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Description/Job Summary

Night Shift Business Unit Leader

 Primary responsibility is to provide leadership and direction in the production and maintenance operations to ensure timely and cost efficient production and distribution of Company products. Day-to-day supervision of the management staff to achieve required production and quality standards in a safe manner, and for promoting and maintaining positive working relationships with the production group.


  1. Establishes, measures, and is accountable for operating and capital budgets for the operation in a manner to enable the operation to maintain a competitive position in the industry. 
  2. Meets all facility operational plans, to insure yield, birds per man hour, pounds per man hour, line efficiency,  CSI, QI, requirements are met.
  3. Ensure processes are in place to continuously reduce turnover, improve safety results as measured by the Safety Scorecard, and create the environment that will make the facility the Employer of Choice in the area.
  4. Ensure processes are in place to continually provide training to improve supervisory skills of staff, and improve the skill set of the hourly production associates to maximize the results of individual and team efforts.
  5. Constantly develops new ideas and methods to improve operational performance and improve product quality and customer reliability.
  6. Supports and promotes the company‚Äôs annual People, Products, and Profitability goals through effective planning, communication, emphasizing the requirement for all team members to be efficient and effective in their respective responsibilities. 

Required Skills


Required Experience

Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management, Agriculture or related discipline plus 12-14 years related work experience.  Should be computer literate with skill in Microsoft Office.  Proven track record demonstrating ability to lead people and get results.  Must be able to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 3 year time span.  Must be able to organize multiple protocols/projects and complete on schedule. Able to develop protocols and processes and deploy.  Able to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.  Requires prior supervisory experience.  Knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation.  Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization; possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Must be able to travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or company business. 

Preferred Education

High School diploma of equivalent with strong reading, math, writing, and analytical skills. Computer literate with skill in Microsoft Office.
4-year college degree in Business Administration, Agriculture related field, Business Management, or equivalent experience   


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.