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Supply Chain Transformation Project Manager in Elkridge, MD at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 8/11/2022

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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:


Responsible for leading and supporting transformation projects for the East Supply Chain.  Manager Supply Chain is a member of the East Business Unit Supply Chain Transformation team and works cross functionally with East BU, BBU and GB teams to implement highly complex projects.

Key Job Responsibilities:

•       Lead specific elements of the productivity agenda for the East Supply Chain including projects such as facility startup/commissioning and shutdown, transportation optimization, new market initiatives, and process improvement.

•       Work with Supply Chain Technology, Commercial, Real Estate, Engineering, and other cross-functional stakeholders to develop and execute Capital Projects

•       Serve as liaison with finance team for project management and justification.  Coordinate ongoing weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial performance for the region.

•       Development of project plans, budgets and Capital requests.

•       Work with East BU team members to build implementation plans for complex projects.

•       Request for proposal development and subsequent vendor selection.

•       Vendor/Construction management including change control.

•       Installation including troubleshooting and training.

•       Partner with BU Distribution and Manufacturing Leadership to plan and implement safety, service and cost programs that deliver world class results

•       Work as a member of the East Supply Chain team leading and optimizing East DC’s and integrating software and hardware through the Supply Chain

•       Partner with Transport managers and 3PLs to reduce complexities and cost while increasing service levels in the transportation network

•       Help support service infrastructure in East DC foot print that will enable growth/freshness/unsold deliverables and help break down silos across the new East organization

•       Work with Dir Sourcing, Plant Managers, and S&OP team to optimize production and co-packer execution

•       Support Supply Chain Leadership Structure that continues to develop self-sufficient teams that embrace change through associate engagement and continuous improvement initiatives


Job Requirements


•       Ability to build strong business relationships and collaborate cross-functionally.

•       Ability to lead and coach special projects while meeting specific timelines and objectives.

•       Ability to establish objectives, ownership of work, and accountability for results.

•       Ability to comprehend and communicate complex information effectively to gain alignment.

•       Ability to make strategic business decisions impacting short and long term.

•       Ability to manage and influence P&L results.

•       Ability to cultivate talent through coaching.


Education and Work History:

•     Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or related field.

•     At least 7 years of related and varied experience in both managing supply chain and/or manufacturing operations, and project management

•       A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted (under education and experience)

•       Experience developing and implementing complex solutions

•       Completing cost/P&L analyses

•       Preparing business cases; applying activity-based costing as well as cost allocation methodologies; using output from statistical, simulation, and optimization tools

•       Leading cross functional projects including alignment of stakeholders, applying common project management tools, and managing outside suppliers.

•       Facilitating problem solving using variety of methodologies

•       Applying methodologies to understand, anticipate, mitigate risk

•  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization.

•  Experience using tools and software such as MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

•  Ability to travel, visit facilities/sales centers/distribution centers within the business unit.

•  Strong analytic skills with attention to detail.

•  Must be able to plan & accomplish goals with limited supervision.

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.

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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