As a member of the management team, the Division Vice President, Operations for European Brands is responsible for the cost effective operations and for the infrastructure to deliver high quality products and services. Establishes goals, monitors work/work flow, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met.
Direct and monitor staff to meet and exceed goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
Direct and manage daily plant operations for production, maintenance, engineering, quality assurance, food safety, and production control.
Create operational metrics to measure and improve competitive position and the profitability of the operation. Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
Responsible for developing and recommending policies, programs, procedures to maintain and improve the competitive position of the organization.
Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff.
Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.
Initiate and coordinate major projects, (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
Keep current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance
Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and Company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to guarantee absolute wholesomeness of our product. Examples of these systems include Vendor Certification, Inbound Inspection, Microbiological Testing, Lot Tracking, daily and periodic Sanitation, HACCP, SQF, Pest Control, and Food Safety and Quality Systems Training.
Responsible for ensuring Plant Operations are in compliance with all Government Agency Regulations including but not limited to OSHA, DEQ, USDA, and State and Local regulations.
Develops, implements, and sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in quality and safety.
Manages departmental activity to comply with all applicable safety laws and regulations, as well as Company safety policies, procedures and standards
5 years progressive food manufacturing / operations management experience in Dry Cured Meat processing
10 years’ experience in meat manufacturing, preferably in a process-oriented operations and/or related industry
Efficient project management skills
Computer proficient (Word, Excel, Power Point, E-mail).
Experience working with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles
Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
Proven ability to effectively manage a large number of employees
Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
Dry Cured Sausage Processing experience
Bi-lingual (Spanish verbal communication)
Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
Additional Salary Information: We offer competitive compensation packages and outstanding benefits, including but not limited to health, vision, dental, life insurance, 401K and a generous annual bonus program.
Internal Number: 22063
About Sigma / Campofrío
Sigma is a global food company that is dedicated to the production, distribution and sales of refrigerated and frozen products such as cold meats, dry meats, cheese, yogurt, prepared meals and beverages. We have a strong diversified portfolio of well-positioned brands that market in the countries where we participate. We operate in 69 production plants, serving more than 590,000 customers in North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Working for Sigma is like working for a family-owned business, we believe in taking care of our associates so they will be dedicated to producing high quality products. You are not just applying for a job, this is the start to a new career whether your path takes you to the corporate headquarters or within the food production and distribution side of the business.
Come join our team of professionals! Sigma provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran st...atus, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Sigma complies with applicable federal, state and locals laws, including fair employment practices and equal employment opportunity when conducting recruiting and hiring, governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.