Managing Director Group Manufacturing in Springdale, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Career Description

This position is responsible for leading the operations team within Prepared Foods to ensure profitability and industry leading service to our customers. The Group Manufacturing Director will be a key driver and will have a significant impact on the company's competitive position and financial performance. The role is responsible for overseeing about 6-8 plant operations and 9,000+/- Team members with an operating budget of 5.8billion. This role has shared responsibility for $1.7B Conversion Cost and $39MM of Plant Productivity. (Conversion cost defined as Direct Labor, Variable Overhead, and Fixed Overhead. Plant productivity defined as Continuous Improvement, Operational Efficiencies or LEAN savings.). The Group Manufacturing Director is responsible for both the strategy and daily cost management for the plants, thus will direct & coordinate the development and achievement of monthly, annual and long term strategic plans, as well as operational/lean improvement initiatives related to the cost, efficiency, waste, safety, quality, and environmental management. This position is responsible for the management of Supply Chain (Purchasing, Warehouse and Transportation), Health/Food Safety, Manufacturing, QA, Sanitation, Maintenance and Raw Materials activities to ensure that products are produced and meet all established company policies, quality standards and are within budget. This role works closely with and maintains positive relationships across all functional areas of the business to ensure that all activities are consistent with the company's and customer needs. Search for and identify activities to improve line efficiency, safety, employee relations, work environment, quality and training.


Education: Bachelor's degree in finance/accounting, economics, marketing, or agri-business/science desired or equivalent experience.

Experience: 10+ years of operation experience, with at least three years of plant management experience, consumer products selling and sales management experience; food manufacturing experience preferred.

Computer Skills: Intermediate computer skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required; working familiarity with SAP, BI, and Success Factors preferred.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Special Skills: Highly motivated; record of performance excellence in sales management, service, delivery and management leadership; deep knowledge of Prepared Foods, production systems and supply.

Supervisory: Responsible for managing multiple groups of personnel at multiple locations. Must have strong ability to lead leaders virtually.

Travel: 50-75% travel per year

  • Design and implement formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives to meet business goals and ensure environmental compliance.
  • Achieve established objectives for mix, cost, yields, quality customer service and environmental health and safety.
  • Manage assets, facilities, and capital to ensure long term profitability and viability.
  • Drive analytics that maximize the best alternative sale EBIT return, and lead to the development of new tools necessary to measure performance and trends.
  • Provide leadership and direction to develop long term plans for operations in support of overall business strategy.
  • Balance setting strategic vision with the managing the weekly P&L for the Prepared plants.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes and the implementation of new tools and technologies including creation of lean manufacturing processes to minimize