Operations Manager

2 days left

Columbus, NE
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Manager-COL00477 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.


Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Operations Manager
at our Columbus, Nebraska facility. This role is responsible for leading the operations team which includes receiving, production and shipping at our Cargill Value Added Meats - Foodservice in Columbus, Nebraska. This operations team produces frozen beef products as safely and efficiently as possible while meeting all corporate, customer, and government requirements. This role also requires a high degree of collaboration with Maintenance/Engineering, Technical Services, Finance and Human Resources to effectively serve our customers, employees, community, and the overall corporation.

  • Customer:
    to ensure all products meet quality, cost, volume and service delivery requirements.

  • Employee:
    to engage the workforce to create a culture focused on safety and accountability, and to ensure an inclusive environment where people are developed and careers can be fulfilled.

  • Community:
    to operate as a good corporate citizen through community involvement and giving, and environmental leadership.

  • Corporation:
    to manage operational expense budgets and deliver on all safety, food safety, operational, product quality, and engagement metrics.

Principle Accountabilities:

30% Safety:
Champion safety processes, ergonomic efforts and hold everyone accountable for keeping their co-workers safe. Actively work to prevent/eliminate hazards that cause injury or illness.

30% Operational Leadership:
Ensure effective and efficient operations with a culture of continuous improvement. Maintain the production practices that support the Food Safety program in the facility. Develop operational budgets and manage expenses accordingly. Collaborate with other locations to ensure best practice sharing. Active champion of our community outreach efforts. Be a visible presence in the community by active involvement, building networks and understanding the needs and concerns of the community.

30% Engaged Employees:
Create an environment where all employees are expected to be active members of the team. Involve employees in the business and hold them accountable to expectations. Recognize and celebrate successes. Challenge people to be better than they thought possible. Create opportunities for growth and development. Ensure an inclusive environment that is representative of the local market.

10% Customer Relationships:
Will have direct customer contact primarily at the facility. Will work closely with the commercial team to support the development of deep customer relationships.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of leading teams in a labor intensive manufacturing environment (operations, maintenance, technical services, etc.).
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) - ability to get message across to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong people management skills - ability to engage, develop and motivate a large workforce.
  • Strong presentation skills - comfortable putting together presentations and talking to a variety of audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or related field.
  • Experience working with key customers.
  • Experience building a culture of teamwork, collaboration, accountability and the empowerment of employees.
  • Meat processing and/or ready-to-eat production experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-NE-Columbus

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

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