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Senior Manager Automation Implementation & Continuous Improvement in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

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    Horsham, PA
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    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!

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.

The future belongs to those who choose to shape it.  The Value Chain Automation and Transformation team at Bimbo Bakeries USA is a group of dedicated, creative, and driven individuals determined to build the future of BBU’s supply chain.  We’ll grant you the artistic license to draft new models for supplying our customers and consumers with the world’s best baked goods and snacks.  You will be responsible for ideating, testing, implementing, and refining industry disruptive practices that will dramatically improve service, reduce cost, and create new levels of job satisfaction for our associates.  This position will work across functions, engage with leaders at all levels of the organization, and offer unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Sr. Manager, Automation Project Implementation & Continuous Improvement

This transformation leader will play an essential role in transforming the way that BBU’s supply chain operates.  S/he will be lead a team of dedicated individuals tasked with deploying implementing edge technology, automation, and processes that will create the new supply chain operating model resulting in tremendous improvements in service, safety, and cost performance.  This position will also be tasked with collecting information from operations and developing analytical methods and processes to improve facilities and replicate results across multiple facilities.

This position demands a balance between technical, leadership, and ability to influence skills.

You must have a proven ability to consistently and positively contribute in a high-paced, changing work environment as well as the ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and projects and manage work time efficiently for you and your team across multiple facilities.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Automation Implementation Specialists
  • Ensure consistent discipline to established procedures and processes
  • Collaborate with internal customers to define key objectives and monitor team progress to ensure said objectives are on-track to be met
  • Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams
  • Identify business requirements for new processes and technologies
  • Train and evaluate others
  • Develop data and analytical tools that can be used to drive business improvements across multiple facilities
  • Coordinate Kaizen and continuous improvement activities


Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Effective communicator with the ability to articulate a vision and a compelling reason for change
  • Comfortable with driving change and interacting with all levels of leadership
  • Inspirational leader that promotes trust and collaboration in all encounters
  • Great listener, flexible, and open to directional changes based upon business needs and prioritization
  • Works well in a team environment, understanding that the obligation to the greater good is paramount
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and competing interests
  • Deals well in ambiguous situations or in environments when not all facts are available
  • Works to simplify and optimize processes to ensure quality execution
  • Has the capacity to innovate and respond to changing conditions along with the ability to balance structure & flexibility by planning for the known elements and preparing for change

•       Willingness to travel (up to 50%) & work flexible schedules, hours, etc.

Education & Work History:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, IT or similar relevant field
  • Experience:  Minimum 5 years as a Supply Chain Manager or similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Work experience in an organization using Agile or Scrum project management methods
  • Prior experience with enterprise planning and warehouse management tools (ex. Oracle, SAP) preferred
  • Six-Sigma or LEAN experience preferred
  • Prior experience with high turnover inventory-based operations
  • Understanding of industrial automation design, implementation, and management procedures
  • Prior experience working with tools such as Minitab, Visio, Oracle, Network modeling & simulation tools preferred

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.