Saint Charles, Illinois

US1292 Buckhead Meat Midwest Inc.-Illinois Division

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Minimum Level of Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
7 Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:


Reporting to the RVPO, the Plant Manager serves as the site leader responsible for overseeing and directing the daily execution of all aspects of meat and/or seafood production (including portion cutting, packaging, shipping/receiving, and maintenance). The Plant Manager is key in planning, organizing, and executing the site's day to day activities in a safe and proficient manner.


• Site level leadership and general management activities.

• P&L responsibility for the site through creating and managing budgets that help achieve financial goals.

• Develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality, and productivity.

• The Plant Manager will ensure compliance with governing health/safety regulations and procedures.

• Assist in recruiting, hiring, retention, and developing of associates. This includes evaluations and performance documentation.

• Strategically create and adjust department activities, policies, and procedures to meet or exceed key performance metrics and customer satisfaction goals.

• Writes and adjust Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure standardization throughout network.

• Leads site teams on Gemba (waste) walks and manages solutions to improve findings

• Analyzes, identifies, and proposes action to the solution of problems with the operation of the division departments to increase the effectiveness of the operation.

• Ensures all DOT regulations are met in the transportation department

• Instrumental in the Development of key metrics and indices to drive improvement within daily, weekly, monthly, and annual results.

• Serves as a site spokesperson in cases of inquiry, feedback, or requests for special information to facilitate the accurate and precise flow of information.

• Aids in the solicitation of new or prospective business by participating in company meetings and any other market activities to foster the company's recognition within the business community.

Maintain high quality and safety standards by following specifications, local and federal governance, and Sysco's quality programs (including 3rd party auditing).

  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Agriculture preferred or min 10 years' experience in in operational leadership
  • Experience
    • Minimum 10 years plant leadership in food production, manufacturing, costing, and distribution experience

  • Financial responsibility
  • Increasing leadership history
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Lean Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Teams, Access, and Outlook
  • Experience and understanding of ERP systems

  • Deep experience with manufacturing or production processes to include continuous improvement tools
  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Oral Comprehension: Listening to and understanding the information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension: Reading and understanding the information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression: Communicating information and ideas in writing so others will understand
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Deductive Reasoning: Applying general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity: Perceiving when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Fluency of Ideas: Coming up with several ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The ability to sit, stand, walk, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Must be able to work in various indoor and outdoor climates and driving conditions. This includes Cold and wet manufacturing environments.
  • Occasional Travel to attend meetings may be required.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

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COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Saint Charles, Illinois


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