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JBS USA HEAD OF OPERATIONS - Commercial West in Russellville, Alabama

Head of Operations – Commercial West

Direct and manage all complexes within the business unit.

  • Directs Complex Manager’s in regards to facility operations multiple plants.

  • Develops plans to ensure that plants are meeting business initiatives

  • Approves AFEs that will provide a return on investment.

  • 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 for the complex.

  • 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

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Typically requires 15+ years of DIRECTLY RELATED experience. DIRECTLY RELATED work experience will be accepted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of the educational requirement.

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


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