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Automation Design Manager

Company: Bimbo Bakeries
Location: Horsham
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

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    • Location:

      Horsham, PA

      • Job Type:

        Supply Chain

        • Experience:

          5-7 years

          • Date Posted:


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              Job DescriptionHave 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!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.
              The future belongs to those who choose to shape it. The Value Chain Automation and Transformation team at Bimbo Bakeries USA is a group of dedicated, creative, and driven individuals determined to build the future of BBU's supply chain. We'll grant you the artistic license to draft new models for supplying our customers and consumers with the world's best baked goods and snacks. You will be responsible for ideating, testing, implementing, and refining industry disruptive practices that will dramatically improve service, reduce cost, and create new levels of job satisfaction for our associates. This position will work across functions, engage with leaders at all levels of the organization, and offer unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth.
              Automation Design Manager
              This transformation leader will play an essential role in transforming the way that BBU's supply chain operates. Team members work individually and in groups with local management teams to improve the supply chain operational efficiency of targeted distribution centers and plants. The team is also responsible for deploying supply chain technology and works closely with internal and external software/hardware development teams to develop the most efficient processes. Operational areas of focus include but are not limited to shipping, transportation, inventory management, materials handling equipment, staffing, network optimization, process automation and facility design. The person filling this role must be a highly motivated individual who leads with behaviors that encourage innovation, change, and teamwork.
              Key Job Responsibilities:

              • Design detailed shipping dock layouts for automated solutions.

              • Collect, analyze, and interpret operational data to create solutions that drive efficiency and/or quality improvements.

              • Explore and recommend new technology and processes to improve supply chain efficiency.

              • Provide recommended sizing of a new distribution center or shipping dock.

              • Complete labor analysis for proposed or existing solutions.

              • Work with local management to assist in the development of robust economically driven business cases and capital justifications.

              • Support new facility openings ensuring the solution proposed operates as designed.

              • Work with 3rd party providers in outsourced BBU operations.

              • Meet with potential outside vendors, select vendor, and direct them by providing a clear understanding of project objectives, limitations, and timelines.

              • Use project management principles for planning, scheduling, executing, and controlling all projects.

              • Utilize basic time study skills to evaluate alternatives and select the most efficient method of operation.

              • Eliminate labor and material waste through the development of effective designs.

              • Measure results and success rates of initiatives through use of key performance indicators.

              • Meet or exceed established safety, service, cost, and productivity goals.

                --- Willingness to travel (up to 50%) & work flexible schedules, hours, etc.; NOTE - some weekend work may occasionally be required during project launches
                Job Requirements
                Key Behavioral Competencies:

                • Effective communicator with the ability to articulate a vision and a compelling reason for change

                • Comfortable with driving change and interacting with all levels of leadership

                • Strong analytical skills

                • Ability to lead/contribute in a cross-functional team environment

                • Innovative out-of-the box thinking skills to drive transformational change

                  Education & Work History:

                  • BS IE, ME, or Supply Chain Management, a combination of education, training, and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted

                  • 5-7 yeas or experience preferred

                  • Competent user of MS Office suite

                  • Proficiency in AutoCAD required

                  • Experience in Flexsim or other simulation tools desired

                  • Prior experience with enterprise planning and warehouse management systems (ex. Oracle, SAP) preferred

                    Physical Demands:
                    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.
                    --- Able to use a variety of communication methods on frequent basis.
                    --- Use a notebook computer and standard office equipment printers, fax, phone, etc.
                    --- Able to sit, stand, stop, and have use of hand motor coordination regularly.
                    --- Use various forms of transportation for extended periods of time on a periodic basis
                    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.

Keywords: Bimbo Bakeries, Philadelphia , Automation Design Manager, Executive , Horsham, Pennsylvania

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