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Senior Plant Finance Manager in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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  • Experience:
    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.

The Senior Plant Finance Manager is responsible for the supporting the Bakery/Supply Chain leaders and support staff with operational performance information and analysis, and providing project management support for all Productivity initiatives.  This position has the fiduciary responsibility to ensure the compliance with all financial policies and procedures within the facilities / functions they support.


  • Analyze / quantify Material and Labor variances and causal drivers on a weekly basis, Fixed Cost monthly.

  • Review performance analysis findings with Bakery/Supply Chain leaders on a weekly basis.

  • Provide analytical support for monthly operational reporting packages.

  • Validate Physical Ingredient and Packaging Inventories and provide analysis on usage.

  • Support Annual Planning Process including updating Material and Labor Standards and Fixed Cost Budgets.

  • Support reconciliation of Units Produced vs Units Shipped.

  • Support development and approval of Capital Investment – AFEs.

  • Project management support for productivity initiatives.

  • Fixed Asset Inventory Reconciliation.

  • Support on site Internal Audit Reviews.

  • Interface with A/P on vendor issues and reconciliation of Match Exceptions.

  • Approve / process 1 over 1 invoices.

  • Support monthly closing process.

  • Additional duties/responsibilities as deemed necessary.

  • Ad hoc analysis as required.

Job Requirements

  • 5-7 years of experience in a Process Cost environment.

  • 4 year degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Self-starter and ability to work on own initiative

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication (written and oral) skills

  • Proficiency with Oracle GL / COGS Modules, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Travel may be required: 5%-10%

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.