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Production Manager in Hazleton, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/12/2022

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    Hazleton, PA
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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:


Coordinates the activities of the Production Department and monitors procedures and standards to achieve consistent high-quality products produced in an efficient manner.  Provides leadership for, and develops the abilities of, production management personnel in the Production Department. Responsible for ensuring the best quality products, excellent customer service by maintaining regular quality audits (American Institute of Baking), good manufacturing practices, compliance with federal/state/local regulations (FDA, OSHA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, etc.), HACCP, meet or exceed Global Food Safety Standards (BRC), environmental compliance.

Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Supports General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1.  Ensuring that General safety and Food Safety are absolute priorities by setting an example to others.

•       Lead the achievement of a zero injury workplace by ensuring safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations on environmental, health and safety issues.

•       Ensures that Product Quality is an absolute priority by utilizing Integrated Process Management (IPM), plant teams, and outside resources.

•       Clearly understands structure of teams, acts as a resource and ensures that the Integrated Process Management structure is maintained and that facts and data are used in all decisions related to product quality, cost savings improvements, etc.

•       Develops, implements and manages all production procedures to ensure all plant goals are met.

•       Supervises, trains and coaches manufacturing management to include responsibility for personnel and labor issues throughout the plant.

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

•       Understand, coach and teach the principles of the BBU Manufacturing Transformation, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.

•       Responsible for achieving budgets for capital investments, pan glazing, downtime, and damages.

•       Maintains records for all phases of production relative to the quality of the product, including plant formulation records, and those records necessary for auditing purposes to include order completion and scheduling of holiday production.

•       Analyzes results of bakery operations, determines variances from standard, and takes corrective action as needed.

•       Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the Food Safety and Quality systems.

•       Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.

•       Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the food safety and quality systems and other 3rd party audits.

•       Conduct performance appraisals of the management team and recommends and/or implements appropriate training programs to address developmental needs.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•       Familiarity with the operations of all plant departments: production, quality, maintenance, materials management, and food safety.

•       Demonstrated track record of leading the improvement of operations while delivering day to day performance.

•       Computer literate.  The ability to analyze data using various operating systems and programs.

•       Demonstrated experience building a strong leadership team.

•       The ability to work closely in a team based environment with all associates.

•       Knowledge of commonly used process control and improvement tools.

•       Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.

•       Labor Relations experience


Education and Work History:

•       Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.  A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 

•       5-7 years of hands-on management experience and direct manufacturing experience with a consumer baked goods company. 

•       Extensive knowledge of bakery operations/processing/formulations.

•       Strong technical skills and working knowledge of bakery equipment.

•       Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.

•       Computer Literate.

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.