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Plant Finance Manager

Bimbo Bakeries USA Huntington, WV Full-Time
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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 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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.

Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance or related field

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • 7+ years financial experience.
  • 5+ years financial experience in a manufacturing/supply chain environment.
  • Normal weekly travel includes ~ 2 day trips out of office to support remote facilities with limited overnight requirement.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of operational financial planning & analysis.
  • Working knowledge of MFG ERP systems, standard costing and procurement.
  • Proficient with MS Office and Excel power user. Knowledge of Oracle financials and other business intelligence/reporting tools.
  • Strong analytic skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to plan & accomplish goals with limited supervision.
  • Good communication skills; work well in teams.
  • Ability to relocate will provide for career growth.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Ability to manage direct reports generally at the professional staff level.

  • Ability to establish project objectives, checkpoints and timelines and manage team members to meet project tasks and expectations.

  • Ability to implement programs for area of responsibility.

  • Ability to exchange complex information effectively to reach agreement in ambiguous or difficult situations.

  • Ability to effectively make decisions that are more tactical in nature with impact on one or two areas.

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. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

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