Are you an ambitious, enthusiastic leader with a desire to guide teams in achieving established goals and is interested in producing good food, responsibly for families across America? Then join one of the country’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods! In Operations, you would be on the front-line of the business; overseeing production, tracking product yields, and making necessary adjustments. Ensuring that safety and USDA health standards are met throughout all steps of the manufacturing process. You would be a key player in upholding the trusted quality in which Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, and our other brands are known to possess.
Our organization is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet business objectives. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. This position is responsible for planning, leading, guiding, directing, and managing a business unit site consistent with policies and procedures of Smithfield as well as with Federal, state and local law. Accountable for the high quality of all products produced, the profitability of the facility, the safety of employees, security of the facility, budget planning, management and control, human resource utilization and treatment, and the development of a total employee team. Responsible for the entire facilities plant labor, raw material, yields; supplies, waste and human resources are managed in the most effective manner, resulting in a positive contribution to the bottom line of the company P&L.
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 (B.A.) from regionally accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Animal Science, Business or related field and 10+ years’ experience in plant management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree, preferred.
Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures.
Solid understanding of OSHA, USDA and Food Safety regulations.
Knowledge of different pork products and the Meat Industry, preferred.
Ability to work with, and lead, a diverse workforce.
Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft software (Excel and Word).
Solid understanding of cost accounting and P&L management.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and verbal formats.
High level of organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
Strong interpersonal, technical and presentation skills.
Must be able to travel 10% of the time and work nights & weekends.
Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
Veterans have a variety of backgrounds, and to match that, Smithfield offers a variety of careers. Areas of possibility include: