Plant Operations Manager II
Cargill - Dayton, VA

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Cargill was founded in 1865 out of a single grain facility in Iowa. Today, we’re headquartered outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but we have offices spanning the globe. Our purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing people. With 149,000 employees in 63 countries, Cargill is a company committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers in five key areas: crops and livestock; food; health and pharmaceuticals; industrial; and financial and risk management.

Cargill's meat business, headquartered in Wichita, KS, is comprised of beef, pork, turkey, value added meats, case ready, distribution and feeder operations. Cargill's meat businesses employ approximately 35,000 worldwide with processing facilities and sales offices in the US, Canada, Australia, China, Honduras, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Cargill Value-Added Meats - Retail has a tremendous opportunity for a

Plant Operations Manager II

(Plant Manager)

at our

Dayton, VA

location. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of two shifts of turkey production at Cargill's largest turkey production facility. This position also includes the oversight of the maintenance and shipping departments.

Additional responsibilities include safety, food safety, EHS, product quality, performance management, employee relations, plant budgets, and ensuring customer satisfaction through being one of the primary, on-site contacts for customers


Principle Accountabilities:
45% - Review, monitor, and follow up on area results. This includes managing department costs to remain within budget guidelines.

25% - Day-to-day supervision and development of department employees (coaching, etc.)

25% - Maintain customer relations by ensuring product quality specifications are met. Interface with customers on plant visits and audits

5% - Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as necessary.


High school degree or equivalent (Bachelor's degree preferred)

5+ years previous supervisory experience

Knowledge of OSHA, Food Safety, Cargill Safety, and Environmental Regulations

Leadership skills

Effective communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills at multiple levels of Cargill and customer organizations.

Demonstrated skills of team building, conflict resolution, innovation, and change within the work force

Ability to develop and retain people

Understanding of laws and policies that affect the plant

Knowledge of general business functions (merchandising, HR, procurement, quality, logistics)

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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