, developing and implementing good engineering and operational practices

o   Implement projects to improve operational efficiency

•       Prioritize engineering projects and assign resources for project completion.

•       Control and track CAPEX-budget as well as ensure compliance to corporate guidelines.

•       The Project Engineering is responsible to create Engineering standards and policies and works together with Corporate Staff Offices to align with corporate strategy. Part of responsibility is to create or update equipment and utilities specifications.

•       Create reliable business relationships with OEM vendors and contractors.

•       Provide support to technical problems faced by bakery personnel in operations and maintenance.

•       Benchmark industry to capture opportunities for continues improvement.

•       Research, create, and/or develop engineering solutions to improve operational efficiency and productivity through the implementation of engineering projects when required.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•       Strong project management skills – both strategic and tactical is critical.

•       The ability to understand and navigate through a truly matrix environment.

•       Excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to interact effectively with senior leaders and peers. 

•       Leadership skills to involve, engage & develop engineering and maintenance associates.

•       Flexibility to navigate uncertain scenarios and ability to multi-task.

 

 

Education and Work History:

•       Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

•       10 years of professional experience on Engineering Project Management in a multi-site organization.

•       Experience leading a machinery maintenance/reliability organization.

•       Bakery expertise is a plus.

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.

 



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.