A great job and a great future await you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and largest hog producer in the United States, we’re a $16 billion global food company with more than 55,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:
Competitive Starting Pay
Annual Bonus Earning Potential
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Program eligibilities apply
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages! Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.
The Smithfield Way Continuous Improvement Manager facilitates the implementation of all facets of The Smithfield Way to include both the M-IQ process and the minimum outlined plant facility requirements. Responsible to improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes to drive efficiencies, reduce cost and increase product quality attributes, and deliver the charter requirements. Provides advisement and recommendations to top management personnel to influence culture change to the new processes and methodology.
$85,500 - $127,050
Will lead an implementation team for the Smithfield Way, possibly at multiple locations simultaneously, and ensure proper deployment of the program, and then ensure it is sustained to meet the program governance.
Facilitates the deployment of The Smithfield Way tenants within the facilities in which they are responsible.
Establish and develop systems which reinforce and encourage data-based decisions to drive value stream enhancement and continuous improvement. Works across the organization to ensure consistent approach, format, data integrity, and decision processes are deployed and in use throughout the facility.
Conducts problem solving activities with the plant team to troubleshoot manufacturing/business and operational issues.
Lead, coach, and mentor multiple improvement teams to affect rapid change.
Completes advanced data collection and analysis for process mapping.
Facilitates training/workshops to drive cultural change.
Optimize manufacturing processes to attain product quality, efficiency, and process repeatability.
Help drive visual management into all aspects of the manufacturing environment
Conducts compliance audits, program evaluations, and reviews to drive results with the fortitude to ensure change is sustainable.
Partners with Operations and Engineering teams to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of newly implemented tools and tenants.
Will provide weekly reports and conduct periodic presentations to Senior Leadership.
Strategic thinking skills, and the ability to effectively translate strategy into operating methodology and results.
Work with corporate C.I. staff in the development of strategic plans to further the performance of the business through the utilization of Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Demonstrated understanding of Continuous Improvement and lean manufacturing principles.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced level knowledge of Excel.
Solid analytical skills, with practical operational knowledge.
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement continuous improvement plans, lean manufacturing initiatives, 5S, value stream mapping, statistical process control to drive change.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
Demonstrated planning, organization, and execution skills.
Strong interpersonal and technical skills.
Knowledge of SAP is preferred.
Strong attention to detail, self-motivation, innovation, and ability to operate autonomously.
Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.