JOB TITLE:  PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER – SEABOARD OVERSEAS GROUP
LOCATION:  Seaboard Corporation Headquarters
REPORTS TO:  VP Plant Operations
DIRECT REPORTS:  Senior Business Analyst
INDIRECT REPORTS: none

GENERAL PURPOSE:

  • Direct all activities for the management and communication of group KPIs for manufacturing
  • Lead the implementation of a global system for managing and reporting key management information supporting group objectives for operational excellence and capital project implementation.
  • Apply knowledge of world-class performance and processes to Seaboard affiliates
  • Support regional technical directors and operations managers in identifying and applying modern manufacturing techniques and processes

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate and ensure reliability and timeliness of reporting processes from affiliated companies
  • Oversee the function and maintenance of existing Seaboard systems for record keeping and data analysis
  • Communicate positive and negative results to regional technical directors, operations managers, managing directors, and Seaboard Overseas executive management
  • Define causes for performance gaps between actual and design specification or world-class, and propose both CapEx and operational solutions to close the gap as appropriate
  • Leverage personal and in-house knowledge of manufacturing systems to bring about process improvement
  • Implement systems for monthly reporting of CapEx project progress with regard to present cost, forecast cost, budget, and timeline
  • Communicate results and progress of plant audits, scores, issue status, and percentage of progress monthly
  • Develop a process for reporting a quality index for each affiliate and the commodity trading function
  • Incorporate a safety index into group management reporting with the support of the EHS manager
  • Support other departmental functions in the application of technical solutions for enhancing plant operations in terms of efficiency, EHS concerns, food safety, and purchasing efficiency
  • Lead in the measurement and improvement of energy consumption for Seaboard Overseas affiliates
  • Act as the hub for Seaboard Overseas harvesting the technical expertise of regional technical directors, engineering, and the industry at large.
  • Maintain group knowledge base for flow diagrams
  • Lead the gap analysis process of the group’s assets and diagrams while prioritizing the major opportunities with respect to return on investment
  • Manage process improvement projects as assigned by VP-Plant Operations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in milling science, engineering or other manufacturing discipline related to the food industry
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience managing plant operations with accountability for KPIs
  • Superior knowledge of plant systems including material handling, air handling, mechanical systems, and automation
  • Project management experience
  • Experience reading financial statements
  • Willingness to travel 25-30% during the first year across the developing world; travel will reduce to 10-15%
  • Superior acumen with Microsoft Office Suite applications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Language skills in addition to English
  • Capital project implementation
  • International experience
  • Knowledge of database architecture and design

Apply at: https://www.seaboardoverseas.com/job-opportunities/

Posted on May 24, 2022

Senior Project Engineer
Reports To: SVP Manufacturing and Engineering
03/22/2021

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Project Engineer will utilize a wide range of  management and engineering skills to conceive, execute, and commission multi-million dollar capital projects This includes but is not limited to all phases of design conception, engineering oversight, procurement, execution, and start-up.

Project Development and Design:

  • Identify and prioritize gaps between existing processes and world-class standards for cost, efficiency, and quality through site visits, review of operational results, and interaction with all levels of management
  • Establish and formulate design criteria and implementation procedures, using design and construction best practices
  • Complete project conceptual designs which most efficiently meet business needs
  • Identify equipment to meet the best combination of cost, quality, delivery, and service
  • Select civil, millwright, electrical, and automation engineers and contractors capable of providing outstanding service in the country of concern
  • Create specification documents and bid packages for multi-million-dollar projects
  • Lead in reviewing bids for adequacy and selecting bids based on the greatest value to Seaboard and its partners
  • Develop a methodology for document management/change management of project files

Project Execution

  • Negotiation of major equipment purchases
  • Negotiation for the purchase of applicable services
  • Creation and management of the project schedule
  • Regular follow up with key stakeholders including affiliate management and contractors
  • Maintaining the highest standards for safety, environmental stewardship, and ethics during all phases of the project
  • Conducting site visits to ensure adequate progress and quality of installed works
  • Ensure project is executed on time and within budget
  • Manage, implement, and develop projects in compliance with the required construction and safety standards
  • Lead and interact with the project team to manage the process of analysis of Management of Change (MOC) of the project, ensuring the mitigation or elimination of risk in the facilities and the operations
  • Provide periodic reports on key project metrics to ownership
  • Be present for commissioning and start-up to ensure installed assets meet required performance guarantees

Asset Review

  • Conduct visits to ensure installed assets are performing per their intended design
  • Provide expertise to local operations to ensure maximum uptime and reliability of assets
  • Periodically provide opinions, valuations, and performance capability of acquisition opportunities
  • Review and improve operating practices of Seaboard affiliates relative to asset maintenance and operation for bulk material handling and storage systems as well as processing systems

Management Activities

  • Assist Seaboard and affiliate management in the creation of short and long-term capital budgets
  • Identify industry trends to ensure Seaboard’s continued relevance in the industry for years to come
  • Create and manage project archives
  • Assist technical personnel in management and optimization of equipment and relevant processes

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the primary engineering disciplines (Civil, Structural, Mechanical) is required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in engineering with a design-build firm, or end user engaged in grain or feed processing, bulk material handling, agriculture, or food processing
  • Must have proven experience managing the full life cycle of projects including scope, schedule, and budget metrics.
  • Must have a strategic and action-oriented mindset to anticipate, identify and act on complex challenges and opportunities.
  • Requires resourcefulness and adaptability to accomplish objectives regardless of the circumstances and obstacles.
  • Must be a collaborative team player.
  • Possesses demonstrated ability to optimize work processes to achieve continuous improvement and maximum efficiency.
  • Unquestioned commitment to ethics
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or French is a plus
  • Able to deal comfortably with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization, instilling trust and aligning objectives with broader organizational goals.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% to our operations (third world countries in Africa and South America).

Apply at: https://www.seaboardoverseas.com/job-opportunities/

Posted on May 24, 2022

Flour Milling Program Manager (remote eligible)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career Area:
Manufacturing
Req ID: 15297

OVERVIEW 
Join General Mills’ North America Foodservice (NAF) Supply Chain team and play an integral business-facing role in our $500MM Bakery Flour business as well as leading the Technical Milling program for our five wheat flour mills.  This job is a unique combination of a small Supply Chain Manager role with end-to-end Supply Chain responsibility and Technical Platform leadership for our milling network.  It requires deep technical experience but provides a broad, business-facing opportunity that would be excellent development for someone aspiring to be a Plant Manager in one of our Flour Mills or a place for the right candidate to apply their technical expertise to create value over a longer horizon.Reporting directly to the Sr. Director – NAF Supply Chain, this role will work closely with our Bakery Flour business team, our Grain/Sourcing team and our field Milling Teams in pursuit of our annual business objectives.  It also provides an opportunity to make a lasting impact on our milling network through innovation/ mill modernization, operational standardization, and coaching our field leadership.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Represent Supply Chain on the Bakery Flour business team accountable for annual RNS and SOP commitments.  Support growth opportunities while delivering our cost commitments.
  • Develop capacity solutions to support growth and HMM pipeline to maintain/increase our best-in-the-industry margins.
  • Provide tactical Run/Improve direction to mills on near-in supply strategies as well as developing longer-term strategic plans for our Milling network.
  • Lead our Technical Milling Ops team with a focus on development and results
  • Standardize Foundational Systems approach and lead implementation across our network
  • Develop mill modernization glidepaths and prioritized capital investment plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ plus years of related experience
  • Strong influence and communication skills; ability to navigate a matrixed organization with urgency and commitment to results.
  • Demonstrated Supply Chain core capabilities – Integrated Supply Chain Mindset, Business Partnership, Data & Process/Decision Making
  • Specialized Supply Chain capabilities preferred – Strategic Influence, External/Customer Focus, Financial Acumen, Coaching for Capability Building (but also great opportunity for development)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Milling Science highly preferred, but may accept Bachelor’s in Business, Engineering, Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management with appropriate Technical Milling experience.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

Apply

Posted April 17, 2022

Opportunities in Latin America

Job Title: Head Miller
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Reports To: General Manager
Job Type: Expatriate

 General Purpose

  • Overall responsibility for the performance of the milling operations and of the efficiency of the production personnel.
  • Good team management skills.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Obtaining an extraction rate of flour corresponding to the standards of the profession.
  • Ensure a high quality of flour and bran production.
  • Responsible for production scheduling optimization.
  • Perform a daily control of the settings and efficiency of the flour mill.
  • Perform a daily setting of the breaks release and check of the flour and product streams.
  • Responsible for the integrated pest management strategy and supervision of the pest control measures.
  • Prioritize maintenance tasks.
  • Management of the wheat and flour bin inventory.
  • Continuous improvement of operations and identification of new technologies.
  • Establishment of food safety policies and implementation of procedures.
  • Ensure that the company meets and exceeds local safety and environmental regulations.
  • Implement and improve company operations manual.
  • Responsible for the production and inventory figures given to the Accounting department.
  • Responsible for the training of the workers and their professional follow-up.
  • Control of bags, additives, spare parts, fuel, water and tools inventory and stock.
  • Responsible for the order and control of inventory and stock of goods and items for the operation of the mill (except for the wheat).
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with products being delivered.

The responsibilities outlined in this job description are not a comprehensive list; additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Education & Experience

  • Milling degree preferred or accredited certificate in Milling Sciences.
  • 5+ year grain milling experience as a Chief Miller.
  • Strong organizational skills are required for the position.
  • Experience with HACCP principles and application
  • Experience with wheat and flour analysis including the ability to interpret flour and dough analyses relative to end-product impact.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of flour quality required for bakery products to include baguettes, pan bread, buns, rolls, cakes, biscuits and flat breads.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred.
  • Ability to regularly work odd hours due to product demands.

Working Environment/Conditions

  • Field job, for a dynamic and motivated person
  • Must be in good physical health due to physical remoteness of location and operations.
  • Expatriate must be able to operate outside normal comfort zone at times.
  • Travel will be minimal.

Apply at: https://www.seaboardoverseas.com/job-opportunities/

Posted on May 24, 2022

DIRECTOR DE MOLINO

Liven Agro S.A. es líder europeo en la producción de maíces para la industria agroalimentaria. Estamos especializados en todo tipo de maíces para las diferentes ramas de la alimentación humana. Procesamiento del grano en sus diferentes productos básicos, sémola de maíz, harinas. Seguimiento del cultivo en campo, recolección, almacenamiento, selección limpieza y envasado según las necesidades de los clientes. Desde Liven Agro S.A. apostamos por el talento que quiera asumir el desafío de ayudarnos a cumplir con proyectos estimulantes que requieren de investigación y desarrollo para la innovación agrícola.

Descripción de la oferta
Reportando a gerencia, la persona seleccionada deberá: Dirigir el sistema de producción de nuestro molino garantizando la satisfacción de la demanda de nuestros productos en un 100% en términos de volumen, calidad y oportunidad. Lo hará mediante los principios de ingeniería aplicados al diseño, optimización de procesos y resolución de problemas así como a la evaluación e implementación de nuevas tecnologías.

Funciones laborales esenciales:

  • Gestionar la calidad, formulación y seguimiento de presupuestos, políticas de seguridad e higiene industrial.
  • Comparar las tecnologías disponibles internas y externas e impulsar mejoras en relación a las existentes.
  • Proponer mejoras en el diseño de equipos y proveedores.
  • Estandarizar operaciones y metodologías.
  • Ayudar a resolver problemas técnicos aplicables en planta.
  • Establecer metas y liderar el cumplimiento del plan de producción en términos de productividad, calidad y costes.
  • Trabajar en colaboración con otros departamentos en la implementación de enfoques innovadores para la operación y el mantenimiento de la planta.
  • Asegurar el buen funcionamiento de las máquinas y/o equipos detectando y coordinando las necesidades de mantenimiento mediante la asistencia técnica, informe de fallos y la participación en el mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo.
  • Analizar periódicamente los diferentes procesos a fin de identificar fuentes de ahorro que rentabilicen la operación, controlando estándares de producción, mano de obra, consumo y calidad, de acuerdo a los parámetros establecidos, manteniendo así la calidad de los productos.
  • Detectar las necesidades de nuestros clientes y traducirlas en estrategias que permitan generar rentabilidad en el negocio a través de soluciones tangibles y efectivas.

Habilidades requeridas:

  • Liderazgo: gerencia de equipos, comunicación efectiva, toma de decisiones, proactividad.
  • Auditoría de procesos: manejo de indicadores, estrategia empresarial, excelencia operacional y mejora continua.
  • Gerencia de proyectos industriales: desarrollo de planes de inversión, implementación tecnológica y operacional para plantas procesadoras de cereales
  • Manejo de Microsoft Office (Excel avanzado) y Autocad
  • Pensamiento analítico, estratégico y conceptual orientado tanto al detalle como a resultados.
  • Inglés avanzado, C1.
  • Gran conocimiento de una variedad de operaciones de unidades de proceso. Algunos ejemplos incluyen manejo del grano, limpieza y molienda de maíz, transporte de productos, sistemas de control de polvo, empaque y / o carga de recipientes a granel, sistemas de automatización y almacenamiento.

Educación y Experiencia requerida:
Licenciatura en los campos de Ingeniería, Ciencias de la Molienda, Fabricación de Producción, Tecnología, Procesamiento de Alimentos u otro campo relacionado.
Experiencia mínima de 3 años en sistemas productivos de plantas de molino de maíz.

Otros datos:
Proyecto estable con posibilidades de crecimiento profesional a largo plazo dentro de la compañía.

Si encajas con el perfil o conoces a alguien que lo haga, envíanos el CV a: rrhh@livenagro.com.

CHIEF MILLER

Liven Agro S.A. It is the European leader in the production of corn for the food industry. We are specialized in all types of corn for the different branches of human consumption. Processing of the grain in its different basic products, corn grits, flours. Monitoring of the cultivation in the field, collection, storage, selection, cleaning and packaging according to the needs of the clients. From Liven Agro S.A. We are committed to the talent that wants to take on the challenge of helping us fulfill stimulating projects that require research and development for agricultural innovation.

Offer description
Reporting to management, the selected person must: Direct the production system of our mill, guaranteeing 100% satisfaction of the demand for our products in terms of volume, quality and timeliness. It will do so through engineering principles applied to design, process optimization and problem solving as well as to the evaluation and implementation of new technologies.

Essential job functions:
Manage the quality, formulation and monitoring of budgets, safety and industrial hygiene policies.
Compare available internal and external technologies and drive improvements in relation to existing ones.
Propose improvements in the design of equipment and suppliers.
Standardize operations and methodologies.
Help solve technical problems applicable in the plant.
Establish goals and lead the fulfillment of the production plan in terms of productivity, quality and costs.
Work collaboratively with other departments in implementing innovative approaches to plant operation and maintenance.
Ensure the proper functioning of the machines and / or equipment by detecting and coordinating maintenance needs through technical assistance, fault reporting and participation in preventive and corrective maintenance.
Periodically analyze the different processes in order to identify sources of savings that make the operation profitable, controlling production, labor, consumption and quality standards, according to the established parameters, thus maintaining the quality of the products.
Detect the needs of our clients and translate them into strategies that allow generating profitability in the business through tangible and effective solutions.

Required skills:
Leadership: team management, effective communication, decision making, proactivity.
Process audit: management of indicators, business strategy, operational excellence and continuous improvement.
Management of industrial projects: development of investment plans, technological and operational implementation for cereal processing plants
Management of Microsoft Office (advanced Excel) and Autocad
Analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking oriented to both detail and results.
Advanced English, C1.
Great knowledge of a variety of process unit operations. Some examples include grain handling, corn cleaning and milling, product transportation, dust control systems, packing and / or loading of bulk containers, automation and storage systems.

Education and Experience required:
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Engineering, Milling Science, Production Manufacturing, Technology, Food Processing or other related field.
Minimum experience of 3 years in production systems of corn mill plants.

Other data:
Stable project with possibilities for long-term professional growth within the Company

Send your CV to: rrhh@livenagro.com

Posted December 29, 2020

Opportunities in the Middle East and Africa

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the transfer for the wheat from the vessels to the silos, and opposite for the bran
  • Management of the wheat and flour bin inventory
  • Obtaining an extraction rate of flour corresponding to the standards of the profession
  • Continuing looking for new and better methods to improve the overall operation and its efficiency
  • Ensure a high quality of flour and bran production
  • Maintain order and discipline within the operational personnel
  • Establish rules and regulations in order to improve safety procedures
  • Ensure that the company meets and exceeds local safety and environmental regulations
  • Implement and improve Seaboard Corporate Operation manual policies
  • Weekly, monthly and annual control of the balance sheets of production and their follow-up
  • Presentation of the weekly, monthly, semi-annual (for Kansas) and annual production  reports
  • Responsible for the production and inventory figures given to the Finance department
  • Responsible for the training of the workers and their professional follow-up
  • Ensure permanent training for the employees
  • Overall responsibility for the maintenance of the mill
  • Responsible for the security and hygiene in all the installation of the company
  • Control of bags, additives, spare parts, fuel, water and tools inventory and stock
  • Responsible for the order of goods and items for the operation of the mill (except for the wheat)
  • Manage relationships with third party suppliers (both service and commodity)
  • Maintain communication and customer relations at all times
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with products being delivered

Qualifications

  • Milling degree preferred or accredited certificate in Milling Sciences
  • 5+ year grain milling experience
  • Technical knowledge of specific agricultural commodities
  • Exceptional organizational skills are required for the position
  • Fluency in English required
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred
  • Ability to regularly work odd hours due to product demands

Apply at seaboard.overseas.com

Posted on August 12, 2021

MEGA MARKET (PVT) LTD
The successful applicant will be responsible to the Processing Manager for:

  • The overall performance of a new 400 ton per day Wheat Mill and an existing 100 ton per day Maize Mill situated in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
  • Assisting with the commissioning of the new Wheat Mill and bringing it to its rated capacity by the end of Quarter 1 2022.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and training of the staff necessary to man the new Wheat Mill.
  • Drawing up and implementing Quality, Food Safety, Hygiene and Health and Safety standards and SOP’s for all Milling operations.
  • Designing and implementing effective GMP programs for both Mills.
  • Planning, controlling and coordinating all production operations in a manner consistent with defined quality and other standards.
  • Producing annual operating budgets and maintaining strict financial controls over all Milling costs.
  • Producing daily, weekly and monthly performance reports for both Milling operations.
  • Managing the wheat and maize procurement processes to optimise stock holdings, stock quality and stock cost.
  • Working with the Sales Marketing Department to develop an optimal product range and establish markets for those products.
  • Planning and controlling the ordering and usage of production consumables, packaging and spare parts to ensure that availability and cost are optimised.
  • Ensuring that all stocks are controlled and reconciled on a regular basis.
  • Consistently meeting finished product quality standards and ensuring that all products meet customer quality requirements and specifications.
  • Implementing systems for continual operational and quality improvement and innovation.
  • Liaising with the Engineering Services Manager to ensure that equipment availability and efficiency is maximised by implementing an effective preventive maintenance system.
  • Managing and motivating Mill staff.
  • Using KPI’s to measure, manage and reward staff performance.
  • Implementing on the job, internal and external training and development programmes for all Milling employees.

Required Education and Experience

  • A milling/food processing related tertiary qualification.
  • A post-graduate management qualification would also be advantageous.
  • Ten years of hands on experience in a wheat milling environment where at least 4 years have been spent at middle management level.
  • In depth knowledge of the maize and wheat food industry environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage a unionized work force.
  • A good understanding of the operations of standardised milling equipment, standardised grain testing equipment and milling laboratory instruments.
  • Must be computer literate and should have experience with SCADA control systems.
  • Should have good problem solving skills and experience with SPC and root cause analysis.
  • Should have experience with Preventive Maintenance systems and managing maintenance personnel.
  • Competence in implementing and maintaining ISO/HACCP management systems
  • Working knowledge of ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Should have good people and performance management skills.
  • Should possess good verbal and written communication skills.

Send resume/CV to: HR@megamarket.co.zw

Posted July 20, 2021

Opportunities in Asia

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