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Fleet Manager in Montebello, CA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
  • Date Posted:
    3/24/2020
  • Job ID:
    req15278

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 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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 Fleet Manager is responsible for the management and daily operation of specific garages in term of staff, maintenance, safety and third party vendors within a region, as well as responsibility for the implementation and achievement of Fleet operational programs and policies within the Southern California region.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing company owned vehicles, garages, and mechanics to provide a safe and dependable fleet of vehicles Responsible for ensuring and maintaining a safe environment through compliance of all Company, Local, State and Federal mandates or programs.
  • Create a Continuous Improvement environment by improving products, service, and processes with the objective to reduce waste within the Region while striving for efficiency and profitability.
  • Oversee mechanics that perform all mechanical repairs needed to all types of vehicles/equipment and to make proper decisions to make sure all vehicles/equipment are ready to safely operate when needed.
  • Knowledge on how to perform light and heavy duty repairs in order to coach and/or train mechanics.
  • Champion special projects to achieve budget and productivity goals.
  • Utilize Fleet tools and programs to manage to defined standards.
  • Complete and lead fleet audit compliance and correction within area of responsibility.
  • Manage preventive maintenance program compliance, maintain accurate records on all services and DOT /State inspections performed.
  • Complete incident reports and conduct full incident investigation to determine root cause.
  • Administration of Fleet department Safety programs within the region.
  • Review purchasing programs and manage parts inventory.
  • Acquire and maintain expertise in our fleet maintenance management software (FastFleet).
  • Assist in preparing annual budgets.
  • Oversee third party maintenance provider.

Job Requirements

  • Technical Degree in related field, Bachelor’s is preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.    
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Fleet or Transportation field
  • Knowledge of DOT and state inspection programs
  • Background in heavy vehicle repair along with 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills required
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively negotiate and influence others.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Computer skills and proficiency, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required.
  • Labor relations experience preferred
  • DOT / State inspection license preferred
  • Work requires the ability to read, write and communicate in English in order to understand work, safety instructions and comply with DOT
  • Must be able to do basic math calculations to count, verify, add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Travel Required:  50%

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all associates in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to respond effectively to direction if needed
  • Guides junior colleagues to set tasks and achieve objectives within project timeline
  • Accountable to lead entire projects having modest scope/impact or portions of projects having considerable scope/impact to business results
  • Ability to manage an advanced area of work
  • Ability to manage a moderately complex problem
  • Ability to exchange detailed information and communicate messages to reach consensus
  • Ability to manage a project budget.



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.