Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Cincinnati, Ohio


Position at JBS USA Food Company

JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members.

We are seeking candidates for a Division Head of Operations based in Cincinnati, OH for our Empire Packing Company.

This Executive Leadership role will be responsible for U.S. Operations, HR and Engineering for Empire's case-ready meat production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products. Empire is comprised of five processing facilities located in Cincinnati, OH, Denver, CO, Mason, OH, Memphis, TN and Olympia, WA.


  • Relentless pursuit of company mission, operational excellence and quality products and services
  • Inspire leadership team on developing/implementing operational plans, policies, and goals aligning with strategic objectives in support of the business plan
  • Analyze, model and evaluate the effectiveness of operations and plant functionality for both internal and external services
  • Establish and execute the company’s major goals and objectives
  • Oversight of all HR and safety related functions for production facilities/team members
    • Ensure HR policies and programs effectively support Company needs and objectives and are compliant with applicable laws and regulations
    • Ensure a safety conscious culture by maintaining and improving safety policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain effective organizational structure and personnel
  • Ensure that facilities and equipment are well maintained
  • Manager procurement of raw materials and dry goods for production
  • Provide leadership, coaching and support to direct reports and indirect teams
  • Establish effective internal reporting and communication processes to ensure adequate information flow at all levels


  • 10+ years general management experience within Production or Operational manufacturing plants (case ready meat manufacturing environment a plus)
  • Previous success inspiring others to perform as well as a willingness to coach and share knowledge
  • Knowledge of leading/managing facilities in multiple, geographically dispersed locations
  • Proven ability to formulate and implement plans, policies, goals, and objectives to increase company market share, growth and profitability
  • Knowledge of process controls, production efficiencies and integrating new concepts and designs (any perishable, refrigerated, or meat processing a plus)
  • Experience formulating and implementing strategic plans, modeling, policies, goals, and objectives to increase company market share, growth and profitability
  • Holistic knowledge of case ready meat processing from supplier to consumer, including an understanding the implications of process change to customer and company financials
  • Willingness to travel, in the range of 20-25% of the monthly schedule
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively externally and internally with all levels