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Senior Project Manager - Business Intelligence Systems in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/4/2021

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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.

Oversees multiple Project Managers in the delivery of complex projects and programs across organizational boundaries.  Project and program execution involves external vendors and suppliers, multiple areas of the business and global IT, and has a focus on enterprise-level Platform and End User Services across hundreds of sites distributed across the U.S. and Canada, and tens of thousands of end users.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong base knowledge of our business, organization, and strategy.

  • Works closely with peer PMO managers in the continuous development and expansion of the PMO Center of Excellence.

  • Directs the assignment, development, and performance of PMO project managers, who are responsible for the execution and delivery of each project within their portfolios.

  • Ensures all practices and policies of the PMO are followed, or modified if appropriate, and leads by example through use of the same.

  • Responsible for establishing and standardizing enterprise-wide project management practices.

  • Drive a culture of urgency and on-time, on-budget project delivery.

  • Drive close collaboration and partnership with peer PMO and IT managers.

  • Communicate with key stakeholders and executive management to secure continuous support and commitment.

  • Represent the organization to executive leadership, providing visibility on major initiatives

  • Proactively manage conflict and negotiate resolution.

  • Evaluate and analyze completed projects to identify areas of improvement and opportunity.

  • Ensure quality of projects delivered through constant monitoring, control, and audit of processes and procedures being used.

  • Ensure issues and risks are identified early, determine potential mitigation and contingency options, assign resources, communicate status, and track and manage to resolution.

  • Identify and communicate resource requirements to ensure projects are properly staffed with skilled associates, and work with functional managers to mitigate potential resource gaps and constraints.

  • Hire, educate, coach, and mentor team members and project managers in project management principles, processes, standards, and best practices.

  • Continues professional development for self and direct reports through educational opportunities, seminars, conferences, etc.

  • May directly serve as project manager to specific project efforts.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative or business discipline. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

  • Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional desired.

  • 7 + years IT experience.
  • 6+ years direct project management experience in technology, applications, or operations.
  • 6+ years infrastructure experience.
  • 6+ years platform and end user services infrastructure experience.
  • 5+ years leading and managing IT professionals.
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization structure.
  • Experience working in a distributed IT environment.
  • Experience managing external vendor relationships.
  • Experience managing outsourced vendor relationships.
  • Proficient with MS-Office, including Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio.
  • Proficient with PPM tools, including Planview PPM Pro.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Strong work ethic – ability to foster trusting relationships, demonstrate a sense of responsibility in job performance, show commitment to quality of work, exhibit discipline and dedication to complete work, and display a sense of teamwork and respect, enabling collaboration to meet goals.
  • Communication, listening and interpersonal skills (English, oral & written).
  • Flexibility - adaptation to the changing needs and priorities in the work environment.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, organize and solve issues and problems in a timely and effective manner.
  • Team approach / cooperation - work with others, and through others, in order to meet goals, accomplish work, and resolve problems.
  • Customer service oriented - understand and anticipate the needs of users.
  • Ability to identify and pursue new ideas, solutions, methods or opportunities to increase productivity and quality.
  • Effectively deal with change and resistance to change.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of IT architectures and business processes.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to develop and motivate high-performing teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communications (English).
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills.

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.


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.