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Director of Logistics in Zanesville, OH at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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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.

Bimbo QSR is 2,100 Associates Strong and is a Global Bakery Leader.  We proudly supply restaurant chains around the world with high quality buns and artisan rolls from our 37 high-speed bakeries located in more than 21 countries.  Bimbo QSR is looking for a full-time Director of Logistics to manage the company’s expanding frozen distribution system.  This position reports to the Vice President of Global Logistics and will be based in Zanesville, Ohio.


Job Summary: To direct and oversee all activities of the transportation delivery system (direct and 3PL’s) including, customer service, inventory/replenishment management, delivery and budget performance.  Ensures the timely forecasting and delivery of proper quantity/quality products to customers.  Oversees Transportation system with a focus on excellent customer service.  Coordinates all activities (orders amount, shipping dates with all outside customers) to maintain proper supply of product.  Oversees all transportation maintenance in compliance Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and operation of company owned freezers.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures timely delivery of quality products to customers efficiently and cost effective.  Analyzes daily bun usage and sales trends/reports to forecast product quantities needed ten to twenty days in advance.

  • Oversees the timely departure of shipments and the recording of all inbound shipments.  Ensures an adequate supply of empty bun trays to meet production and shipping needs.

  • Ensures the fulfilment of all leases, contracts and agreements by transportation vendors; oversees the proper accounting of related invoices.  Works collaboratively with VP creating new billing zones and correct pricing for outside sales and extended sales opportunities.

  • Identify concepts designed to lead cost reduction and value improvement activity, continuous improvement by identifying ways to streamline processes and reduce waste.

  • Lead, manage and develop a team of direct reports.

  • Ensures DOT compliance in all regards.

  • Maintain software and develop new software with assistance of IT for the BQSR and payroll system.  Oversees all forecasting and invoicing of all customers.  Handles nonpayment issues to resolution.

  • Maintain operational integrity, open communication channels and resolve issues effectively.

  • •Oversees and maintains transportation budgeting including fuel surcharges and price increases.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or related field required.

  • 10 plus years of logistic experience as terminal manager or dispatcher with direct reports in Transportation industry.

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

  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local transportation regulations and laws, DOT drug alcohol detection requirements, commercial driver licensing requirements

  • Knowledge of SAP software utilized in logistics and forecasting.

  • Strong planning and organization skills.

  • Strong communication, team building, management and negotiation skills

  • Strong knowledge/understanding of different aspects of food manufacturing

  • Strategic thinking ability, strong analytical capability and project management skills.

  • MS Office, strong excel skills.


  • Regularly sit, stand and walk.

  • Lift or carry up to 25lbs

  • Up to 25% travel

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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