Plant (Operations) Manager – Shipping

Location: Lewiston Woodville, NC
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management, Agriculture, or a related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience is required. In particular:
  1. Minimum of 4 years of experience in refrigerated shipping.
  2. Must have already attained the rank of Superintendent or above.
  3. Prior experience in leading a team of Supervisors and hourly employees.
  4. Ability to analyze and resolve problems at both strategic and functional levels.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  6. Familiarity with industry best practices, such as HACCP and SPC, and knowledge of plant efficiency measures including yield, lbs./birds, pmh, line speeds, and automatic process equipment.

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide effective leadership and supervision to ensure the achievement of production and quality targets in a safe working environment, fostering positive relationships with the production team. More specifically, the Plant Operations Supervisor - Shipping will:

  1. Develop, monitor, and be accountable for the shipping operation's operating and capital budgets.
  2. Implement strategies to reduce turnover and enhance safety performance, as measured by the Safety Scorecard, positioning the facility as the preferred employer in the region.
  3. Establish training programs to enhance the supervisory skills of the team and improve the skill set of hourly production associates, maximizing individual and collective performance.
  4. Continuously innovate and introduce new methods and ideas to optimize operational efficiency, enhance product quality, and strengthen customer satisfaction.
  5. Align with and promote the company's annual goals through effective planning and communication, emphasizing the importance of efficiency and effectiveness in all team members' roles and responsibilities.
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