Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Beardstown, Illinois


Position at JBS USA Food Company


  • The Plant Manager provides overall direction and leadership for all facility and departmental activities associated with the manufacturing, operations and warehousing product in a safe, profitable and efficient manner while compliant with company goals and procedures.  In addition, the plant manager is responsible for employee recruitment, training, and development to support continuous improvement in a performance driven work place.





  • Manage the facility by directing and coordinating activities that support the company goals, objectives, plans and policies
  • Direct activities designed to achieve the business plan for profit, growth, and competitive advantage
  • Aligns resources to produce within budgeted targets
  • Achieve quality standards for all product produced and shipped
  • Accountable for employee safety and environmental compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Insures all reporting is accurate and current
  • Maintains a safe work place by implementing safe work practices consistent with company policies
  • Oversee production processes designed for optimal efficiency and output
  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives to improve product quality, food safety, and lower manufacturing costs
  • Guide maintenance preventive, predictive, and planned programs to optimize asset utilization and asset life
  • Provides technical support and skills to optimize material utilization, formulation, materials, and resources
  • Executes management practices designed to yield a higher return on investments and greater cash flow
  • Develops and executes strategies aligned with best practices and company objectives
  • Provides training and development to improve employee performance and contribution
  • Utilizes team leadership skills to drive high performance across the organization
  • Responsible for coaching, guiding, and providing employee performance reviews
  • Responsible for plant security and accountable for all assets and materials
  • Compliant with financial controls and reporting policy requirements.
  • Follow directions of company officers




  • Competent with computer and office equipment
  • Travel as required
  • Limited physical requirements except to mobilize throughout the production facility




  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Maintain effective relationships with staff and partners
    • Use experience, expertise, and judgment to effectively plan and implement initiatives
    • Competent planning and financial responsibilities
    • Successfully complete tactical and strategic projects
    • Utilize creative management skills to motivate employees
    • Functional SAP user
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus





  • 5-10 years of production management experience with responsibility for financial results
  • S. in Food Science or biological sciences or minimum of 10 years of food production experience
  • Thorough knowledge of meat processing, food plant sanitation, HACCP, food safety, and quality
    • Demonstrated experience managing and leading a diverse workforce with direct and indirect reports




  • Plant management
  • Maintenance, quality, sanitation, food safety, safety-environmental, human resources financial (indirect), and administrative staff
  • Departmental managers
    • Indirect reports may include human resources, accounting, and logistics




  • USDA
  • JBS Support staff
  • Suppliers, Vendors, strategic partners
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Other