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JBS USA HEAD OF OPERATIONS RETAIL READY in Greeley, Colorado

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

JBS is seeking a Head of Operations for our Retail Ready business unit. The Head of Operations will direct and manage 2 plants and plant operations within the business unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs General Managers in regard to facility operations, at each plant

  • Develops plans to ensure that plants are meeting business initiatives

  • Approves Authorization for Expenditures (AFE) that will provide a return on investment (ROI)

  • Develops and manages projects resulting in inventory reductions and service improvements

  • Recommends and implements action plans with plants, suppliers, sales, engineering, marketing, and finance

  • Develops relevant and useful reports and analysis to assist planning

  • Prepares budget and makes recommendations to the leadership and executive teams

  • Sets production and processing goals for the business unit

  • Responsible for operational compliance with safety directives

  • Oversees recommended improvements to productivity, labor efficiency, and reduction of plant costs

  • In concert with Head of HR and General Managers, establishes accountability and goals used for performance evaluation

  • Direct responsibility for the General Managers with frequent contact with Corporate HQ teams

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 10+ years of directly related experience preferred.

  • Experience in meat processing and case ready strongly preferred

  • Proven experience managing and motivating others for maximum performance

  • Team player with tremendous leadership skills

  • Great work ethic

  • Excellent organizational, math and statistical skills

  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Understand and comply with Company policy and procedures

  • Ability to handle conflict; interpersonal skills

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including proficiency in Excel

  • Knowledge and technical skills in a variety of production jobs

  • Strong multi-tasking skills are necessary

  • Strong analytical skills & problem solving

  • Ability to travel (30-40%)

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