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PM Plant Manager

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Monterey, TN, US, 38572

Req ID:  45481
Job Function:  Production

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.


The primary responsibility of the Plant Manager is to provide leadership and direction in the production operations, ensuring timely and cost-efficient production and distribution of Company products. Day-to-day management of the production staff is required to achieve production and quality standards in a safe manner, and to promote and maintain positive working relationships with the production group.

The Plant Manager will report to the Director of Operations. The Plant Manager will have Production Superintendents and Production Supervisors as direct reports.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Established, 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. Meets all facility operational plans, to ensure yield, birds per man hour, pounds per man hour, line efficiency, CSI and QI requirements are met. 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. 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. Constantly develops new ideas and methods to improve operational performance and improve quality and customer reliability. Supports and promotes the Company's annual People, Products, Profitability and Planet 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

12-14 years related work experience. Should be computer literate with skill 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 year 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.

Experience Preferred

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville