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Process Improvement Manager – Supply Chain in Dallas, TX at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 12/23/2020

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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 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.

The Process Improvement Manager – Supply Chain will be a member of the Bimbo Bakeries USA Supply Chain Process Improvement Team which provides nationwide support for all supply chain operations. Team members work individually and in groups with local management teams to improve the supply chain operational efficiency of targeted distribution centers and plants. The team is also responsible for deploying supply chain technology and works closely with internal and external software/hardware development teams to develop the most efficient processes. Operational areas of focus include but are not limited to shipping, transportation, inventory management, materials handling equipment, staffing, network optimization, process automation and facility design. The person filling this role must be a highly motivated individual who leads with behaviors that encourage innovation, change, and teamwork.

This position will be remote with a large amount of travel (80%) and can be located near any major airport

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret operational data to create and implement lasting efficiency and/or quality improvement solutions.

  • Support new facility openings ensuring the most efficient layout and proven best practices are in place and followed.

  • Basic time study skills to evaluate alternatives and select the most efficient method of operation.

  • Deploy and train users on supply chain technology (i.e. Distrib from PCData, etc.)

  • Document, present and train on best practices.

  • Explore and recommend new technology and processes to improve supply chain efficiency

  • Work with 3rd party providers in outsourced BBU operations.

  • Meet with potential outside vendors, select vendor and direct them by providing a clear understanding of project objectives, limitations, and timelines.

  • Use project management principles for planning, scheduling, executing, and controlling all projects.

  • Work with local management to assist in the development of robust economically driven business cases and capital justifications.

  • Eliminate waste of labor and material through the training and enforcement of product accountability procedures.

  • Measure results and success rates of initiatives through use of Key performance indicators.

  • Meet or exceed established safety, service, cost, and productivity goals.

  • Contribute to and help maintain SOP’s and the identification of best practices.

Job Requirements

  • BS ME, IE, IT, or Logistics. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

  • 5 – 7 years of experience preferred.

  • Competent user of the MS Office Suite

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong communication/presentation skills to articulate recommendations for changes.

  • Ability to lead/contribute in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Innovative out-of-the-box thinking skills to drive transformational change.

Physical Demands:

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.

  • Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.

  • Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, fax, phone etc.

  • Able to sit, stand, stoop and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.

  • Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on periodic basis.

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.