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Forecasting Manager

Bimbo Bakeries USA

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 23, 2022.

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!


Position Summary:

Location Flexible – Ideal candidate will reside in one of the following locations:
Los Angeles California, San Francisco California, Sacramento California, Salt Lake City Utah and Phoenix Arizona

We are currently seeking a Director to lead Financial Insights / Category & Customer for the West Business Unit.  This role provides visibility to the business unit P&L, leading financial planning, forecasting, and analysis.  This position will also be the primary financial liaison with the business unit customer team, ensuring the revenue forecast is accurate and the trade accrual is adequate.  It is a highly visible role within BBU finance.

Position Summary:

•       Highly visible role and key member of the business unit finance leadership team.

•       Develop and maintain a rolling forecast P&L.  Engage with customer team, commercial finance, supply chain finance, and business unit leadership to provide insightful analysis and support strategic decision making.

•       Lead the development of the annual operating plan, line of sight, and latest estimate forecasts for the business unit.

•       Lead the period close process including communications to BBU finance leadership.  Serve as a liaison between BU finance and HQ finance functions.

•       Lead the creation of all period and quarterly business reviews for the West Business Unit

•       Partner with customer team to understand risks/opportunities in revenue forecast.  Translate forecasts from multiple customer teams into a reliable financial model used to forecast the business unit P&L.

•       Understand customer contracts, promotional activities, and customer deductions.  Own the business unit trade accrual, ensuring expenses are recorded in the proper period.

•       Provide visibility to profitability by customer, brand, and geography.  Investigate business trends and perform variance analysis.

•       Create an atmosphere where people are engaged, rewarded, and share a strong sense of ownership.  Role includes direct leadership of 1 associate and indirect leadership of the BU finance team for financial planning and analysis.

•       Drive continuous improvement through process changes and implementation of new systems and technologies.

•       Develop decision support financial modeling and ad hoc financial analysis for relevant issues impacting the business.

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.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work History:

•       Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or accounting.

•       BA or BS with 10+ years of progressive finance experience – MBA or CPA a plus

•       Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to interact with senior management.

•       Strong analytical skills, research capabilities and overall business acumen required.

•       Highly motivated self-starter with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

•       Strong team building and people development skills and a proven ability to work with a diverse group of people

•       Advanced Microsoft Excel modeling and analysis.  Skilled in Microsoft PowerPoint.

•       Familiarity with Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase or other Financial Software products.  Experience with Power BI a plus.

•       Financial Planning & Analysis experience a plus

•       Consumer packaged goods industry experience a plus.


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.