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Warehouse Management Systems Specialist in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 10/2/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
  • Date Posted:
    10/2/2022
  • Job ID:
    req30495

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:

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The WMS Specialist will support the WMS Manager on the solution design and deployment of Oracle’s Cloud-based Warehouse Management System (WMS) across the BBU bakery and DC operations.

This position will work with stakeholders on requirements gathering, design a suitable solution under Grupo Bimbo’s global model, documenting and communicating progress and change requests related to the project.  This position will become an expert of the system to train key users and provide guidance on system configuration, process and layout design throughout the various implementations.  Right after each go-live, the WMS Specialist will provide hypercare support to ensure no disruption to our operations and a smooth transition to the IT Helpdesk.

Once the system is fully implemented across BBU, the WMS Specialist will become part of the WMS COE (Center of Excellence) to help identify system enhancements, validate new versions and support any future implementation.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

•         Fulfill role of WMS knowledge expert for warehouse management system implementation through all project phases from requirements gathering/analysis through go-live support and hypercare.

•         Assist with the gathering and analysis of customer and operational requirements and partner with shipping and DC operations management to translate these requirements into a solution design.

•         Participate in integration meetings with technical teams to help determine specifications relative to integration mapping and product configuration.

•         Assist in the development of test plans, data, and cycles to ensure that all requirements identified in the requirements gathering phase will be validated.

•         Provide guidance, and training/knowledge transfer to a team of supporting implementation resources to ensure stability of the project during and after initial deployment.

•         Participate in on-site implementation and customer interaction to ensure delivery of business requirements.

•         Ensure that appropriate tools/processes are leveraged and effective communication and support is provided throughout the process.

•         Document any new applicable functional requirements as necessary for enhancements to core products to meet scope of proposed solution.

•         Create and update training materials as needed.

•         Train and mentor team associates on solutions and best practice in support of implementations and continuous improvement.

•         Help define, monitor and analyze WMS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

•         Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Key Job Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehousing, Logistics, Business or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE

•         Seven (7) or more years of experience in warehousing operations or warehousing systems implementation.

•         Two (2) to Four (4) years’ experience utilizing a major WMS platform; Oracle preferred.

•         GUI or Web Design configuration experience is helpful.

•         Exposure and knowledge of all facets of Supply Chain operations.

•         Knowledge of FDA and OSHA regulations is helpful.

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

•         Well organized and able to manage multiple projects and priorities.

•         Excellent computer skills.

•         Ability to work effectively with multifunctional teams.

•         Strong Communication skills (written & verbal).

•         Bi-lingual (Spanish and English 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.