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General Manager, Production Operations

About this Job:

The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the U.S., is looking for a General Manager, Production Operations in the Iowa.

Job Title:  General Manager, Production Operations
Reports To:  Chief Operating Officer
Department:  Production Operations

Job Overview:

Lead a swine farrow to finish production business unit responsible for a regional commodity adjusted P&L and long term return on invested capital that directly contributes to the overall company profitability. The regional asset portfolio is comprised of company owned, leased, and/or production partner units. Create and execute strategies within the business unit to achieve the company’s vision and mission. Ensure a culture that fosters trust, empowers its people, and rewards them for industry leading performance.

Job Duties & Accountabilities

Typical Duties of General Manager, Production Operations include:

  • Develop, educate, and execute operating goals, budgets, and capital deployment plan for a farrow to finish operation with up to 60,000 sows and $300 Million in gross sales.
  • Authority to design and manage a growing asset base comprised of both company owned and production partner units including sow farms, nurseries, wean to market, and feeder to market sites.
  • Collaborate with other pork business leaders in fiscal decision making that impact the company’s profitability.
  • Build productive partnerships with other pork business leaders leveraging their technical expertise and improve profitability of the region and company.
  • Define and manage a regional human capital strategy including hiring and staffing, compensation, and employee development programs.
  • Responsible for animal health and flow strategies for a commercial production system including oversight of a regional Veterinarian and logistics support personnel.
  • Ensure regional operations are conducted in a manner that keeps our people safe, protects the well-being of our animals, safeguards the environment, maintains regulatory compliance, and adheres to company governance.
  • Collaborate and closely align with other regions and departments to consistently and effectively meet or exceed customer expectations to include specialty products.

Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, farm management, agriculture, business administration, or related field is preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree.


A minimum of 10 years of experience within the genetics and/or animal breeding profession and demonstrated management ability are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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: 58681