Clemens Food Group

Meat Production Plant Manager

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Regular Full-Time


Build your career. Challenge the process.


Collaborate & Engage. Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment. At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard. We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!

Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action! -


The Operations Manager is responsible for:


Team Building Priority 1 - 35% of Time Ensure disciplinary processes are consistent throughout operations Coach and develop superintendents through internal development tools Communication of corporate initiatives Identify and document skills matrix (personal development plans)for superintendent and ensure actions to address gaps are completed Facilitate training and coach to processes for consistent application Ensure processes for recognition to all Team Members are consistent Ensure superintendent is developing bench strength (identifying potential future leaders) for succession planning Ensure succession plan for operations team Lead weekly staff meetings with focus on deviations to performance targets Coordinate resources to ensure superintendent is coached in all aspects of the process Perform duties in the hiring process as a "hiring manager" to include Onboarding of new exempt Team Members Network for future superintendent candidates Proactively support and manage change through internal change management process Conduct monthly PE Meetings with team Primary interview for superintendent and Participate in panel interviews for supervisors


Performance Management - Priority 2 - 25% of Time Review departmental action plans with superintendent to improve performance Ensuring that results are achieved through the use Continuous Improvement tools Review and hold superintendents accountable to action items to improve variances/ production numbers Facilitate and support root cause analysis with management team Ensure training and implementation of all regulatory/ compliance objectives are met Ensure Key Performance Indicators are use to drive improvement Ensure consistent processes, SOPs and documentation are in place to manage the areas Ensure teams have identified short term goals/ actions to improve results Perform audits to monitor superintendent and department performance


Process Management - Priority 3 - 20% of Time Develop and maintain processes for monitoring performance consistently with KPIs and our Key Expectations Ensure consistent process application throughout operations Identify and implement best practices through industry awareness, networking, technical periodicals and plant visits Maintain and network with internal / external partners to drive improvements Provide financial and design justification for all requested capital projects Align resources for development of Standard Operating Procedures including HACCP, SQF, and other requirements including our Quality Control Programs Approve staffing needs and work with HR to evaluate expected business changes Lead cross-functional problem solving efforts for complex issues Leverage strategic planning process thru setting initiatives and rocks(quarterly deliverables)


Team CFG - Priority 4 - 20% of Time Represent operations on company or support areas where input is needed face of operations Support Research and Development projects as a resource Participate in company initiative team(s) Present relevant production information across all levels of organization when necessary Attend participate and or lead in leadership development opportunities Support sales through being a technical expert on calls Lead plant tours for strategic partners Participate in organizational meetings (i.e., sanitation, USDA, Safety, Staff, Order Fill, CI, etc.)


Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) is preferred.


7-10 Years Operations management experience with emphasis on protein stronglt preferred including front line supervision and staff management


Prior experience in customer facing positions preferred Excellent written/verbal communication/presentation


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