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JBS USA HEAD OF OPS MANAGER IN TRAINING in Lufkin, Texas

Head of Operations – in Training

At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi -glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.

Pilgrim’s is looking for leaders who are driven, ambitious, and have a passion for the poultry industry . Successful candidates will put people first, manage with our values and vision at the forefront, and achieve results. Individuals in this role are expected to meet organizational goals, achieve operational excellence, and build the best team. Head of Operations Man agers in Training, are coachable, communicate well, and have a deep understanding of the needs of their team. Leaders in this program work in diverse environments and perform various duties in order to further their knowledge about the organization.

The Head of Operations Manager in Training will be expected to graduate from this program within 12 – 18 months . Upon graduation, the person/persons will be expected to take their qualified, upper management, position at a location based on needs of the business and skill set of the individuals.

Assist in the d irect ion and manage ment of all complexes within the business unit.

  • Assist in the direction of Complex Manager’s in regards to facility operations in multiple plants.

  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operational management.

  • Working knowledge of budgets, budget development, forecasting and metrics, and Key Performance Indicators.

  • Ability to engage in multiple assignments concurrently and complete them error free.

  • Desire for career advancement and growth within the organization, while maintaining commitment to the Vision and Values.

  • Develops plans to ensure that plants are meeting business initiatives

  • Developing and managing projects resulting in inventory reductions and service improvements.

  • Recommending and implementing action plans with plants, suppliers, sales, marketing, and finance.

  • Developing relevant and useful reports and analysis to assist Planning.

  • Prepares budget and makes recommendations to executives.

  • Sets production and processing goals .

  • Responsible for operational compliance with safety directives.

  • Oversee recommended improvements to productivity, labor efficiencies, and reducing plant costs

  • In concert with Operations and Complex Managers, establish accountabilities and goals used for performance evaluation

    The Head of Operations Manager in Training will be expected to graduate from this program within 12 – 18 months . Upon graduation, the person/persons will be expected to take their qualified, upper management, position at a location based on needs of the business and skill set of the individuals.

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with a minimum of 5-8 years of operational management/leadership in a manufacturing environment/industry. MBA is a plus.

  • High level of manufacturing experience and exposure in food preferably poultry!

  • Willingness to relocate.

  • Ability to work any hours as needed, flexible to work various shifts.

    Special Skills:

  • Experience in both processing and live operations strongly preferred.

  • Proven experience managing and motivating others for maximum performance.

  • Team player with leadership skills

  • Good work ethic

  • Excellent organizational, math and statistical skills

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Understand and comply with Company policy and procedures

  • Ability to handle conflict; interpersonal skills

  • Microsoft Office. Proficiency in Excel preferred

  • Knowledge and technical skills in a variety of production jobs

  • Strong multi-tasking skills are necessary

  • Strong analytical skills & problem solving

    Relationships

    Internal: Plant personnel, senior team and production employees. Frequent contact with Corporate HQ and Execute Officers.

    External: Community, vendors, customers

    Manages:

    Directly supervise Operations and Complex Managers

    EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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