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Director, Production

Hampshire, Illinois

Job Description

Company: Buckhead Meat & Seafood of Chicago
Location: US-IL-Hampshire
Zip Code: 60140
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 4
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0


Position Purpose:


Responsible for the leadership of the department managers within the processing facility including Cut, Prep, Packaging and Warehouse. In order to stay involved, requires a good understanding of the departments needs such as Systems, Staffing and Equipment. Other areas of responsibility are Food safety, Employee safety, Fielding employee and customer complaints and Ensuring High quality cuts at the highest possible yield along with maximizing pounds per man hour.



Primary Responsibilities;


  • Responsible for managing plant production and working with management to ensure continual operational improvement of efficiencies and effectiveness of the company.   Coordinate with all departments within the organization to establish and carry out operational challenges.  .  
  • Direct, monitor and appraise the performance of all areas immediately reporting and provide direction on areas of concern or new tasks. Maintain qualified personnel in positions that report directly and recommend compensation for all production employees.   
  • Participates as part of the management team to develop business strategies, company policy and company direction.
  •  Provide input and leadership on decision making issues, review and approve costs in labor, equipment, supplies and other areas as they relate to the overall operation.
  • Work with Customers, Sales, and Merchandising functions on product development and building meat knowledge. Assist with customer and field sales inquiries to offer solutions to resolve problems. 
  • Provide analysis to president as requested.




Education (Degrees/Certificates):

Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s preferred


Experience (Years and Type of Experience):
Minimum Required:

  • Four years Meat processing background 


Skills (Type and Proficiency):

Minimum Required:

  • Leadership skills, 5 years


Decision-Making Authority


Most important decisions made fully independently:

  • Approve major projects or personal changes within the production facility. 


Most important decisions made with review and approval of other individuals or supervisors (include the reviews/approvals required):

  • When purchasing large equipment – Give a reason for the expenditure include the benefits the new equipment will bring to the facility and an estimated pay off time based on studies leading to the decision for purchase. 


Organizational Reporting:


  • Supervisor Title:  President
  • Positions Reporting to this Role:  Cut Supervisor, Prep Supervisor, Packaging Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor



For questions regarding the status of your application, please contact Steven Jedras at 847-683-2042

or by email at


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 70007