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Sales Center Lead Internship in Cleveland, OH at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/26/2022

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    Cleveland, OH
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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!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

Position Summary:

The Sales Center Lead Intern is responsible for supporting the execution of all shipping and sales center daily operations as well as activities that contribute to the creation of a world class sales center through continuous improvement. In conjunction with the OSL this position will oversee a team of hourly associates who will receive and ship products daily. The Sales Center Lead Intern will be responsible for interacting daily with hourly associates, lead persons, sales managers, and region managers.

 Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Support day to day shipping activities at the sales center to include the validation of inbound shipments, overages or shortages, and inventory.

•       Support effective communication to the supplying plants/DCs as well as the area managers regarding product inventory issues, product quality, shipping/delivery schedules, and equipment issues.

•       Support capability and accountability for meeting key performance targets; execute procedures and programs to increase productivity, effectiveness, and quality of work. 

•       Partner with OSL in the proper scheduling of shipping staff to appropriately manage labor hours against the needs of the business. 

•        Track, and measure the activities of hourly associates, focusing on improvements in fill rate, accuracy, and quality. 

•       Partner in hold sales center associates accountable for compliance to the product and equipment accountability procedures to reduce loss and waste as well as develop action plans to address any identified loss or waste.

•       Reinforce and support core competencies in sales center associates through training, coaching, mentoring, and consistent performance feedback.

•       Foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement to include the development of self, others, and work processes.

•       Support the recruiting and hiring process of sales shipping associates.

•       Support “Superior Quality Always” by maintaining and enforcing BBU Food Safety and internal audit standards to ensure a secure and food safe environment.

•       Aid and support in the Achievement of  the sales center safety goals; support safety awareness programsaccordingly to eliminate unsafe acts, reduce workplace injuries, and  Support local organization to achieve the goal of zero injuries and maintain and enforce BBU Food Safety and internal audit standards.

•       Perform special projects and assignments as requested by Leadership.

•       Additional duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•         Instruction is limited to operational direction to achieve specific objectives/outcomes.

•         Ability to establish project objectives, checkpoints and timelines and manage team members to meet project tasks and expectations.

•         Ability to implement programs for area of responsibility.

•         Ability to exchange complex information effectively to reach agreement in ambiguous or difficult situations.

•         Ability to effectively make decisions that are more tactical in nature with impact on one or two areas.


Education and Work History:

Completed Freshmen Year.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 6 months experience leading and influencing others.
  • A combination of training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral) skills and detail-oriented.
  •  Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. 

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.


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