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Tyson Foods Plant Manager II - Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs, Iowa

OUR COMPANY: With global sales of over $40 billion, Tyson Foods is one of the world’s largest food companies. Its portfolio includes $1 billion brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, and Hillshire Farm®, and leading brands such as Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. Our purpose “Raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do”. Our work environment, as well as our focus on people and innovation, makes Tyson Foods a great place to work.

Our organization is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet business objectives for the $8 billion Prepared Foods business. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements (and food safety, and compliance). He or she will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the processing plant.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Plant Manager is the senior leader on site and is responsible for everything that goes on inside the four walls of the plant and is the driver of the production process. We look to the Plant Manager to build a collaborative environment between operations and the rest of the organization. This dynamic leader will have a relentless focus on creating a safe environment (food safety and work environment), production efficiency, product cost, continuous improvement, ensuring a focus on talent retention, development, and driving business results the right way. This a busy and detail-oriented role, which requires both strong technical, leadership and enhanced communication skills. The ideal candidate is able to balance competing priorities, problem-solve, and work with a diverse body of stakeholders across a company.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: You will direct and coordinate production operations, supply chain, manufacturing engineering, quality, environmental health & safety, and continuous improvement at a facility employing about 150 associates. Your mission will be to ensure the production and delivery of quality products on time and in the safest, most efficient and cost-effective manner. We see this medium-sized facility as a training ground where you can showcase your potential to move up to a larger facility or pursue other career paths within the organization. Specific focus areas include:

  • Manage daily operations in our plant facility to achieve annual business plans

  • Ensure safety and efficiency of the facility

  • Control costs to achieve annual budget goals

  • In partnership with Human Resources, develop strategy, programs and tools to drive a high performing, effective organizational culture. As the key driver of the plant’s culture and retention efforts, this role will be responsible to implement programs that achieve these outcomes in a way that creates inclusion and embraces Tyson’s 5C’s.

  • Test and monitor plant processes

  • Analyze and issue production and performance reports


  • BS in engineering or technical field strongly preferred

  • 8+ years proven leadership in manufacturing operations. Applicable Experience in Food Processing Industry Preferred.

  • Experience within high volume, high mix manufacturing operations

  • Proven Lean Manufacturing skills (Daily Management, Kaizen, Gemba, 5s, etc.)

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants

  • Strategic, analytical and conceptual problem solver, with the ability to look into the details and interpret the impact of key business drivers; detect patterns and trends across disparate sources of data; creatively analyze unfamiliar problems; and synthesize the "so what's" out of analytics and KPI’s. Superior strategic thinking and decision making skills. Strong financial acumen, coupled with broad business/operations experience.

  • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting

  • Experience in materials management, manufacturing engineering, warehousing, distribution, purchasing and planning.

  • Proficient with MS Office

  • Leadership that yields inclusion and engagement of all team members in the plant to achieve targets and improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Environment and Working Climate

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong, effective internal customer/business partner relationships.

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Must possess self-awareness and a proven track record of success.

  • Sense of urgency and ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Annual bonus

  • Relocation

  • 20 days paid vacation + 8 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday

  • 401k program

  • Tuition reimbursement

Relocation assistance may be available to candidates that qualify according to the Tyson Relocation Policy.

Work Shift:

A Shift (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose ( .

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