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Director, Supply Chain Strategy

Bimbo Bakeries USA | Chicago IL 60827 USA | Full Time | Posted: 09/17/2021

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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.

The Director of Supply Chain Strategy is responsible for the successful execution of manufacturing and distribution transformation projects within the Central Business Unit.  The incumbent will work closely with line management across the Business Unit, BBU and GB functional support, and other project teams to develop business cases, detailed project plans and risk mitigation strategies and to execute projects that achieve all business objectives.                                                                                                                          

This role works on high impact, complex and confidential projects.   The role works directly with senior management and interacts across all major corporate and operational functions.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  •  Distribution Centers:  responsible for implementation of new DC network across the Central which may include new construction, long term leases, automation, freeze/thaw. Scope includes successful start-up and commissioning and attainment of all safety, service, and cost objectives.
  • Sales Center Reconfiguration: work with the Director, Sales Strategy to determine the optimal Sales Center footprint and coordinate with Real Estate and Sales Operations to develop and execute a migration plan. Scope includes attainment of cost objectives
  • Portfolio Optimization: work across both the Business Unit and BBU to develop the optimal product portfolio (across all product categories and both self-manufactured and co-packed items) and then develop and execute an implementation plan. Scope includes profitability analysis, working with Sales to mitigate any volume loss, and working with other project teams to align product portfolio with objectives such as service, inventory, etc.
  • Transportation Optimization: as the new network develops, optimize transportation both through design and deployment of executional tools. Design may include changes to manufacturing capabilities, sourcing, service areas, etc.
  • Support market initiatives such as direct to store, alternate distribution, and food service. Work closely with Sales in the development of business cases, project plans, and risk mitigation strategies. Oversee implementation to ensure service, growth, and cost objectives are met.
  • Lead other initiatives such as full tray ordering, product carrier conversion, etc.
  • Effectively leads people.
  • Maintains a high degree of credibility with management and must be able to interact effectively with associates at all levels and across a wide range of functions.
  • Ensure the success of associates through effective communication, sharing clear goals, expectations, objectives, while providing constructive feedback and encouraging self development.
  • Implements and maintain business controls and corporate operating policies and procedures.

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Location Chicago, IL, 60827, United States
Categories Manufacturing/Production/Operations
Experience Years 10 yrs

Location Maptop

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