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Manager Quality Food Safety in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

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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 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 Manager, Quality Food Safety builds the capability of co-manufacturers and GB foreign facilities to achieve the highest levels of food safety and quality on a sustainable basis.

Key Job Responsibilities:


  •  Provides training, tools, techniques, coaching, and mentoring to assure all co-manufacturers are fully capable of achieving Quality & Food Safety expectations.
  • Collaborates, as needed, to develop the Quality and Food Safety capabilities of co-manufacturers to enable them to drive towards zero Quality and Food Safety incidents.Works with BBU co-manufacturer management to establish specific accountabilities for co-manufacturers.
  • Develops systems and reports to monitor Quality & Food Safety KPI’s and drive improvements.
  • Performs data analysis trending reports for BBU co-manufacturers.
  • Supports co-manufacturers during implementation of new processes and policies such as GFSI, Scoring, TraceGains, Finished Product Testing, etc.
  • Conducts periodic audits and risk assessments of co-manufacturers.
  • Provide guidance, coaching and direction to co-manufacturers during quality failures, regulatory inspections, food safety incidents etc. to assure proper investigation, root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Participates in investigations to determine and address root causes during special situations, quality failures, regulatory inspections, vendor (ingredient & packaging) related incidents, etc to assure proper investigation, root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Promotes and supports the use of quality tools such as SPC, Kaizen, 5-S, Problem Solving, etc.
  • Oversees programs to reduce or eliminate consumer complaints in co-manufacturers (Quality and Food Safety).
  • Follows up on corrective action plans (BBU, customer complaints, consumer complaints and quality trends).
  • Assists BBU co-manufacturing management team and co-manufacturers in identifying and resolving quality issues.
  • Is aware of current food safety and quality issues through finished product scoring, bakery data and consumer complaints.
  • Is an active participant in BBU’s quality food safety policies and programs.
  • Manages the annual Co-Manufacturer Quality Food Safety National Meeting

BBU FSVP Importer:

  •  Works with BBU & GB Import group to determine manufacturing facilities and establish specific accountabilities and requirements for applicable GB foreign facilities.
  • Monitors required documents annually to assure compliance with FDA’s FSVP regulation.
  • Works with applicable GB FSVP Import facilities for approval to ship to the U.S.
  • Travel: 75%. Occasional weekend travel may be necessary.

Job Requirements

  • BS degree, in Food Science or related major preferred

  • Seven (7) years minimum experience in the food industry, with five (5) years in Food Safety, Sanitation Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, Total Quality and/or Food Industry Lab Analysis with at least 2 of those years in a management role.

  • Bakery operations management experience a plus.

  • HACCP and PCQI Certified

  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

  • Knowledgeable of federal and state regulations, 6 sigma, AIB and GFSI Standards.

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

  • Organized and detail oriented.

  • Comfortable working in a participative team environment.

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.