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Senior Operations Manager in Mattoon, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/14/2022

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    Mattoon, IL
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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!

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 is responsible for all activities that occur within the manufacturing facility in support of the Plant Manager/Director of Operations.  The Senior Operations Manager provides leadership for, and develops abilities of the management team to achieve consistent production of high quality products and deliver financial profitability for the bakery.

Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Oversee manufacturing operations for a commercial baking facility consisting of hourly associates and management staff.

•       Lead the achievement of a zero injury workplace. Insure compliance with FDA, EPA, OSHA, and HACCP regulation

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

•       Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan.

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

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•       Knowledge of the operations of all bakery departments: production, quality, food safety, maintenance, and materials management.

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

•       Ability to analyze data using various operating systems and programs.

•       Demonstrated experience building a strong leadership team.

•       Ability to work closely in a team-based environment with associates at all levels in the organization.

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

•       Labor relations experience.

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.


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