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Supervisor Procurement in Horsham, PA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 8/6/2022

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    Horsham, PA
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    3-5 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 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.


Position Summary:

This position is eligible to work remote.

The Material Supply Supervisor is responsible for supervising and managing supply of packaging and ingredients needed to ensure bakeries are prepared for routine production and to meet special projects or promotions.  The key deliverable is overseeing supply of ingredients and packaging, into and out of BBU bakeries in across North America while working with key internal and external stakeholders to support production goals.  In this role, the Material Supply Supervisor will drive efficiencies in the ordering process and present opportunities to streamline in-place procedures.  This position acts as liaison between the Material Analysts and internal and external stakeholders. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

▪       Gain thorough understanding of business needs and promote alignment of key stakeholders regarding direct material needs – coordinate with project teams at a local/country level

▪       Build partnerships and engage with key stakeholders to ensure Procurement’s early “seat at the table” (e.g., Operations, Marketing, etc.)

▪       With the Manager, review slow-moving items and allocate high risk direct materials to mitigate the business’ risk of obsolesces and stock out

▪       With the Manager, communicate projects to the Material Analysts, and is responsible for ensuring replenishment of new ingredients or packaging to the bakeries for testing or new launches

▪       Identify, research, and implement cost-savings opportunities in transportation

▪       Ensure accurate and timely reporting of key metrics and maintain effective communication with all stakeholders

▪       Supervise the MRP analysis/replenishment of required stocking levels for ingredients and packaging in designated plants across the United States.

▪       Develop and implement processes that provide opportunities to minimize risks and streamline current processes.

▪       Track and report on opportunities and projects.  May include creating and presenting in Power Point, Excel, and/or Word formats.

▪       Respond to internal ad-hoc requests as needed

▪       May involve 10-20% travel (post Covid)

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Ability to establish project objectives, checkpoints and timelines to meet project tasks and expectations.
  • Ability to exchange complex information effectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities to the many ongoing projects. 
  • Strong leadership & interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with senior stakeholders
  • Persuasive ‘change agent’ capable of challenging conventional wisdom
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate initiatives in a virtual team environment
  • High energy and passion for the category


Education and Work History:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Supply Chain preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.  

  • 5 years of experience in Procurement, preferably direct material and supply chain
  • Excellent computer skills such as Excel, Word, PPT, are required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented project management skills and timely follow-through to meet deadlines
  • Strong negotiation skills

•         Experience in managing complex supplier relationships

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

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.