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Manager, Packaging Technology in Roanoke, VA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/12/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Roanoke, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
  • Date Posted:
    3/12/2020
  • Job ID:
    req15049

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.

Bimbo Bakehouse, a division of Grupo Bimbo, is the largest North American supplier of frozen, par-baked breads, rolls and bagels to the retail and food service channels. In our mission to nourish, delight and serve our world, we have an immediate opening for a Packaging Technology Manager.

KEY RESPONSBILITIES:

This position requires a highly motivated and results oriented individual with the keen ability to initiate and recommend packaging expertise and solutions to the Bimbo Bakehouse team. 

  • Bring new ideas and drive packaging innovation with a “Rapid Adaptor” mindset.  Identifying and monitoring new technological developments for applications in the packaging segment . 
  • Provide technical support and/or advice as needed or requested from other departments.
  • Support sourcing initiatives by qualifying and implementing new vendors. Dealing effectively and professionally with vendors to meet business objectives.
  • Harmonize and develop packaging specifications and leverage critical mass over like SKU’s.
  • Works in partnership with cross functional teams, Product Development, Marketing, Operations and Quality Assurance to provide packaging solutions for new and existing products.
  • Primary point of contact during packaging design.
  • Identifies and implements cost savings initiatives.
  • Troubleshoot with operations to provide support with potential packaging performance issues.
  • Proactively apply scientific knowledge and technical skills to business issues and opportunities, documenting and completing accurately.
  • Able to work in both a “hands-on” and /or direct as needed environment in order to make ideas and concepts into product reality.  Ability to support the scale-up, first production, and quality assurance practices of developed products through the commercialization process.
  • Frequent travel to bakery locations.  

Job Requirements

  • A degree - ideally packaging, or an engineering background.
  • 5+ years of experience in consumer packaged goods or food processing environment in a packaging technology role.
  • Good track record of delivering and driving projects.
  • Good knowledge of packaging manufacture and methods, packaging material use and the machine interface.
  • Knowledge of legislation and environmental aspects relating to food industry packaging standards.
  • Computer literate – CAPE or equivalent, report writing and technical data maintenance.
  • Good diagnostic skills, the ability to assimilate information quickly and aptitude for problem solving.
  • Highly organized with good prioritization skills, the ability to work to short deadlines with a strong attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated individual with good influencing skills.
  • Collaborative style with good communication skills.
  • Good project management skills - excellent ability to plan, organize and prioritize activity.
  • Good numerical ability and proficient in English.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Considerable travel between Canada and the US may be required.

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.