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Production Manager in Mattoon, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/20/2020

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    Mattoon, 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 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.

Directs and manages all aspects of the Production Department to produce quality products at the lowest possible cost,  meeting sales and production schedule requirements, all while having a significant focus on associate safety.


  • Responsible for all aspects of production and achieving key performance measurements related to personnel safety, quality and food safety, service, and cost.
  • Directly responsible for product quality, new process development, costing and cost management
  • Develops, implements and manages all production procedures to ensure all plant goals are met.
  • Perform data analysis to identify opportunities for cost savings, waste reduction and improved quality.
  • Analyzes results of bakery operations, determines variances from standard, and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Provide coaching/feedback for supervisors/front-line managers and associates to drive change and improve the site’s culture and performance.
  • Supervises, trains and coaches manufacturing management to include responsibility for personnel and labor issues throughout the plant.   Mentors and coaches line associates to engage and empower them.
  • Sets goals and implements strategies for continuous improvements in quality, processes and waste.
  • Execute process improvements and builds a culture of continuous improvement and standardization.
  • Provide assistance in design and execution of various projects (systems and floor).
  • Extend capabilities to meet the needs of a changing market.
  • Build a bakery whose associates are customer focused, flexible and have a strong business acumen.Ensure compliance to all relevant regulations.
  • Develop partnership with Sales Team to drive Superior Quality Always
  • Takes appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the SQF system.
  • Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.
  • Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF system and other 3rd party audits.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.  A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • 5 plus years of increasingly responsible manufacturing experience, at least 2 of which must be in the food industry.
  • 4+ plus years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with the operations of all plant departments: production, quality, maintenance, materials management, and food safety.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading the improvement of operations while delivering day to day performance.
  • Computer literate.  The ability to analyze data using various operating systems and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience building a strong leadership team.
  • The ability to work closely in a team based environment with all associates.
  • Knowledge of commonly used process control and improvement tools.
  • Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
  • Labor Relations experience

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.


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