Director of Operations

Date:  Jul 19, 2024

Bridgewater, VA, US, 22812

Req ID:  72967
Job Function:  Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.


We are actively recruiting a seasoned leader for our further processing plant in Bridgewater, VA.  The Director of Operations directs the Bridgewater processing  plant and facilities so as to maximize profits, maintains consistent product quality and meet customer needs. Additionally responsible for directing the management teams to select, develop and motivate associates as well as assuring quality staffing at all levels of management while adhering to safety and ergonomic goals and objectives.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes business plans for areas of accountability.
  • Develops a strong, progressive management team to ensure growth of the business unit.
  • Provides guidance to the management team in developing solutions and budgets for improving processes, maintaining facilities and innovative problem solving.
  • Ensures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements and promote a community image of the Company as the preferred place to work.
  • Ensures that product quality, service and reliability meets or exceeds our customers' expectations.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

Bachelors degree in Business, Ag-business or related discipline.
The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 7 plus years related work experience.
  • Knowledge of budget development and administration, report analysis, USDA and employment law.
  • A broad integrated knowledge of live production and plant operations.
  • Ability to travel to remote facilities and offices for meetings.

Experience Preferred

Poultry husbandry knowledge and strong mechanical aptitude.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.

2. 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia