Plant Manager

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Job Description: 

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of more than 21,000 U.S. associates operates 57 manufacturing locations in the United States. 13,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Sara Lee®, Entenmann's®, Thomas'®, Brownberry®, Boboli®, Oroweat®, Arnold®, Bimbo®, Francisco®, Freihofer's®, Heiners ®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Stroehmann®, and Tia Rosa® to over 75,000 retail establishments daily. BBU believes that valuing employees ensures the success of the company. We never compromise the quality of our products and we look for employees that will hold the same commitment to quality and service that we do. Our Mission: Delicious and Nutritious Baked Goods and Snacks in the Hands of All.  

Accountable for and coordinates all business operations within the bakery. Responsibilities include directing and supervising the manufacturing, engineering, safety, sanitation, shipping and receiving functions.  This individual also has a responsibility to ensure and maintain a food safe environment through compliance to all requirements of programs/policies for Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, Quality, Workplace Safety, IPM, OSHA, Environmental, and as may require by Plant, Company, Local, State and Federal mandates or programs.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Supports General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1.  Ensuring that General safety and Food Safety are absolute priorities by setting an example to others.
  • Ensures that Product Quality is an absolute priority by using plant teams, and outside resources.
  • Coordinates and directs the manufacturing activities of bakery operations to ensure that all financial and market area initiatives are met.
  • Directs production management to provide for the delivery of fresh products on a timely basis.  Assures that all products meet company quality standards.  Provides for receipt and storage of raw materials.  Assures that sanitation and maintenance procedures are developed and adhered to.
  • Develops, coordinates and monitors a reporting control system in order to ensure that all manufacturing and administrative efforts are working toward the attainment of market area goals and objectives and that no inappropriate risks are assumed.
  • Develops and implements short and long range cost reduction programs, labor efficiency improvements, and prepares studies and cost justification.
  • Develops and administers the Capital Expenditure program.
  • Supervises, trains and coaches manufacturing management to include responsibility for personnel and labor issues throughout the plant.
  • Key contact position at plant for policies, strategic initiatives, and issue resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.  Master’s Degree preferred. AIB certification preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted. 
  • Ten (10) or more years of hands-on management experience and direct manufacturing experience.  Extensive knowledge of bakery operations/processing/formulations is preferred.  Strong technical skills and working knowledge of bakery equipment. Knowledge of safety related issues including compliance with State, Federal and Local regulations. Demonstrated experience in building a strong management team. Computer Literate.
  • Progressive manufacturing experience, preferably in bakery/food operations.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made for those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job. 
  • Prefer Continuous Improvement Process experience.
  • Willing to relocate for career growth.
  • The ability to work closely in a team based environment with all associates.
  • The ability to analyze data and to develop intra-department teams to establish goals and make decisions for the bakery.
  • The ability to help all teams throughout the bakery to achieve their goals.
  • Key Competencies include:  People Oriented Leadership; Learning & Adopting Best practices; Results Achiever; Change Leadership; Strategic Thinking with Business Insight.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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