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Perdue Farms, Inc. Plant Manager in Milford, Delaware

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Perdue Farms has a great career opportunity for a strong production leader in our Milford, DE harvest facility. The Plant Manager primary responsibility is to provide leadership and direction in the production and maintenance operations to ensure timely and cost efficient production and distribution of Company products. Day-to-day supervision of the management staff to achieve required production and quality standards in a safe manner, and for promoting and maintaining positive working relationships with the production group.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Establishes, measures, and is accountable for operating and capital budgets for the operation in a manner to enable the operation to maintain a competitive position in the industry.

  2. Meets all facility operational plans, to insure yield, birds per man hour, pounds per man hour, line efficiency, CSI, QI, requirements are met.

  3. Ensures processes are in place to continuously reduce turnover, improve safety results as measured by the Safety Scorecard, and create the environment that will make the facility the Employer of Choice in the area.

  4. Ensures processes are in place to continually provide training to improve supervisory skills of staff, and improve the skill set of the hourly production associates to maximize the results of individual and team efforts.

  5. Constantly develops new ideas and methods to improve operational performance and improve product quality and customer reliability.

  6. Supports and promotes the company’s annual People, Products, and Profitability goals through effective planning, communication, emphasizing the requirement for all team members to be efficient and effective in their respective responsibilities.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management, Agriculture or related discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • 5 years related work experience.

  • Computer literate with skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Proven track record demonstrating ability to lead people and get results.

  • Must be able to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 3 years' time span.

  • Must be able to organize multiple protocols/projects and complete on schedule.

  • Able to develop protocols and processes and deploy.

  • Able to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.

  • Requires prior supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation.

  • Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization; possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Must be able to travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or company business.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  • When in a plant environment:

  • Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

  • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

  • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

  • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

  • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.

  • Bending, twisting, lifting, reaching, sitting and grasping varies in repetitions, distances, degrees, angle weights, height, intervals of time, object grasped and body positions depending upon the task being performed.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.