Automation Project Manager
Detroit, MI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Automation Project Manager


Employment Type: Regular

Location: DETROIT,MI

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!

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.


This position is able to work remotely in the United States.

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.

Manager Automation Project Management

This position will be a member of the Bimbo Bakeries USA Value Chain Automation and Transformation Team which provides nationwide support for all supply chain operations. 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:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret operational data to create and implement lasting efficiency and/or quality improvement solutions.
  • Support new facility openings ensuring the most efficient layout and proven best practices are in place and followed.
  • Basic time study skills to evaluate alternatives and select the most efficient method of operation.
  • Deploy and train users on supply chain technology (i.e. Distrib from PCData, etc.)
  • Document, present and train on best practices.
  • Explore and recommend new technology and processes to improve supply chain efficiency
  • 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.
  • Work with local management to assist in the development of robust economically driven business cases and capital justifications.
  • Eliminate waste of labor and material through the training and enforcement of product accountability procedures.
  • Measure results and success rates of initiatives through use of Key performance indicators.
  • Meet or exceed established safety, service, cost, and productivity goals.
  • Contribute to and help maintain SOP's and the identification of best practices.
  • 80% travel required. Some weekends.

Position Requirements:

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • * Strong analytical skills.
  • * Strong communication/presentation skills to articulate recommendations for changes.
  • * Ability to lead/contribute in a cross-functional team environment.
  • * Innovative out-of-the-box thinking skills to drive transformational change.

Education & Work History:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, IT, or related field
  • 5 - 7 years of experience preferred
  • Competent user of the MS Office Suite

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 Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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