REGIONAL OP EX SPECIALIST II

Operations Management Support (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Marshville, North Carolina


Description

Position at Pilgrim's

Regional Operational Excellence Specialist


At Pilgrim’s,
Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.

We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing within our facility. We have installed physical barriers throughout our facility such as plexi-glass or plastic barriers between team member work stations. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are provided and required over the mouth and nose at all times when inside the facility, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 Case Ready 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.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering field required

Experience:

  • 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)