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


Position at Pilgrim's


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.


  • Lives and reinforces Safety as a condition in all activities
  • Serves as the Pilgrim’s Management Method subject matter expert for assigned facilities
  • Leads assigned facility’s Management Method efforts by functioning as a business partner with each Method Pillar
  • Responsible for proactively working with facility management to identify and assess KPI gaps, and lead projects to closure through the use of Operational Excellence tools and methodologies
  • Delivers effective Management Method training
  • Demonstrates ownership of core tools
    •      6S
    •      Writing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures
    •      Statistical Process Control
    •      Root Cause Analysis
    •      Kaizen Events
  • Leads gap-closure projects and owns project success.
  • Update and analyze key metrics for the assigned complex or business unit
  • Leads self-assessment activities for Management Method.


Undergraduate Degree, (Prefer engineering, science, or business focus)


  • 2 - 5 years manufacturing industry experience (preferably in poultry)
  • At least 1 year in Pilgrim’s
  • Background in ZBB or production

Special Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel user
  • MiniTab experience preferred
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills
  • Good internal relationship skills
  • Resilient & Flexible
  • Teaching and coaching skills
  • Hands-on mentality
  • High level of business acumen
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or higher (desired)
  • Lean Methodology including Waste reduction experience