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Operations Management Trainee

at Perdue Farms in Milford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

We are looking for future leaders to join us! We are actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our Operations team in Milford, DE as a Management Trainee. The Perdue Management Trainee (MT) program is an entry level management position designed to develop talented individuals into future leaders in the company's operations management field. In this position, you will be offered the opportunity to learn and develop skills vital for a career in operations, production, continuous improvement, quality assurance, safety, shipping, and distribution. The MT program starts June 2024.

Our 12 month program combines hands-on training by direct observation and shadowing, learning and development sessions, continuous improvement projects, and a series of structured departmental rotations. The MT will be fully immersed and actively participate in all aspects of business in an operational facility. Upon successful completion of the program, the Management Trainee will have the opportunity to transition into a supervisor role.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Acquires knowledge to include administrative functions, manpower reports, disciplinary procedures, budget, production processes and requirements while contributing ideas and recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Develops an understanding of the team process using the criteria: establishing common mission/goals of all team members; providing clear role definition of team members; encouraging shared accountabilities; implementing effective team procedures and processes, giving and receiving feedback, problem solving, decision making, employing coaching and effective communications; ensuring team “spirit”; and providing recognition for team accomplishments.
  • Implements the policies of the Quality Improvement Process with the team/department.
  • Monitors the performance of the team to ensure goals are attained and graphs results for display and presentation at briefings and/or meetings.
  • Develops self-awareness and consistently applies best practices in communications, emotional intelligence, integrity, and exhibits other Perdue values.
  • Rotates through various functions in fresh or cook plants which may include the Hatchery, Feed Mill, Live Production, Live Haul, Wastewater, Accounting, Human Resources, Receiving, Dressing, Evisceration, Giblet Packing, Grading, Cut Up, Stretch Bag, Deboning, 28 Degree Cooler, Box Room, Weight/Price/Label and Shipping departments.
  • Completes projects related to cost-reduction or improved performance.
  • Attends learning events/activities including on-ground classes, web-based instruction, and e-learning platforms.
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Job Posting: 1259068

Posted On: Apr 12, 2024

Updated On: May 12, 2024

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