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Operations Co-Op in Alburtis, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/21/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Alburtis, PA
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    Less than 1 year
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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 East Business Unit Distribution Center Operations Co-Op program is a dynamic 6-month, paid, opportunity that affords students a remarkable experience to participate in fast-paced real-world projects designed to further develop strategic project management, analytical problem solving, and managerial leadership skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of functional areas within our brand new highly automated Distribution Center in Alburtis, Pennsylvania. The program will run between January and June of 2022.

This position will interact daily with our NECCO Transformation team as well as the Distribution Center internal departments during diagnostic, planning and implementation stages, while incorporating safety and quality/sanitation standards in a continuous improvement environment. Excellent two-way communication skills are required to support the needs of these departments & teams.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Daily Operations Support of the assigned areas and shifts (emphasis on Safety/Quality), data analysis, participate in daily meetings and assist/lead the development of action plans to address chronic issues
Perform data analysis to identify opportunities for cost savings and waste reduction.
Conduct process studies to discover opportunities for increased operational effectiveness and lead improvement efforts to eliminate chronic losses in the distribution center.
Prepare statistical analysis of process capability to implement improved controls.
Aid in design and execution of various projects (systems and floor).
Facilitate training for the supervisors.
Supports without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Defense Initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1
Assignments in this position will emphasize operation and system start up, analysis, process design, change management, project management and project execution. A successful candidate will be a results-oriented team player, have solid interpersonal skills, a hands-on approach and a strong commitment. He/She will be challenged with controlling warehouse costs and downtime, monitoring order fill and accuracy, and communicating with associates.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:
Must be willing to work various shifts in Operations and overtime as needed.
Must possess strong leadership, computer, and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.
Must be highly motivated and assertive with a strong commitment to success. Self-starter with “Can Do” attitude
Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a challenging and highly automated environment.

Education and Work History:
Currently pursuing or a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business

*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.