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JBS USA PRODUCTION MANAGER - 3rd Processing in Cold Spring, Minnesota

POSITION SUMMARY : This position is responsible for directing, controlling, and coordinating all aspects of plant production in order to maximize the long-term and short-term profitability of the company while maintaining or exceeding Pilgrim’s Pride performance standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs and coordinates all plant processing functions utilizing all available resources to most effectively and efficiently achieve Pilgrim’s Pride standards.

  • Actively work to develop team for the purpose of enhancing their effectiveness in daily operations as well as to prepare them for future opportunities within the organization.

  • Participates in projects to ensure that they are progressing.

  • Conduct weekly manager meetings to provide feedback.

  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, and budgets.

  • Communicate with USDA on issues related to Pilgrims.

  • Administer company policies and procedures fairly and equitably to maintain standards established for safety, quality and overall company personnel satisfaction.

  • Investigate process improvement methods.

  • Maintain working relationship with support staff.

  • Prepare and administer evaluations for team members.

  • Manages all aspects of processing including Standard Operating Procedures and Control Plans.

  • Performing administrative duties and seeing that objectives are being met.

  • Communicating the Team Members on project timelines and tasks that need to be completed immediately.

  • Other duties as required by management and supervisor.

    EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.

  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma

  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Business Management, Logistics or Agriculture or significant (10+) years in a directly related management position required.

  • Minimum of 5 years proven management experience in leading a team in a manufacturing or warehouse environment

  • Ability to work across functions and build a team relationship with in the company

  • Thorough understanding of Process Quality techniques (or training will be provided)

  • Very good analytical and financial skills

  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills

  • Very good project management skills

  • Above average negotiation skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software applications

  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.