The Director of Casing Operations will be responsible for all processes, procedures, and operations of runner recovery within in our Harvest facilities. This position will be instrumental in achieving maximum recovery of runners through innovative processes and procedures. The incumbent will work with sales to ensure a high-quality product is obtained for further processing into finished casings. Maximizing yield balances for runners and mucosa.
- Accountable for multi-site plant runner/casing operations.
- Defines and recommends the strategic direction needed to achieve long-term operating and profit goals related to runner and casing production.
- Defines and directs administration of policies and procedures for each facility’s casing operation within context of companywide policies.
- Formulates short- and long-term operating objectives in areas such as quality improvement, cost reduction, manufacturing/processing efficiency, and new product development.
- Develops and implements plans to achieve appropriate production volumes and profit projections.
- Work with manufacturing facilities to ensure employee and food safety.
- Control costs required to produce products in line with established budgets; manage capital projects in accordance within established timelines and budget.
- Ensures all quality standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded; drives continuous process / manufacturing improvements and collaborates with Research and Development in product development and implementation.
- Assures regulatory compliance including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, USDA, FDA, FLSA, EEO, OFCCP and NLRB.
- Provides project leadership support as directed by the VP of SBC.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 10+ years of relevant experience in project management/engineering capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
- Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in a position of plant leadership to include team development and management, required.
- Experience in the food industry, required.
- Experience motivating, training and coaching employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and executive leadership, via written and/or verbal communication.
- Strong organizational skills that includes proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; prior experience using SAP desirable.
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
- Requires travel, up to 50% of the time.
- Provides leadership and guidance to multiple manufacturing departments within plants.
- Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation for all rendering departments within span of control.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
- Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.