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Director of Live Operations - Turkey

Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Washington, IN, US, 47501

Req ID:  56765
Job Function:  Live 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 Director of Turkey Live Production/Operations provides leadership, development and coaching to the Live Production ops teams, for the particular area of responsibility, through, but not limited to performance management, budgeting, personnel decisions, production programs, health and safety programs, etc. to meet the company goals and objectives.


Relocation packages are available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops strategic business plans for a competitive Live Production operation program and maintains efficient competitive operations.
  • Provides leadership, development and coaching to the Live Production operations, for the particular area of responsibility, through, but not limited to performance management, budgeting personnel decisions, production programs, health and safety programs, etc. to meet the company goals and objectives.
  • Identifies improvement initiatives and influence change for the Live Production operations, within the region of responsibility.
  • Builds and maintains an effective team to manage operations.
  • Provides a safe, secure and productive work environment for all associates in area of responsibility.
  • Communicates effectively with peers, producers, senior management, subordinates and non-company personnel to ensure performance and resolution of problems.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Animal Science, Business Administration, Operations Management, Business Management or related discipline, and 8-10 years related experience in the meat field or related industry. Requires considerable travel to different processing plants, feed mills, hatcheries and/or customer sites.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Leadership – a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results.
  • Planning – an ability to think ahead and plan over a 1to3 year time span.
  • Management – the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/projects and complete on schedule.
  • Process Development – ability to develop protocols and processes and deploy.
  • Problem Solving – ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.
  • Associate Development – ability to supervise and recognize training needs for the operation as well as the associates and the willingness to support those needs and develop associates.
  • Customer Satisfaction – knowledge of and ability to provide a strong customer orientation.
  • Communication – ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team Building – knowledge of and a commitment to Team performance, effective coaching and demonstrated skills of a strong team player.
  • Commitment – dedication and commitment to company values.
  • Safety – ability, knowledge and commitment to put safety of associates above everything else while achieving established goals.

Experience Preferred

Masters degree or MBA

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. 2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another . 3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment. 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: Terre Haute