Core Roles and Responsibilities: *Lead the Prepared Foods technical services team for Pilgrim's that includes multiple prepared chicken focused technical services staff that work closely with 4 prepared foods plants with multiple fully cooked and par fried lines *Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including QA, plant operations, Engineering, R&D technologists, procurement, portioning as well as prepared BU leadership to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth *Coach the team on data driven decision making, including effective collection and monitoring of metrics used to assess, prioritize and select improvement projects *Work closely with R&D technologists and plant operations to ensure product specifications, quality, yield and throughput expectations are met post commercialization *Lead the prepared technical services team in investigating and troubleshooting quality and manufacturing issues to drive cost reductions, improve quality, consistency and food safety *Visit manufacturing locations and maintain regular communication with cross functional stakeholders *Gain a solid understanding of prepared manufacturing assets including fully cooked and par fried lines to help troubleshoot throughput, yield and other product quality issues *Work closely with customer and sales team to understand product quality issues, develop effective solutions working cross-functionally with operations and communicate solutions back effectively to customers *Manage technical services resources to ensure appropriate allocation of time and effort to highest impact projects critical to the business *Maintain a working knowledge of current USDA, FDA, FNS regulations as they relate to the food processing industry
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's): *Results oriented, taking accountability for objectives, timelines and successful performance, to meet corporate objectives *Demonstrated ability to manage and develop personnel via direct management experience *Proven success working well with cross functional peers, especially Marketing, Operations, QA and Regulatory. *Proven team leadership skills, including high-performance team-building, facilitation and consensus building *Solid problem solving skills, well versed in formal problem solving methods such as DMAIC, Six Sigma, Fact Based Decision Making, etc. *Skilled at speaking up regularly, with confidence and poise, assertively, tactfully and respectively, to influence and collaborate with cross functional peers, subordinates and executives
Education and Experience: *Masters in Food Sciences, Technology, or Chemical Engineering 10+ years’ progressive experience in R&D and technical services leading teams *Experience in prepared foods, poultry /protein highly preferred
Headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, JBS® USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef, pork, lamb and poultry products. The company employs more than 78,000 team members and operates more than 50 processing facilities in the U.S. including many in the East and Southeast Regions.
We offer a range of career opportunities from entry-level production through senior level management, including quality assurance, general production, shipping, maintenance/engineering, safety/occupational health, accounting, HR and management support.