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Shipping Manager in Grand Rapids, MI at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 9/15/2022

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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!

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 Shipping Manager will have full accountability for the Shipping operations of the location.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage shipment status to meet on-time and accurate delivery requirements.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with collective bargaining unit and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the labor contract (if applicable).
  • Manage shipping costs to maintain budgets.
  • Schedule, assign and direct workforce.
  • Train, monitor and evaluate workforce. 
  • Create a culture of safety and teamwork in the department.
  • Ensure that employees are in compliance with all safety rules and GMPs.
  • Participate in and lead LEAN manufacturing activities as needed.
  • Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the SQF system.
  • Responsible for entering all data for related tracking programs.
  • Processing of payroll for all shipping employees using the Kronos System.
  • Review route accounting and follow up with DM and production on discrepancies.
  • 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 SQF system and other 3rd party audits.
  • Minimal travel required. 


Job Requirements

Education and Work History:

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

  • 5-7 years of shipping supervisory experience, preferably in the food industry.
  • Working knowledge of computers, including MS office applications.
  • Management experience in a union environment preferred (if applicable).
  • Willingness to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work without close supervision – position requires high energy and motivation and a strong desire to drive positive change.

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.


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