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.
The Corporate Strategy team sits with the new Acelerada Business Unit. In Spanish, Acelerada means “to move faster” and “impatience”, which is an appropriate name for this new business unit! It is our purpose to transform and disrupt the bakery and snack industries through new go-to market strategies, embracing new channels of distribution, developing new approaches to the business, and through the use of technology. The Corporate Strategy team collaborates with Acelerada and the core BBUSA business and brands to solve cross-functional challenges.
What we’re looking for:
Do ideas excite you? Do you like problem solving? Are you a connecter with strong intuition? When you see a blank sheet of paper, do you feel energized or paralyzed?
We are building something new and are looking for results-driven, creative people who like to win as a team. Positive attitude in the face of adversity is paramount. Must be able to sell ideas and get things done. Have proven business acumen. Oh, and no lone rangers here – we win as a team or lose as a team.
Are you up for the challenge? We are looking for an MBA Summer Associate in Corporate Strategy to solve well-defined strategic problems within new industry categories, marketing, sales and/or operations.
The program will provide the following opportunities:
Meaningful project work. Projects will have a well-defined strategic goal and produce actionable results that are integral to the business. Past projects include strategic market analysis and entry strategy, asset strategy and financial modeling, and product portfolio/pricing optimization.
Exposure to company operations. Summer Associates will have opportunities to experience BBU's ground-level operations, including visits to commercial bakeries, sales/delivery route rides and retailer market tours.
Access to senior executives. Summer Associates will interact with senior executives throughout the company and present their project analysis and recommendations to C-level executives.
Education and Work History:
First year MBA student
Experience in management consulting, strategic planning/corporate strategy or product management in consumer products industry.
3+ years’ work experience overall. Experience with consumer packaged goods and/or large retailers preferred.
Demonstrated problem solving ability, including strong conceptual and analytical skills and ability to turn findings into executable plans
Ability to generate innovative insights from analysis and develop and implement new methodologies and analyses to drive actionable results
Comfortable working on broad assignments, breaking down “big picture” questions and problems into smaller components along the way
Proven experience leading cross-functional teams to results
Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage multiple projects, adjust priorities as needed, and meet deadlines
Ability to influence across the organization at multiple levels
Excellent written, oral, and formal communication skills
Advanced capability in use of spreadsheets, databases and presentation tools
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.
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About Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is the largest baked-goods company in the US with a leading position in bread, buns, sweet baked goods and cakes. The premium portfolio includes brands such as THOMAS’®, ENTENMANN’S®, SARA LEE®, ARNOLD®, OROWEAT®, BROWNBERRY®, BIMBO®, MARINELA®. BBU employs more than 23,000 associates, operates over 60 plants coast-to-coast and distributes its products through more than 12,000 routes.
BBU is a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world. As the market leader, Grupo Bimbo has over 170 manufacturing facilities strategically located in 20+ countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its main product lines include sliced bread, buns, cookies, snack cakes, prepackaged foods, tortillas, salted snacks and confectionery products, among others. Grupo Bimbo produces over 7,000 products and has one of the most extensive direct distribution networks in the world, with 50,300 routes and more than 130,000 employees. Grupo Bimbo’s shares have traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1980 under the ticker symbol BIMBO.