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JOB SUMMARY: Lead Certified Angus Beef ® brand quality efforts by identifying opportunities and implementing process improvement to drive the Certified Angus Beef ® brand's overall consistency and value.
Essential Functions: •Monitor and benchmark trends in carcass characteristics
•Manage quality issues including follow up with appropriate USDA and plant staff to identify and verify corrective action
•Monitor product yield and overall performance across production facilities
•Verify packaging/labeling approval and use
•Engage USDA/CBGA on grading and certification functions
•Develop and maintain listing of individual cut specifications produced under the Certified Angus Beef ® brand by processor and cut
•Point person for key grading, production, and QA personnel at licensed packing and purveyor operations
•Provide internal and external technical support through one-on-one communication and formal presentations
•Execute new plant licensing and startup (label approval, employee training, audit reviews, operating procedures)
Travel: Approximately 30% - 40% (Overnight travel is required for this position)
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position is not responsible for the supervision of staff.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Education/Experience: Candidate should possess some combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge to successfully execute responsibilities. •Qualifications may include a Bachelors or Master’s Degree with emphasis on meat science and beef production -or- •Two to five years beef industry experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Excellent problem solving skills •Passion for the beef industry and quality •Understanding of beef production, sales and merchandising •Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present technical information •Ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative •Proficiency in multiple computer applications, especially Microsoft •Appropriate manner, conduct and appearance