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Buyer- Capital Procurement in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/4/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Horsham, PA
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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.

The Sourcing Buyer, Capital is directly responsible for providing procurement expertise and support for  capital projects throughout North America.  The key deliverable is working with key stakeholders to ensure suppliers provide the best price, quality and service to Bimbo.  In this role, the Sourcing Buyer, Capital will help drive the Capital sourcing and procurement strategy across North America ensuring key stakeholder alignment and successful agreement completion.  This position will also work in close collaboration with the Grupo Bimbo global procurement team providing value to not only BBU, but the entire GB global enterprise as directed.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Gain thorough understanding of business needs and promote alignment of key stakeholders around the category strategy – coordinate with project teams at a local/country level

  • Build partnerships and engage with key stakeholders to ensure Procurement’s early “seat at the table” (e.g., Operations, Engineering, etc.)

  • Participate in Capital planning sessions to thoroughly understand BU requirements & procurement support needs

  • With the Manager, Capital Sourcing, manage the local/regional CAPEX procurement activities throughout the entire sourcing and procurement process for projects within region

  • Manage designated supplier relationships

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of key metrics and maintain effective communication with all stakeholders

  • Develop and implement contracts that provide opportunities to increase reduce costs, minimize risks and provide opportunities

  • Track and report on opportunities and projects.  May include creating and presenting Power Point.

  • Create, issue and evaluate Request for Proposals (RFP).

  • Respond to internal ad-hoc requests as needed.

  • May involve 10-20% travel (post Covid)

Job Requirements

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

  • 5 years of experience in Procurement, preferably Capital or Indirect

  • Excellent computer skills such as Excel, Word, PPT, are required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented project management skills and timely follow-through to meet deadlines
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience in managing complex, high value supplier relationships

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Ability to establish project objectives, checkpoints and timelines to meet project tasks and expectations.
  • Ability to exchange complex information effectively to reach agreement in ambiguous or difficult negotiations.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities to the many ongoing projects.

  • Strong leadership & interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders

  • Persuasive ‘change agent’ capable of challenging conventional wisdom

  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate initiatives in a virtual team environment

  • High energy and passion for the category

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.

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.