Cargill Plant General Manager Case Ready in Marshall, Missouri

Plant General Manager Case Ready

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The General Manager is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and management of our Marshall, MO case ready plant operations and it’s team members. The General Manager is fully accountable for meeting plant safety, food safety, quality, environmental, costs and operating plan objectives. Other responsibilities include customer relationship leadership, implementingand assuring alignment with business strategies, processes and programs to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements related to: food safety, employee safety, security, environmental and human resource compliance. This role ensures that Monterrey provides products that meet our customer needs and also represents the company and its interests in the community.

25% EHS and Food Safety : Be a Safety and Food Safety Champion. Create an environment in which employees go home in the same (or better) condition than they arrived. Actively work to prevent/eliminate hazards that cause injury or illness. Champion safety processes, ergonomic efforts and hold location accountable for keeping their co-workers safe. Champion the elimination of adulterants in our end-products. Ensure resources are available and all processes are being followed that help us minimize risk to consumers, customers and the company. Ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal environmental laws and regulations. Be a positive role model for other companies within the community. Work to identify ways to minimize environmental footprint.

20% Operations Management : Ensure effective and efficient operations. Maintain the physical condition and appearance which reflects the standards of quality and service of our business. Collaborate with other General Manager’s to ensure best practice sharing. Develop leaders for Cargill and provide tools and structure for location to meet their P&L objectives.

15% Engaged Employees: Be an employer of choice in the community. Create an environment where all employees are expected to be active, contributing members of the business. Hold team accountable to values, principles and goals. Recognize successes and challenge people to be better than they thought possible. Create opportunities for growth and development. Ensure an inclusive environment that is representative of the local market.

30% Customer Focus: Champion business strategy by staying focused on customer needs: “clean, cold, correct and on time”. Use business capabilities and plant resources to be a customer advocate. This position is critical in ensuring a strong and healthy relationship with WalMart to ensure we are meeting their needs as well as focusing on continuous improvement based on the discussions resulting from the relationship.

10% Corporate Social Responsibility : Active champion of our community outreach efforts. Be a visible presence in the community through active involvement, building networks and understanding the needs and concerns of the community.

Must be able to travel 10 – 15%. Ability to work varied hours, including weekends and evenings.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • or 10 years of equivalent experience

  • Minimum 8 years food/meat processing manufacturing experience with various roles and progressive responsibility in further processing operations.

  • Minimum 5 years of direct management/leadership experience (influencing, coaching, managing through others, developing diverse work teams)

  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of internal (plants/operations) and external (customers) relationships and how to determine what is best for Cargill (employee safety, engagement, profitability)

  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record in continuous improvement and managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment

  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with customers

  • Strong team builder and team player (player/coach principle)

  • Must be able to communicate effectively written, verbal and in presentation with all levels of the business

  • Experienced in creating and managing capital deployment strategy

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in case ready meat like operation

  • Experience in training in Continuous Improvement initiatives (Green Belt, Black Belt, etc.)

  • Experience in managing 200 stakeholders

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-MO-Marshall

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MAR00741