30+ days ago


Cicero, IL


Job Description

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.

This position provides financial support to regional bakery operations (multiple facilities) bringing visibility to plant operating performance, ensuring the accuracy of business results and providing insights that drive key performance measures.  The role functions as a business partner and analytical/financial resource to the region manufacturing lead (actual title TBD) and all levels of bakery management.  Key analytics include performance management, forecasting and project analysis.  The position is also responsible for maintaining the control environment ensuring the integrity of key processes and proper management of assets.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Partners with all levels of plant management to gather, analyze and/or prepare financial reports, forecasts and similar ad-hoc analysis.

  • Oversees operational spending, fixed asset transactions and proper inventory measurement to ensure proper accounting for the period activity.

  • Responsible for the development of operational budgets, updating financial forecasts and identifying key drivers of performance.

  • Manages and contributes to the post-closing operational analysis in order to identify / evaluate variances and provides narratives on those variances. This would include EVA (variation analysis) reporting, departmental reviews, tracking to budgets and capturing revisions to key programs.

  • Partners with management to continually improve the total cost structure of the bakery operations which includes initiatives such as LEAN manufacturing, continuous improvement and waste elimination / productivity.

  • Identifies process improvement opportunities and leads projects that successfully improves processes.

  • Supports the development of CAPEX investments including business justification & financial impact. This would include proper accounting treatment and post completion audit.

  • Provides financial leadership in support of all strategic and business analysis.

  • Participates in plant leadership meetings and strategy sessions by using financial information to point towards opportunities and lend clarity to purpose.

  • Issues and reviews bakery KPI’s with plant management having the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • Ensures adherence to all financial and key business process controls and procedures and will be the lead contact / coordinator for all audit activities.

  • Leads and coordinates quarterly bakery operations reviews and reporting. Provides supporting financial materials to staff for presentation.

  • Participation and / or leadership of bakery safety and / or project teams.

About the Company

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Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries USA is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. As part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company, BBU is proud to share the company philosophyHighly Productive and Deeply Humane in the U.S.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


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