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Director of Logistics Distribution in Denver, CO at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/24/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Denver, CO
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  • Experience:
    5-7 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!

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.


The Director of Supply Chain Logistics is responsible for Supply Chain operations.  This role will work cross functionally with Co-packers, Transportation, Sales, and Manufacturing leaders.  As a member of the West Supply Chain team this person will help develop and implement Safety, Service, and Cost initiatives to build a resilient and agile Supply Chain.

Key Job Responsibilities:

 Directly responsible for the performance of the Denver Distribution Center including:

•        KPIs such as TRIR, order fill, order accuracy, OEE, inventory accuracy, cost per unit, on time seal, and on time delivery

•        Safety: pursuit of zero injuries through safety leadership, effective and sustainable implementation of the Bimbo safety management system resulting in a highly engaged safety culture

•        Food safety and quality including product control (FIFO) and traceability

•       Operational effectiveness: reliable, resilient, and low-cost operation by implementing management systems and a continuous improvement culture 

•        Creation of internal metrics and reports to understand performance and provide early insight into issues/opportunities

•       Maintenance: preventative and predictive maintenance programs, parts room management, skills development

•       Operations: implement manufacturing transformation practices such as Gemba walks, huddles, and root cause problem solving

•       Financial controls: work with Finance to implement robust inventory and expense controls

•       Labor management: partner with the Union to build a “win-win” relationship

•       Automation/systems enhancements: identification of functional improvements to make technology and systems more efficient and effective.

Perform as a key leader of the West area to deliver business results

•       Lead issue resolution: act as point person to resolve performance issues that may span the value chain for the area.

•        Partner cross functionally with peers in Production, Sales, Engineering, Human Relations / Labor Relations, Finance, Planning, Transportation and other departments in order to optimize the entire value chain in the Denver area. Areas of activity include: 

•       Optimize inventory policy: fine tune stocking levels/replenishment orders to optimize the balance between service and waste

•       Establish and refine parameters such as delivery windows, quantity tolerances, load building, etc. to facilitate high service, low cost, and high capacity utilization

•       Develop costs for specific activities/services that can be applied to provide more insight into true profitability

•       Ongoing daily S&OP coordination with both internal and external customers.

•       Improve operational visibility and support complexity reduction to improve cost and service improvement

•       Lead ideation/opportunity identification across functions

•       Provide functional leadership to bakery shipping to drive safety, service and cost initiatives in Denver and Commerce City bakeries.

•       Manage assets including capital investments, real estate, and supply chain equipment (trailers and product carriers) to both sustain and improve business performance

•       Drive Value Chain Productivity acting as point person to drive lowest landed cost to the customer location

Lead a diverse team focused on fully empowering Associates to deliver operational excellence

•       Build a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and professionalism, demonstrating active support of the Company’s beliefs and policies.

•        Leadership Structure that continues to develop self-sufficient teams that embrace change through associate engagement and continuous improvement initiative

•       Lead teams including: Customer service leads focused on increasing On-Time and In Full performance and supporting front line sales team; Maintenance and Engineering team focused on equipment reliability and ensuring operational performance; Operations team focused on daily fulfillment of customer orders and ensuring safe and efficient operations

•       Responsible for insuring alignment with DSD excellence at all levels within Distribution organization for sales area

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Results Orientation: Managers who demonstrate this ability are focused on improving business results.  The Director of Operations will be capable of introducing incremental improvements in the business practices, using analysis, or cost-benefits analysis, to establish new ways of doing things, thus improving performance. The Director of Operations will be able to define and examine key issues and alternatives, evaluating costs, risks and benefits for the organization.  Accountability and a sense of urgency are a must.
  • Change Leadership: Managers who demonstrate this ability improve the performance of the business by motivating associates to make changes.  The Director of Operations will be capable of mobilizing others to initiate change and orchestrate the pace and process of change, will be able to encourage others to look for opportunities for change, and act to influence various individuals internally and externally, giving them a specific role within the change effort.
  • Learning and Adopting Best Practices: Managers who demonstrate this ability are able to learn new approaches and concepts, identify and develop new ideas or best practices, and apply them to their business.  They also show the desire to learn (intellectual curiosity), seeking continuous self-improvement and growth within the organization.  The Director of Operations will be capable of implementing improvements based on benchmarks, use those productivity benchmarks from similar companies to measure the productivity of their own facility and to implement improvements to reach benchmark levels of efficiency.  A candidate who has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility and moved several times, either externally and/or internally, while continuing to be successful will be desirable.
  • Strategic Thinking with Business Insight:  Managers who demonstrate this ability understand the company’s competitive context.  They show a wish to learn about the business, possess analytical and conceptual abilities, and a capacity to formulate a plan that will impact the company in a positive way.  The Director of Operations will understand the business and as such be able to define his/her own plan within the general company strategy and communicate clearly to the team.
  • People Oriented Leadership:  Managers who demonstrate this ability focus on optimizing, developing, and improving work teams.  They are interested in people; in increasing their productive performance and ensuring their personal development.  They are Managers who achieve a balance between the productive and the humane, and at the highest level of competence, they succeed in inspiring others to be better.  The Director of Operations will be able to operate in a team based environment and by doing so will empower the team and delegate responsibilities, allowing the team to operate in an autonomous way which will allow the team members to carry out plans and goals agreed upon by themselves, ensuring ownership of decisions and promoting individual accountability.  

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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or related field.  A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible supply chain or manufacturing experience.
  • 4+ years of direct supervisory experience in manufacturing or distribution operations
  • Participative management style and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building a diverse, strong management team and promoting teamwork across all departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive sustainable change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally and deliver business results.
  • Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Labor relations experience.
  • Strong business acumen and working knowledge of continuous improvement, equipment design and installation, project management, and financial reporting.
  • Ability to analyze data using various operating systems and programs.
  • Experience with Oracle, SAP or other WMS and SCP platforms is preferred.


  • Salary Range $110,000 - $140,000
  •  Paid Time Off
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Benefits:

                    ° Healthcare

                    ° 401k  Company Match

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.