View Job

Distribution Center Manager

Bimbo Bakeries USA | North Aurora IL 60542 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/16/2024

Job Descriptiontop

Distribution Center Manager


Employment Type: Regular


Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmanns or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.


Come join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide!

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:

Great Annual Salary range: $101,700 - $142,400

Annual Bonus Eligibility

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Paid Time Off

401k & Company Match

Position Summary:

The Distribution Manager will act as a member of the Supply Chain Logistics function within the Business Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and execution of all Distribution Center Shipping and Transportation Operations, Administrative, and Strategic/Productivity activities related to the Distribution Center. The Distribution Manager will be able to promote a culture of continuous improvement in operations and the working culture, be accountable for their operation and its performance, and partner with other departments and teams to ensure the overall business is run with a founders mentality.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Promote a culture of safety through leadership, training, and constant focus
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with employees and ensure compliance with the terms of the collective bargaining unit
  • Establish and maintain working standards for floor associates
  • Establish and maintain working standards for transport drivers and bid runs
  • Communicate order adjustments and givebacks to the Sales team in a timely manner
  • Partner with Manufacturing to ensure schedules are aligned to ensure order fill and on time delivery
  • Work with other regional and operational supply chain teams to learn best practices and apply them locally
  • Identify opportunities to optimize shipping dock and transportation operations
  • Plan and execute operational productivity projects for the Annual Operating Plan
  • Implement and champion national, regional, and local strategic initiatives (Product Accountability, Supply Chain Excellence, new technology and systems, etc.)
  • Ensure Distribution Center is properly staffed to account for seasonal fluctuations in volume
  • Interview, hire, and onboard new associates
  • Schedule shipping and transport associates for effective and efficient operations and delivery of product
  • Keep overtime costs below the established plan
  • Maintain compliance for all associates on required safety training
  • Train and develop supervisors and all department associates
  • Maintain compliance for all transportation drivers on DriveCam events, JJ Keller E-logs, and DOT requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Results Orientation: The ideal candidate will have experience setting, achieving and exceeding business performance targets. S/he will consistently strive to achieve goals, in spite of obstacles, and will set contingency plans to ensure goals are met. S/he will be energized by working toward a tangible goal and will seek opportunities to improve on the status quo in an effort to exceed targets.
  • Collaborating & Influencing: Gains support and commitment up, down and across the organization, including from cross-functional leaders; uses internal and external contacts, connections and linkages to forge relationships and improve competitive position; partners with BU leadership, customers and cross-functional teams to identify and implement profit-driving strategies and programs. S/he will put broad business objectives before personal objectives and will be a team player with an open management style.

Education and Work History:

  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience with 3 years of distribution / manufacturing management experience, food industry experience preferred.
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Sound working knowledge of personal computers, including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willingness to work some varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • High energy and desire to excel and drive positive change a must.
  • Knowledge of DOT, Federal and State regulations a plus.

The physical and mental demands described in each job posting are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of each job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of each job.

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, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, any other classification protected by law. ">

Job Detailstop

Location North Aurora, IL, 60542, United States
Categories Logistics/Transportation

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name -
How to apply Employer provided a link where your application will be accepted. Click on the link below and follow instructions.
Apply Click Here (apply to job)
Job Code req39502 \"> ", "datePosted" : "2024-07-16T03:39:53-04:00", "validThrough" : "2024-08-15T00:00:00-04:00", "employmentType" : "FULL_TIME", "hiringOrganization" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Bimbo Bakeries USA" ,"logo" : "" }, "jobLocation" : { "@type" : "Place", "address" : { "@type" : "PostalAddress", "streetAddress" : "-", "addressLocality" : "North Aurora", "addressRegion" : "IL", "postalCode" : "60542", "addressCountry": "USA" } } }

Featured Employers all