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JBS USA GENERAL MANAGER in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Job Title: General Manager

Our Company , Your Opportunity :

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission :

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Our Values:

Role :

The General Manager position will have F&V responsibility for both of the Council Bluffs, IA Plants. S/He will have the responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and controlling the day to day activities of the facilities to obtain optimal efficiency and economy of operation to achieve profitability for the Company.


  • Overall owner of Plant KPIs, including but not limited to:

  • Production Quotas

  • Turnover/Absenteeism

  • Recordables

  • Coordinates the development of RCA’s and Action plans to solve problems and make improvements

  • Responsible for Team Member Safety

  • Responsible for Food Safety & Quality

  • Responsible for Plant Schedule attainment.

  • Responsible for delivering cost KPI’s including inventory & Plant Costs

  • Face of Plumose in the local community

  • Responsible for setting the culture for the facility and upholding JBS Values

  • Gives work directions, resolves problems, prepares schedules, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work

  • Monitors and analyzes costs and helps prepare annual budgets

  • Manages and works closely with Plant functional leads including Plant Mangers, Safety, Quality, HR, Finance, Maintenance & Engineering

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications :

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements

  • 10+ years of experience in food processing management

  • Proven track record of high performance in a food processing plant, preferably fully cooked.

  • Basic understanding of OSHA and EPA regulations and requirements

  • Team player with effective communication skills

  • Strong math & reading/comprehension skills

  • Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain experience a plus

  • Computer skill such as Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Track recommendations and action items, work with senior leadership to implement proposed changes in a timely manner

  • Able to provide in-field support on a daily basis

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

Work Environment:

  • Food Manufacturing Operations environment

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers or on indeed.com.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.