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Plant Manager

Bimbo Bakeries USA | West Hazleton PA 18202 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/16/2024

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Plant 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 $108,100 - $151,300

Annual Bonus Eligibility

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Paid Time Off

401k & Company Match

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all activities that occur within the manufacturing facility. The Plant Manager operates effectively as a leader with direct responsibility for manufacturing and key support process operations, including plant shipping operations. The Plant Manager leads through influence in a matrix organization in relation to all functions that occur at the facility. This position is to lead the plant team to deliver the best safety level, highest product quality, continuously improve productivity and financial profitability for the plant, and the best service level to sales field operations.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee manufacturing, maintenance and shipping operations for a commercial baking facility consisting of hourly associates and a management staff.
  • Lead the achievement of a zero-injury workplace by ensuring safe work conditions for associates and compliance with all state and federal regulations on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Demonstrate full commitment with the Quality, legality, and Food Safety by actively participating, leading by example, and providing adequate resources to support the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of the Quality and Food Safety Systems.
  • Maintain a focus on the front line and a bias for action, ensuring associates have the tools, resources, and capabilities to succeed and deliver on expectations.
  • Understand, coach, and teach the principles of the BBU (Bimbo Bakeries USA) Manufacturing Transformation, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of operations and achieving key performance measurements related to personnel safety, quality and food safety, service, and cost, while continually improving process reliability and performance.
  • Build a culture of mutual respect, teamwork, and professionalism, demonstrating active support in the Companys values and policies.
  • Extend capabilities to meet market needs and support profitable growth of the products produced by the facility.
  • Build an organization that is customer focused, flexible, and has a strong business acumen.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and talent assessments of the management team and recommends and/or implements appropriate training programs to address developmental needs.


Position Requirements:

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Results Orientation. Focused on improving business results through introduction of incremental improvements in business practices; defines key issues and alternatives, evaluating costs, risks, and benefits for the organization; emphasizes accountability and a sense of urgency.
  • Change Leadership. Encourages associates to identify improvement opportunities; sets realistic challenges for the team; influences others, internally and externally, to drive change efforts; encourages collaboration and innovation.
  • Learning and Adopting Best Practices. Able to learn innovative approaches and concepts, identify and develop innovative ideas or best practices, and apply them to their business; desire to learn (intellectual curiosity), creates a culture of continuous improvement and growth.
  • Strategic Thinking with Business Insight. Ability to understand the companys competitive context; strong analytical and conceptual abilities to develop his/her own plan within the general company strategy and communicate clearly to the team.
  • People Oriented Leadership. Focused on optimizing, developing, and improving work teams by achieving a balance between the productive and the humane, inspiring others to be better; increasing their productive performance and ensuring their personal development; operates in a team-based environment empowering the team and delegates responsibilities, ensuring ownership of decisions, and promoting individual accountability.

Education and Work History:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, Engineering, Food Science, or a technical field required. Masters degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible manufacturing experience, at least 5 years which must be in the food industry.
  • 4+ years of experience leading a high-performance management team.
  • Demonstrated leadership of safety initiatives that drive a zero-injury culture.
  • Participative management style and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record leading the improvement of operations while delivering daily performance.
  • In-depth knowledge of baking science and technology, process control and improvement tools.
  • Experience with programs that drive statistical processes and program systems in plant operations.

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.

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Location West Hazleton, PA, 18202, United States
Categories Manufacturing/Production/Operations

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