Engineering Waco, Texas Elberton, Georgia Mt. Pleasant, Texas Moorefield, West Virginia


Position at Pilgrim's

Regional Operational Excellence Specialist

**This position will report to Corporate and will be based out of any of these locations – Waco, TX, Elberton, TX, Mt. Pleasant, TX or Moorefield, WV**


  • Regularly visit Pilgrim’s plant and live locations across the United States, working with our plant teams to prepare, train, and conduct process improvement initiatives utilizing lean and continuous improvement tools as part of the Pilgrim’s Management Method;
  • Develop and manage process improvements for achieving measurable efficiency, cost reduction, or performance improvement gains;
  • Lead a team of Coordinators of Operational Excellence (COE), helping them with the implementation and execution of the Management Method tools and processes in their complexes;
  • Primary contact for the Prepared Foods business unit to facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and to develop and support plant COEs;
  • Key member of the Operational Excellence management team with responsibilities for developing and improving material, auditing plant locations, and other support as necessary across all business units;
  • Co-own the Management Pillar implementation by teaching all its tools, training personnel, serving as support, and continuously improving the material to support company priorities;
  • Participate in executive update and quarterly corporate meetings as required;
  • In conjunction with the other members of the Operational Excellence management team, lead 2 annual meetings with the COEs of each plant by planning the agenda, developing the content to be presented and communicated, and facilitating the meetings;
  • Act on an ad-hoc basis to be part of any other project or initiative as part of the Pilgrim’s Management Method;
  • Available to travel up to 70% of the time.



  • Undergraduate Degree


  • 5 - 8 years manufacturing industry experience
  • Poultry experience preferred

Special Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel user
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills
  • Good internal relationship
  • Resilient & Flexible
  • Teaching and coaching skills
  • Hands-on & Detail oriented
  • Statistical skills (basic level)
  • 6 Sigma certification (desired)