Manager Region Environmental

Chicago, IL

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.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to multiple BBU manufacturing operations for sustainability, environmental compliance, and engineering matters to accomplish designated projects and assignments.
  • Provide training to new Bakery Environmental Coordinators
  • Assure regulatory compliance is maintained at bakeries within the Region and during the design & execution of project activities.
  • Serve as company liaison with regulatory agencies to manage regulatory requirements and negotiate regulatory outcomes
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third party contractors to help ensure compliance
  • Serve as liaison to other corporate functional groups
  • Develop and implement projects that provide solutions to environmental concerns and energy reduction opportunities which provide a competitive advantage for BBU manufacturing operations located throughout the United States.
  • Seek to develop creative and cost-efficient solutions to address challenges occurring at the environmental / business interface.
  • Willingness to travel 60% of the time.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with operators, department managers and upper management.
  • Project management experience is beneficial.
  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently with follow through until complete.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Must have the ability to understand and operate within the overall Grupo Bimbo Sustainability culture.

Education and Work History:

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Civil or Environmental Engineering or related studies. A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current Environmental / Sustainability Topics (i.e. Environmental Regulations, Green Energy Technologies, Greenhouse Gases, Waste and Recycling, Energy / Water Conservation, etc.)
  • This position will support California and knowledge of their applicable environmental regulations is needed.
  • Knowledge of various state and governmental incentives for energy projects.

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.

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

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.

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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