Senior Plant Ops Excellence Manager - (Portioning) - Remote with Travel

Date:  Jul 21, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  71765
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.


The Performance Improvement Team is actively recruiting for a Portioning Specialist.  This individual's primary responsibility is to travel and work within a cross functional problem-solving team to proactively implement performance improvements within the production and maintenance operations while ensuring timely and cost-efficient production/distribution of Company products. This position interacts with facility management to identify areas of opportunity to improve production and quality standards in a safe manner and promotes and maintains positive working relationships with the production group.


This position is remote but travel to other facilities is required.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for equipment strategic plans/upgrade strategy (DSI, Slitters, etc)
  • Maximizes specifications and minimizes operating variances
  • Works within the KPI structure to manage performance
  • Focuses on centerline performance (operating conditions of the equipment on lines)
  • 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
  • Audit process performance and report findings
  • Establish and conduct training on new or improved processes

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Agriculture or related discipline, plus 7-10 years of related work experience. 


The ideal candidate will also:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience working or leading a Portioning department.
  • Be able to travel to other facilities and plants 50% of their time. 
  • Have a proven track record demonstrating ability to get results.
  • Ability to organize multiple protocols/projects and complete on schedule. Able to develop protocols and processes and deploy. 
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills at both a strategic and functional level. 
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization with excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. Position is active. On the plant floor activities such as troubleshooting and re-design of existing systems are routine. 2. May need to move equipment occasionally. 3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 4. Position requires an associate to have the ability to move throughout the complex and all facilities. .5. 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: Salisbury