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Cargill Plant Operations Supervisor in Emporia, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Plant Operations Supervisor will provide strategic operational oversight for all production operations in a Pet Food processing facility with moderate presence or moderate degree of complexity. In this role, you will oversee and hold the operating facility accountable to standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute routine operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee, food safety and environmental compliance.

  • Monitor production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications.

  • Partner with multiple internal and external stakeholders to meet customer specifications and timeline.

  • Putting in work orders and partnering with maintenance on projects.

  • Develop operational plans and monitors routine operations for all production processes for multiple departments and processes.

  • Develop, supervise and provide coaching to direct reports including coaching company core values and guiding principles for assigned facilities or region.

  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports.

  • Making sure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met, oversee shift metrics and ensuring monthly safety projects are done.

  • Constant floor presence and interaction with the front-line production team.

  • Partner with Food Safety Quality Regulatory (FSQR) to make sure that food safety guidelines are being followed according to applicable regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum one year of directly related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of supervisory experience

  • Lean six sigma

  • Extruder experience or familiarity

  • Willing to work overnights and weekends

  • HACCP experience or certification

  • Bilingual or ability to communicate in Spanish

Position Information

This is a 1st shift position.

Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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