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Director, Production

About this Job:

The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the U.S., is looking for a full time Director, Production to oversee our Columbus, NE region.

Job Overview: Lead a team with accountability for overall business performance of a regoinal production asset portfolio.

Typical Duties of a Director, Production include:

1. Operating and Financial Performance of Regional Asset Portfolio

a.   Develop annual operating goals and operating budgets.

b.   Develop annual capital improvement plans and investment budgets.

c.   Monitor, review, and analyze financial and operational performance data.

d.   Analyze root cause of performance issues, identify effective countermeasures, and execute plans to restore performance.

e.   Identify and focus on managing key process controls that drive profitability.

2.   Strategic Planning and Program Execution

a.   Ensure that company vision and mission are understood by entire chain of command.

b.   Develop and execute a fully integrated Annual Operating Plan that drives the short and long-term strategic objectives of the company.

c.   Be accountable to report progress against the Operating Plan to General Manager.

d.   Develop, update, and train best management practices to ensure strong execution in the field.

e.   Implement principles of total quality management in hog production and leverage

the systems’ framework to rapidly deploy research innovation in the field.

3.   Team Leadership

a.   Provide daily leadership to a Team of direct reports through strong communication, active planning, priority setting, effective delegation, and routine coaching of management behaviors.

b.   Develop successors at each critical position in the organizational structure.

c.   Utilize Human Resources and related systems to analyze workforce needs,

recruit, hire, train, on-board, and retain the best qualified personnel.

d.   Ensure that the company’s formal Performance Management system is properly executed for all employees to drive performance, reinforce positive behaviors, and enhance leadership.

e.   Assist in establishing and subsequently implementing formal training programs to develop technical and leadership capacity across the system.

f.    Oversee support departments as needed and required.

4.   Sustainability and Stewardship.

a.   Ensure that all best management practices are consistent with commonly accepted standards for animal welfare.

b.   Ensure that hog production is conducted in a manner that safeguards the environment and maintains regulatory compliance.

5.   Customer Service and Partnership.

a.   Collaborate and closely align with other departments to consistently and efficiently deliver best-in-class quality products and services to our customers.

b.   Encourage and foster seamless working relationships with support divisions.

c.   Implement and maintain a site auditing and corrective action system to identify and solve problems.

d.   Accountable for strengthening relationships with Production Partners.

e.   Participate in public relations and public policy opportunities as directed to help      build and protect the Maschhoff brand image


BS degree in animal science, farm management, agriculture, business administration, or related field preferred. M.S. preferred.
10 years preferred experience oversee production operations
Position involves use of company vehicle, which requires a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

1) Knowledge of:

Animal science as applied in modern pig production systems
Business and financial key performance indicators in pig production
Quality Management Systems and Process Verification
Company vision and strategy
Customer expectations

2) Skill in:

Learning agility, dealing with ambiguity, and adaptation to a rapidly changing business environment
Organization, planning, priority setting, and complex project management
Using computer software tools such as Microsoft Outlook, CRM, and Sharepoint
Written and verbal communication

3) Ability to:

Lead, develop, coach and motivate others
Read financial statements and production operating reports
Analyze complex business problems and make timely, high quality business decisions
Distill complex vision into simple strategy to execute in the field
Think strategically about pig production issues and policy

10 years
How to apply:

Please apply ONLINE ONLY by clicking HERE. You will be redirected to The Maschhoffs job search page. Please search for Requisition Number: 56722