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Manager Food Service Sales in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 8/2/2022

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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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.


Position Summary:

As a Regional Sales Manager for Bimbo Bakehouse Foodservice; you will be accountable for the effective management of the foodservice business in the Central market covering approximately 14 states in the Central US.  The key objective of this position is to grow foodservice sales within foodservice distribution houses and regional operators, including, but not limited to:  Multi Unit Chains, Large Independent Operator Accounts, K12, C&U, CMO, US Foods, UniPro, Legacy, Sysco, and Independent Distribution houses while managing and achieving budget targets.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Achieving sales budget by selling foodservice bakery products into broad line distribution and operators.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of key customers and brokers in the territory. 
    • Currently (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, SD, ND, OH, WI and parts of Western PA.).
  • Management and Development of the broker network in the region.  
    • Currently this Region has 10 Brokerage houses.
  • Exceed sales targets and meets expectations of key accounts while maintaining strong relationships. 
  • Attend food shows, conduct broker trainings and customer business reviews.
  • Manages and negotiates pricing and trade spend with customers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Required Education and Work History:


A Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field is preferred.  A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

Ideal Candidate Will possess:


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with foodservice sales, broker network or distributor sales.
  • Strategic, independent, analytical thinker with the ability to make decisions and execute tactical plans. 

•         Must possess strong driven self-motivation skills.

  • Strong Presentation skills, excellent verbal and written skills. 
  • Excellent Follow Up skills.
  • Proven track record with growth. 
  • Ability to travel as needed up to 75% on occasion.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft office, Excel, PowerPoint experience. 
  • Independent worker.

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.