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Plant Finance Manager in Phoenix, AZ at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 8/7/2022

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    Phoenix, AZ
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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!

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.


Position Summary:

 This position provides financial support to regional bakery operations (multiple facilities) bringing visibility to plant operating performance, ensuring the accuracy of business results and providing insights that drive key performance measures.  The role functions as a business partner and analytical/financial resource to the region manufacturing lead (actual title TBD) and all levels of bakery management.  Key analytics include performance management, forecasting and project analysis.  The position is also responsible for maintaining the control environment ensuring the integrity of key processes and proper management of assets.


Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Partners with all levels of plant management to gather, analyze and/or prepare financial reports, forecasts and similar ad-hoc analysis.

•       Oversees operational spending, fixed asset transactions and proper inventory measurement to ensure proper accounting for the period activity.

•       Responsible for the development of operational budgets, updating financial forecasts and identifying key drivers of performance.

•       Manages and contributes to the post-closing operational analysis in order to identify / evaluate variances and provides narratives on those variances. This would include EVA (variation analysis) reporting, departmental reviews, tracking to budgets and capturing revisions to key programs.

•       Partners with management to continually improve the total cost structure of the bakery operations which includes initiatives such as LEAN manufacturing, continuous improvement and waste elimination / productivity.

•       Identifies process improvement opportunities and leads projects that successfully improves processes.

•       Supports the development of CAPEX investments including business justification & financial impact. This would include proper accounting treatment and post completion audit.

•       Provides financial leadership in support of all strategic and business analysis.

•       Participates in plant leadership meetings and strategy sessions by using financial information to point towards opportunities and lend clarity to purpose.

•       Issues and reviews bakery KPI’s with plant management having the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement.

•       Ensures adherence to all financial and key business process controls and procedures and will be the lead contact / coordinator for all audit activities.

•       Leads and coordinates quarterly bakery operations reviews and reporting. Provides supporting financial materials to staff for presentation.

•       Participation and / or leadership of bakery safety and / or project teams.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:


Education and Work History:

•       Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance or related field

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

•       7+ years financial experience.

•       5+ years financial experience in a manufacturing/supply chain environment.

•       Normal weekly travel includes ~ 2 day trips out of office to support remote facilities with limited overnight requirement.

•       Must have in-depth knowledge of operational financial planning & analysis.

•       Working knowledge of MFG ERP systems, standard costing and procurement.

•       Proficient with MS Office and Excel power user. Knowledge of Oracle financials and other business intelligence/reporting tools.

•       Strong analytic skills with attention to detail.

•       Must be able to plan & accomplish goals with limited supervision.

•       Good communication skills; work well in teams.

•       Ability to relocate will provide for career growth.

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.