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Senior Materials Analyst in Watsontown, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/24/2022

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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:

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The Materials Analyst is responsible for balancing supply and demand for ingredients and packaging for bakeries in the BBU inbound supply chain. 
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
Complete the MRP analysis/replenishment review of required stocking levels for ingredients and packaging in designated plants. 

 
Execute release orders to approved suppliers based on existing purchasing contracts and blanket purchase orders, track confirmations, and expedite shipments as necessary to maintain inventory levels within the guidelines set by BBU 

POSITION DESCRIPTION; 

  • Maintain web-based inventory planning sheets on a weekly/daily schedule as specified by BBU 

  • Execute release orders in Oracle and track confirmations to insure timely receipt of ingredients and packaging into bakeries 

  • Manage packaging and ingredients transitions as a result of innovation, packaging re-design, promotional activity and product transfers 

  • Obtain and update forecasts in inventory planning sheets to support new product introductions and promotional activity 

  • Review, coordinate, and place release orders for all bulk ingredients at designated plants 

  • Review monthly analysis of slow moving inventory and take appropriate actions to reduce obsolescence 

  • Build and maintain strong business-to-business relationships with key suppliers & internal customers 

  • Identify, research and implement cost-saving opportunities 

  • Track and expedite incoming orders as needed to insure continued production at the plants.

Key Job Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain web-based inventory planning sheets on a weekly/daily schedule as specified by BBU 

  • Execute release orders in Oracle and track confirmations to insure timely receipt of ingredients and packaging into bakeries 

  • Manage packaging and ingredients transitions as a result of innovation, packaging re-design, promotional activity and product transfers 

  • Obtain and update forecasts in inventory planning sheets to support new product introductions and promotional activity 

  • Review, coordinate, and place release orders for all bulk ingredients at designated plants 

  • Review monthly analysis of slow-moving inventory and take appropriate actions to reduce obsolescence 

  • Build and maintain strong business-to-business relationships with key suppliers & internal customers 

  • Identify, research and implement cost-saving opportunities 

  • Track and expedite incoming orders as needed to insure continued production at the plants. 

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies: 

 

Education and Work History: 

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

  • Experience in purchasing, procurement, or customer service 

  • Excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Proficient in Excel, ERP software, and Outlook 

  • Team player able to work in a high volume, fast paced & time sensitive environment 

Physical Demands: 
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.  
Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.  
Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, fax, phone etc.  
Able to sit, stand, stoop and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.  
Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on periodic basis. 



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.