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Searcy

Plant Manager

Company

At Land O’Frost, our brands of lunchmeat and specialty sausage products are recognized as one of the nation’s best- selling and trusted brands. We have accomplished this through our incredible team of employees who are customer focused, motivated, achievers, developers, and purpose driven. We are seeking more passionate people to join our innovative team. Join our team and let your ambition flourish.

The Opportunity

The Plant Manager is responsible for the direct coordination and management of production and support activities in all plant Production, Sanitation, Maintenance, Scheduling, Shipping, Receiving, and DC Departments. Responsible for achieving plant and corporate objectives with the safety of people and quality of product at the forefront. Leads by example in fostering a team oriented and learning environment to develop future leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe environment for people while producing a quality product.
  • Achieve budget volumes in terms of managing yields/cost, labor variance, packaging scrap and other costs.
  • Provide leadership and direction for direct staff and those reporting indirectly.
  • Align all support and production objectives to build a one-team approach for shared success measures.
  • Ensure current and future talent needs identifying development opportunities and encouraging both management and hourly employees to pursue further training and self-improvement.
  • Keep informed of governmental regulations and technological developments by reading, attending seminars and trade shows.
  • Participate in long term planning for process and capacity improvement.
  • Assure implementation of food safety programs in the plant and help to determine priorities for food safety activity in cooperation with the Food Safety team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA highly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience, with 5 years’ in Operation or Plant Management in the Food Industry.
  • Successful accomplishment in developing future leaders through relationship building, empowerment and engagement of employees and open feedback.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite, ERP and other related applications and systems.

Corporate Industrial Engineer (Illinois or Arkansas)

Company

At Land O’Frost, our brands of lunchmeat and specialty sausage products are recognized as one of the nation’s best- selling and trusted brands. We have accomplished this through our incredible team of employees who are customer focused, motivated, achievers, developers, and purpose driven. We are seeking more passionate people to join our innovative team. Join our team and let your ambition flourish.

The Opportunity 

The Corporate Industrial Engineer develops and leads projects across supply chain to increase productivity, maximize efficiency, reduce waste, and drive down product costs wherever possible.  Ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and project management skills, is a self-starter, and has a strong background in IE, Plant Engineering/Operations, and IE/Productivity Engineering including Continuous Improvement, Lean, and Six Sigma tools.  Position location Searcy, AR or Lansing, IL. 

Responsibilities

  • Act as Corporate Industrial Engineer resource for establishing work measurement programs, conducting motion studies, and recommending methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities.
  • Act as Project Manager on plant or corporate initiatives, focusing on cost reduction projects.
  • Support Marketing and R&D on new product development projects as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science related discipline.
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Meat Plant Operations/Engineering.
  • Preferred 3 years minimum experiences in Continuous Improvement/Industrial Engineering role.
  • Experience in time measurement techniques.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other analytical software.

Cost Accountant

Company

At Land O’Frost, our brands of lunchmeat and specialty sausage products are recognized as one of the nation’s best- selling and trusted brands. We have accomplished this through our incredible team of employees who are customer focused, motivated, achievers, developers, and purpose driven. We are seeking more passionate people to join our innovative team. Join our team and let your ambition flourish.

The Opportunity

The Cost Accountant is responsible for preparing and validating our plant’s monthly financial reporting, analyzing, identifying and resolving discrepancies.  This position requires an individual to have a strong skill set in the following areas; attention to detail, analytical, highly organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and have excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the completion of plant’s monthly financial reporting.
  • Responsible for the completion of plant’s monthly management reporting.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a strong working relationship with plant manufacturing department leaders and staff.
  • Analyze changes in products, raw materials, and manufacturing processes to determine effects on cost.
  • Identify and recommend areas for continuous and process improvement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other database systems.
  • Some travel required.