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Program Manager in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

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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.

This position can be remote and is flexible to be located near any major airport

The Program Manager is responsible for the management of significant, strategic, multi-disciplinary projects that require a broad knowledge of business functions. The Program Manager supports the organization by: understanding objectives as they relate to both business and integration program goals; working with functional and project leaders to ensure that work plans align with business objectives, are well developed, well understood and well executed; mentor and assist project leaders with project schedules, maintenance, and delivery of high quality output. This role is focused on strategic project execution and achieving business results and is not IT specific.

Key Job Responsibilities:

•      Take ownership of all aspects of project management.

•      Ability to lead large, cross functional teams with broad business experience.

•      Work closely with the steering committee to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is well understood.

•      Lead meetings and working sessions with stakeholders, SME’s, and senior leaders to assist with: developing the business case; developing project plans using appropriate tools, identifying key deliverables and timelines; identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path items; taking action to troubleshoot problem areas.

•      Develop task and milestone level project plans to execute against strategic goals and vision.

•      Regularly analyze and report the progress of programs to leadership via executive level.

•      Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•      Act as change agents across the organization to influence behavior and challenge the status quo

•      Demonstrated project management skills and ability to deliver results.

•      Drive cross-functional team deliverables, setting and administering schedules and managing projects.

•      Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

•      Act as liaison between steering committee, project teams and functional / technical resources.

•      Strong peripheral vision with the ability to see the big picture and to deal with ambiguity.

•      Outstanding analytical, conceptual and implementation skills; initiative, persuasiveness and a strong team spirit.

•      Excellent communication skills with ability to interact at all levels of the organization.

•      Motivated self-starter able to operate on multiple, confidential, diverse fronts simultaneously with careful attention to detail.

•      Works under limited direction and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

•      Must have intellectual curiosity and a willingness to delve into problems to understand root cause.

•      Strong understanding of business processes (accounting, finance, manufacturing, supply chain etc.)

•      Business analysis – process design (current vs. future state)


Education and Work History:

•      Bachelor's level degree required; Master’s level degree preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

•      Experience working in waterfall, iterative and agile development environments.

•      Strong experience using Microsoft products including Excel, PowerPoint, Projects, Visio.


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.