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Operations Manager - 2nd Shift

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Job ID 292139 Date posted 06/12/2024 Location : Dayton, Virginia Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
We are a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Operations Manager will provide strategic operational oversight for all production and operating processes for primary processing at the Dayton facility. In this role, you will influence a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring a “people-first” focus, while overseeing safety, quality, operational effectiveness, and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure employee, food safety, and environmental compliance program standards and goals are implemented
  • Accountable for all internal and external operating and regulatory procedures on employee and food safety including strategic and tactical execution in alignment with corporate environment, health, and safety, food safety, quality and regulatory functions, and government regulations
  • Establish and deploy operational priorities for your designated area of the Dayton facility
  • Lead strategic and tactical operations and quality management deliverables to ensure customer, product, and quality standard requirements are met within specifications
  • Lead, direct, and control operating budgets for your designated area of the Dayton facility to achieve medium term outlook financial performance objectives set by the business
  • Ensure and hold direct reports accountable for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets
  • Oversee the overall operational management and implement operational efficiency improvements which may include standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence, and maintenance and operators best practices
  • Lead and develop a team, coach, and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance, and disciplinary actions
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer    
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in a food and/or poultry processing environment  
  • Professional animal auditor certification (PAACO) or experience ensuring animal welfare 
  • Experience utilizing SAP

Posting Information

Location: Dayton, VA
Relocation: Relocation will be provided for eligible candidates

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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